Lamborghini’s most dramatic vision of their latest concept supercar, called the Aventador J, is set to make its glorious entrance at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Lamborghini removed the roof and windshield from an Aventador coupe creating the striking Aventador J.
Not surprisingly, the J’s styling closely resembles that of the Aventador.
In classic Lambo fashion, the doors open upward, but have only a tiny sliver of glass instead of the Aventador’s power windows.
For improved performance of the Lamborghini Aventador J includes:
- Front and rear bumpers have unique carbon-fiber flics to add aerodynamic downforce
- Black mesh at the rear helps cool the giant engine
- The carbon-fiber rear diffuser features four hexagonal exhaust tips
- New aluminum center-lock wheels measuring 20 inches in front and 21 inches rear with unique fan-shaped carbon-fiber inserts (designed to help cool the brakes).
- A race-inspired carbon-fiber wing supported by two curved mounts
- Cabin materials made from Forged Composite for strong but light structures
- Seat inserts made from a special type of flexible carbon fabric
- Lack of a radio, navigation system, and climate-control system, so occupants can focus fully on the driving experience
Everything under the hood of the regular Aventador:
- 6.5-liter V-12 engine, that’s 700 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque
- Unique X-shaped carbon-fiber cover that leaves much of the engine on display
- Lamborghini’s seven-speed ISR automated manual transmission
- Pushrod suspension
- All-wheel-drive system
- Estimated velocity of 186 mph
Not the first of its kind, Lamborghini has shown a similar car – the Concept S – which appeared at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. The Concept S, also a speedster, was based on the Gallardo coupe. The J looks more like a formula racer than a series production car and Lamborghini even cautions that the driver and passenger must wear appropriate clothing like a full-face helmet as seen in press photos .
Said to be fully drivable, Lamborghini describes the Aventador J as an “absolute one-off.” The speedster-inspired Aventador will most likely remain a show car, others speculate that it foreshadows a production convertible model.