One-off Lamborghini Aventador J sold for €2.1 million

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 11, 2012

Lamborghini is once again stretching the limits of design with this one-off, road-legal roadster named the Lamborghini Aventador J. Company chief Stephan Winkelmann said that this is proof of the company’s commitment to its advanced design despite the road car regulations becoming increasingly more stringent.

The “J” from the Lamborghini Aventador J is derived from the Appendix J’ regulations of the world motorsport governing body that define the racing car class specifications. In addition, the J references Lamborghini’s history, specifically the one-off 1970 Lamborghini Jota, which is a high-performance variant of the iconic Miura. At the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, Lamborghini brought this roofless roadster center stage.

Actually, this “most extreme expression of Lamborghini DNA in existence” has been sold off already but the selling price was undisclosed. Its published price is at €2.1million but if you were considering it, you should know that it was sold on its launch date. Lamborghini has promised that there will be no other prototypes or museum pieces that will be built in the same vein. However, insiders said that later this year, Lamborghini will launch a less extreme Aventador roadster that will be available to wider markets. Its changes are only related to its extreme styling.

It will have the same engine used on the fixed-head car: the 690bhp 6.5-litre V12 engine. In addition, it comes with the same four-wheel drive system and is equipped with a modified version of the same pushrod suspension. The Aventador’s carbonfibre monocoque forms the basis of the J but had been revised extensively to fit the roofless structure.

It was also stripped out in order to reduce weight. Its bodywork was significantly reworked to improve its aerodynamic grip. The Aventador J is much lighter than the coupé because it had removed the roof, windscreen, air-con, stereo system and sat-nav. Lamborghini stripped out the interior because gadgets would detract from the reason for this car’s existence, which is to “provide an extreme driving experience.” This car also gets upward-opening doors that are considerably thinner and lighter than the coupe. However, the exact weight figure wasn’t revealed yet.

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