Lamborghini Aventador J drops the top to debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show


Lamborghini Aventador J will bear it all to walk the red carpet at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show as the most powerful and supreme topless super sports car. Based on the the AventadorLP 700-4, this two-seater will make heads turn as it will rule the roads without the roof as well as the front windshield. Instead, it makes a statement with two small wind deflectors on the front. Also, the rearview mirror finds a place on the arm like a periscope. With no roof and windshield, you certainly cannot expect air-conditioning and a navigation system. This topless bull is not meant for the faint heart as the 700 hp machine is fully-functional for road use but not without the right equipment for driving at top speeds higher than 300 Km/h (185 miles per hour). Powered by 6.5-liter V12, it has even dropped its weight thanks to its carbon fiber construction and a unique carbon fiber fabric called Carbon skin for the seats and interiors.


The wheels were exclusively designed for this beast roll with 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inch at the rear. As it turns around, you will notice the carbon-fiber rear diffuser, the four huge tailpipes, and the rear lights with their typical 5 Lamborghini light signature in the form of a Y. Clad in red with a hint of chrome, the Aventador J is created only for one owner. No prototypes or even a model for the Lamborghini Museum will ever be made to maintain its exclusivity. Autoblog reports that it has already been sold for 2.1 million euros.
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There is a lot more to the Aventador J and it’s impossible to sum it up well in a post. Ardent fans can follow the detailed press release to satiate their craving to know about every inch of this one of its kind red topless beast.
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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 presents 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. Simultaneously, the 515 kW / 700 hp two-seater is a first-class technology showcase, combining innovative solutions and brand new materials. Demonstrating Automobili Lamborghini’s enormous expertise in carbon fiber technology.
The Lamborghini Aventador J is a radically open automobile – exterior and interior meld into each other. The designers and engineers in Sant’Agata Bolognese have dispensed entirely with the roof and the front windshield. This requires that the Aventador J drivers have the right equipment for driving at top speeds higher than 300 Km/h.
This kind of driving at the limit is a highly exclusive experience – the Lamborghini Aventador J is fully functional for road use. It is an absolute one-off: as a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
“With the Lamborghini Aventador J, we have molded our brand DNA into its most definitive form to-date. This automobile is as extreme and as uncompromising as only a Lamborghini can be,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President, and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The new
Lamborghini Aventador J is the most radical open supersports car of Lamborghini’s history. Its name comes from our tradition and combines an unconventional design with technology innovation. Nowadays, we are confronted with several regulations that we face in the spirit of the challenge. The Aventador J is the proof that, despite the rules, Lamborghini will
always make people dream, even in the future.”
Continuation of a glorious tradition
With the Aventador J, technically based on the Aventador, Automobili Lamborghini carries on its glorious brand tradition. The 1970 Jota, for instance, was the stuff of legends – a Lamborghini Miura with improved performance and virtually redesigned every detail. It remained a one-off; although some owners subsequently had their Miuras modified to look like
the Jota.
The letter J is derived from the sporting rules of the FIA world motorsport organization. Its “Appendix J” defines the technical specification of race cars in the various classes.
The Aventador: Extremely open, overwhelming power
The Lamborghini Aventador J is a super sports car of positively dramatic single-mindedness and openness. It combines the Lamborghini Aventador’s overwhelming performance with the most intense experience of power and dynamics imaginable in an automobile.
The Aventador J’s technical basis is the Aventador LP 700-4, Lamborghini’s new twelve-cylinder model. Presented in 2011, the Aventador has been acclaimed by customers and journalists alike. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4’s technology package is unique – its structure is based on an innovative monocoque made from carbon fiber reinforced polymers
that combines systematic lightweight design with optimum stiffness safety. The new twelve-cylinder with a displacement of 6.5 liters and 515 kW / 700 hp combines the best in high-revving thrills with mighty pulling power. Its super-fast ISR transmission, permanent all-wheel drive, and pushrod suspension combine this potent power with the utmost handling
precision.
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 seats’ two safety bars. The absence of a roof, the large windshield, the air conditioning system, and 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 extremely light for its performance class thanks to its carbon fiber construction.
Carbon skin, 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, the Aventador J seats are made of Forged COMPOSITE®, with inserts of flexible carbon fiber fabrics resulting from an innovative Lamborghini patent.
Lamborghini specialists have developed an even more amazing version of carbon fiber material for the Aventador J. In its first automotive application, this carbon fiber fabric called “Carbon skin” is made of woven carbon fibers soaked with a very special epoxy resin that stabilizes the fiber structure and keeps the material soft. Like a hi-tech fabric, the carbon fiber
mats fit perfectly to every shape. In the Aventador J, the complete cockpit and parts of the seats are clad in this material and shimmer in matt carbon fiber black. It’s conceivable that there will be many potential applications for this freshly patented and extremely fine-looking material, even very high-end clothing in the future.
The Design: uncompromisingly Lamborghini
An extreme Aventador obviously needs an equally single-minded design without saying at the Centro Stile Lamborghini. Every single model from Sant’Agata Bolognese bears the unique design of the brand. Clear, precise surfaces and 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 follows function.
This function is very clearly defined for the Aventador J – explosive dynamics, extreme driving fun, a unique experience. Every kilometer with the Aventador J is extreme fun: something plainly evident from the very first glance.
Rearview mirror like a periscope
Virtually every part of the outer chassis was redesigned for the Aventador J, yet it shows Lamborghini’s spirit 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.
The highest points are marked by the rearview mirror, which is perched on the arm like a periscope, and by the two safety bars behind the seats. In place of the classic front windshield, there are two small wind deflectors. The element of the wind confront the occupants of the Aventador J in much the same way as a superbike rider – therefore, the right
clothing is a prerequisite for every trip.
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.
The wheels, of course, ‘re also developed specifically for this car, with 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inch at the rear. The five-spoke aluminum wheels have a central lock system and an additional carbon fiber insert that functions like a small fan for optimum brake ventilation.
Naturally, the doors on the Aventador J also open upward. They are considerably thinner than on the Aventador and are fitted with a tiny, fixed side window. The muscular flanks around the rear wheels are hallmark Lamborghini and immediately apparent where this particular bull keeps its power.
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 tailpipes, and the rear lights with their typical 5 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. Two pillars connected by the diffuser supports the spoiler: clearly inspired by racing.
Special bumpers
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 significantly increase 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 super sports car turns it’s inside outward and is as open as it can 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 seatbacks, before leaving the interior and heading for the engine cover panel.
The Interior is minimalist and single-minded.
This band of color connects the front, and the car’s rear creates a visual separation between the driver and passenger space. It 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 detract from its only raison d’être as an extreme driving experience. What remains, of course, are two programmable TFT displays behind the steering wheel.
The engine cover also brings the inside to the outside. To be more precise,
it is not so much a cover but more a framework. This part has a new geometry (X shape) and is made of carbon fiber. Two large openings lay bare both cylinder banks of the mighty V12 power unit with its 6.5 liters of displacement – a truly stunning sight for every
automobile aficionado.
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 Lamborghini DNA expression 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.

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