At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini presented the Aventador J, an open top version of the well-known supercar that resembles the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss. Lamborghini removed the roof as well as the front windshield and in order to drive it at top speeds higher than 300 Km/h, the driver will need the right equipment.
Still, the car will offer the same 6.5-liter V12 engine delivering 700 hp, so don’t expect any power increase. The engine is mated to the same ISR transmission, while the permanent all-wheel drive and push-rod suspension combine this potent power with the utmost handling precision. Regarding its name, the letter J comes from the sporting rules of the FIA world motorsport organization.
Its “Appendix J” defines the technical specification of race cars in the various classes. As expected, due the fact that the car has no roof, no air conditioning and no navigation system the Aventador J is also lighter than the standard version.
For those who don’t know, the series production Aventador LP 700-4 has a dry eight of 1575 kilograms. In addition, the seats found on the Aventador J are made of Forged Composite, with inserts of flexible carbon fiber fabrics: a result of an innovative Lamborghini patent. Furthermore, the Aventador J features an even more amazing version of carbon fiber material found on the standard version.
Dubbed “Carbonskin”, this material is made of woven carbon fibers soaked with a very special epoxy resin that stabilizes the fiber structure and keeps the material soft. Regarding the design, the Aventador J features a stylish rear view mirror, which is perched on an arm like a periscope, two safety bars behind the seats and two small wind deflectors that replace the front windshield.
The front end is narrower than that of the Aventador and features a highly distinctive carbon fiber air scoop, with central fixing braces and upward tilting winglets on the outer edges. The Aventador J also features a special red color developed especially for this model, a highly intensive red with a slight chrome effect.