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2012 Lamborghini Aventador J
(from Lamborghini Press Release) Lamborghini Aventador J: worldwide premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Radically open, extremely powerful
At the 2012 Geneva Motor
Show, Automobili Lamborghini is presenting the most uncompromising
open super sports car of its entire history. The Lamborghini
Aventador J is a force of nature on wheels – supremely powerful and
supremely open. The Aventador J offers its pilot and co-pilot an
utterly indescribable experience of power and dynamics. At the same
time, the 515 kW / 700 hp two-seater is a first class technology
showcase, combining innovative solutions and brand new materials and
demonstrating Automobili Lamborghini’s enormous expertise in carbon
Continuation of a glorious tradition
With the Aventador J,
technically based on the Aventador, Automobili Lamborghini is
carrying on its glorious brand tradition. The 1970 Jota, for
instance, was the stuff of legends – a Lamborghini Miura with
improved performance and virtually redesigned in every detail. It
remained a one-off; although some owners subsequently had their
Miuras modified to look like the Jota.
The Aventador: Extremely open, overwhelming power
Aventador J is a super sports car of positively dramatic
single-mindedness and openness. It combines the overwhelming
performance of the Lamborghini Aventador with the most intense
experience of power and dynamics imaginable in an automobile.
Systematic lightweight design – considerable weight reduction
Naturally, the Aventador J benefits enormously from this unique technology package. Yet the Aventador J has a significantly different interpretation to the Aventador coupé. In this open version, the monocoque has a largely new design, including the two safety bars behind the seats. The absence of a roof, of the large windshield, of the air conditioning system and of the navigation system obviously takes it to an even lower weight. With a dry weight of 1575 kilograms, the series production Aventador LP 700-4 is already extremely light for its performance class thanks to its carbon fiber construction.
Carbonskin, a brand new carbon fiber material
The unique expertise of
Automobili Lamborghini in the field of carbon fiber reinforced
polymers is evident not only in the hi-tech monocoque, but also in
the research into further innovative solutions. Unlike traditional
seats, in the Aventador J seats are made of Forged COMPOSITE®, with
inserts of flexible carbon fiber fabrics: a result of an innovative
The Design: uncompromisingly Lamborghini
An extreme Aventador
obviously needs an equally single-minded design, which goes without
saying at the Centro Stile Lamborghini. Every single model from
Sant’Agata Bolognese bears the unique design of the brand. Clear,
precise surfaces, as well as sharp, often broken lines are among the
unmistakable styling tools. They consistently emphasize the power
and enormous presence of these Italian super sports cars. Not one
line is ever accidental – the defining principle is always ‘form
Rear view mirror like a periscope
Virtually every part of
the outer chassis was redesigned for the Aventador J, yet it shows
the spirit of Lamborghini in its most concentrated form. The car’s
dimensions are extreme: the overall length is 4890 mm, the overall
width (excluding mirrors) is 2030 mm while the height is 1110 mm.
Front scoop with winglets
The front of the Aventador J is somewhat narrower than that of the Aventador. The front end is dominated by a highly distinctive carbon fiber air scoop, with central fixing braces and upward tilting winglets on the outer edges. Viewed from the side, the front end of the Aventador J looks like a Formula 1 racing car.
Red with chrome effect, wheels with CFRP fan
The black of the carbon
fiber parts is visibly evident throughout the car – the
significantly wider sill elements and the mighty rear diffuser form
a perfect contrast to the rich red body paintwork. The special red
color was developed specifically for this Aventador - a highly
intensive red with a slight chrome effect.
Rear end purely for aerodynamics and ventilation
Because of its ample dimensions, the eye is drawn inexorably to the rear end. It consists in principle of just three elements – the carbon-fiber rear diffuser, the four huge tail pipes and the rear lights with their typical Lamborghini light signature in the form of a Y. The remaining surface area is for heat dissipation and is enclosed only by a black metal mesh. The rear end is crowned by an enormous fixed spoiler mounted on the bodyshell by two arms. ‘Form follows function’ to the nth degree. The spoiler is supported by two pillars connected by the diffuser: clearly inspired by racing.
In comparison with the Aventador LP 700-4, the exclusive Aventador J has special front and rear bumpers. Both bumpers have been supplemented with carbon fiber fins that act as flow deviators. Their purpose is to achieve a significant increase in the vehicle’s downforce at both the front and the rear.
The outside comes inside
The Aventador J’s exterior and interior forms flow seamlessly into each other. This supersports car turns its inside outward and is as open as it can possibly be. Conversely, the exterior ‘flows’ through the interior – a red stripe runs from the front hood, between the two wind deflectors, over the dashboard, down the console to the center tunnel and back up between the seat backs, before leaving the interior and heading for the engine cover panel.
Interior is minimalist and single-minded
This band of color
connects the front and the rear of the car, creates a visual
separation between the driver and passenger space and is interrupted
only by a small control panel housing the starter button and the
switches for lights and transmission. The Aventador J is equipped
neither with a navigation nor car audio system, nor does it have the
associated screen or air conditioning controls – these would simply
detract from its one and only raison d’être as an extreme driving
experience. What remains, of course, are two programmable TFT
displays behind the steering wheel.
A unique work of art licensed for the road
However, at the end of the Geneva Motor Show, this sight will be the preserve of just one – the future owner of the Lamborghini Aventador J. There is only one of them, no prototypes and no others for the Lamborghini Museum. The buyer can look forward to a truly unique, street-legal work of art. He will possess the most extreme expression of Lamborghini DNA in existence and a real masterpiece of high technology. But the many other fans of the super sports cars from Sant’ Agata Bolognese can rest assured - the Aventador success story has only just begun.