The Volkswagen Group owns 11 brands producing over 240 models across 490 factories around the globe. From its busy schedule, it took time to call the media to boast its fleet of cars coming up this year and all the who, what and when of the auto world.
Among these cars was the much anticipated, Lamborghini Aventador J, which followed a leak this weekend. This speedster is described as the most uncompromised super sports car built by the automaker. The idea was to build a Lambo that just one hardcore fan would own, and the Lamborghini Aventador J is the most stunning and unexpected take of the Geneva Motor Show.
Inspired from Formula cars, the Lamborghini Aventador J is built around a carbon monocoque with an open driving position, adapted from the coupe version of Aventador. However, it does not follow the high-tech features that the coupe version or any other Lamborghini flagship model carries.
Instead, it is built to deliver the most unforgiving power that any sports car in history has every attempted. It borrows the LP 700-4 coupe, Aventador’s power plant, a 700 hp/690 Nm, 6.5-litre V12 engine, ISR transmission, pushrod suspension, and all-wheel-drive system.
To become the most uncompromised supercar, the speedster got done away with the front windshield. The driver’s face is now exposed to 300kmph of speed without a proper protective gear.
On the front, it features wider intake and a small upward-tilting winglets on the edges, giving the speedster the look of a Formula car from the side, says Lamborghini.
Furthermore, to lose weight, the J dumped the air-conditioning system, stereo, the roof and windshield. The carbon fiber monocoque, dubbed Carbonskin is also featured in the J’s exterior and interior. It is developed by soaking woven carbon fiber in a special epoxy resin that retains its flexibility. With the windshield gone, the car loses it’s a-Pillar. So Lamborghini came up with periscope-stype rear-view mirror that stands up on its own.
The President and CEO of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann describes it as the most definitive DNA of the Lamborghini brand and its extreme features are as uncompromising as only a Lamborghini can be.
As for the ‘J’, it is derived from the technical sporting rulebook of the different category races under the FIA. Maybe its got something to do with the height of the Aventador, the lowest model built by Lamborghini. It features five-spoke 20-inch wheels in front and 21-inch at the back. The five-spoke aluminum forged design with center lock and carbon fiber insert designed to aid brake ventilation, it is exclusively for the J. The rear sports a huge diffuser, aiding aerodynamic downforce at high speeds, alongside the rear spoiler.
This marvelous piece of engineering is one-of a kind built. There will not be any future models or prototypes and to our disappointment, it’s already sold for over €2.2 million