Lamborghini Aventador J

The Lamborghini Aventador J is a force of nature on wheels –supremely powerful and supremely open. The Aventador J offers its pilot andco-pilot an utterly indescribable experience of power and dynamics. At the sametime, the 515 kW / 700 hp two-seater is a first class technology showcase,combining innovative solutions and brand new materials and demonstratingAutomobili 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 inSant’Agata Bolognese have not only dispensed entirely with the roof, but alsowith the front windshield. This requires that drivers of the Aventador J musthave the right equipment for driving at top speeds higher than 300 Km/h.

This kind of driving at the limit is a highly exclusiveexperience – the Lamborghini Aventador J is fully functional for road use. Itis an absolute one-off: a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

“With the Lamborghini Aventador J, we have molded our brandDNA into its most definitive form to date. This automobile is as extreme and asuncompromising as only a Lamborghini can be,” says Stephan Winkelmann,President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The new Lamborghini Aventador Jis the most radical open supersports car of Lamborghini’s history. Its namecomes from our tradition and combines an unconventional design with technologyinnovation. Nowadays we are confronted with several regulations that we face inthe spirit of 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 is carrying on its glorious brand tradition. The 1970Jota, for instance, was the stuff of legends – a Lamborghini Miura withimproved performance and virtually redesigned in every detail. It remained aone-off; although some owners subsequently had their Miuras modified to looklike the Jota.

The letter J is derived from the sporting rules of the FIAworld motorsport organization. Its “Appendix J” defines the technicalspecification of race cars in the various classes.

The Aventador: Extremely open, overwhelming power
The Lamborghini Aventador J is a super sports car ofpositively dramatic single-mindedness and openness. It combines theoverwhelming performance of the Lamborghini Aventador with the most intenseexperience of power and dynamics imaginable in an automobile.

The technical basis for the Aventador J is the Aventador LP700-4, Lamborghini’s new twelve-cylinder model. Presented in 2011, theAventador has been acclaimed by customers and journalists alike. TheLamborghini Aventador LP 700-4’s technology package is unique – its structureis based on an innovative monocoque made from carbon fiber reinforced polymersthat combines systematic lightweight design with optimum stiffness and safety.The new twelve-cylinder with a displacement of 6.5 liters and 515 kW / 700 hpcombines the best in high-revving thrills with mighty pulling power. Itssuper-fast ISR transmission, permanent all-wheel drive and push-rod suspensioncombine this potent power with the utmost handling precision.

Systematic lightweight design – considerable weightreduction
Naturally, the Aventador J benefits enormously from thisunique technology package. Yet the Aventador J has a significantly differentinterpretation to the Aventador coupé. In this open version, the monocoque hasa largely new design, including the two safety bars behind the seats. Theabsence of a roof, of the large windshield, of the air conditioning system andof the navigation system obviously takes it to an even lower weight. With a dryweight of 1575 kilograms, the series production Aventador LP 700-4 is alreadyextremely light for its performance class thanks to its carbon fiberconstruction.

Carbonskin, a brand new carbon fiber material
The unique expertise of Automobili Lamborghini in the fieldof carbon fiber reinforced polymers is evident not only in the hi-techmonocoque, but also in the research into further innovative solutions. Unliketraditional seats, in the Aventador J seats are made of Forged COMPOSITE®, withinserts of flexible carbon fiber fabrics: a result of an innovative Lamborghinipatent.

The specialists at Lamborghini have developed an even moreamazing version of carbon fiber material for the Aventador J. In its firstautomotive application, this carbon fiber fabric called “Carbonskin” is made ofwoven carbon fibers soaked with a very special epoxy resin that stabilizes thefiber structure and keeps the material soft. Like a hi-tech fabric, the carbonfiber mats fit perfectly to every shape. In the Aventador J, the completecockpit and parts of the seats are clad in this material and shimmer in mattcarbon fiber black. It’s conceivable that in future there will be manypotential applications for this freshly patented and extremely fine-lookingmaterial, even very high-end clothing.

The Design: uncompromisingly Lamborghini
An extreme Aventador obviously needs an equallysingle-minded design, which goes without saying at the Centro StileLamborghini. Every single model from Sant’Agata Bolognese bears the uniquedesign of the brand. Clear, precise surfaces, as well as sharp, often brokenlines are among the unmistakable styling tools. They consistently emphasize thepower and enormous presence of these Italian super sports cars. Not one line isever 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 kilometerwith the Aventador J is extreme fun: something plainly evident from the veryfirst glance.

Rear view mirror like a periscope
Virtually every part of the outer chassis was redesigned forthe Aventador J, yet it shows the spirit of Lamborghini in its mostconcentrated form. The car’s dimensions are extreme: the overall length is 4890mm, the overall width (excluding mirrors) is 2030 mm while the height is 1110mm.

The highest points are marked by the rear view mirror, whichis perched on an arm like a periscope, and by the two safety bars behind theseats. In place of the classic front windshield there are two small wind deflectors.The occupants of the Aventador J are confronted by the element of the wind inmuch the same way as a superbike rider – therefore the right clothing isprerequisite for every trip.

Front scoop with winglets
The front of the Aventador J is somewhat narrower than thatof the Aventador. The front end is dominated by a highly distinctive carbonfiber air scoop, with central fixing braces and upward tilting winglets on theouter edges. Viewed from the side, the front end of the Aventador J looks likea Formula 1 racing car.

Red with chrome effect, wheels with CFRP fan
The black of the carbon fiber parts is visibly evidentthroughout the car – the significantly wider sill elements and the mighty reardiffuser form a perfect contrast to the rich red body paintwork. The specialred color was developed specifically for this Aventador - a highly intensivered with a slight chrome effect.

The wheels, of course, were also developed specifically forthis car, with 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inch at the rear. Thefive-spoke aluminum wheels have a central lock system and an additional carbonfiber 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 hallmarkLamborghini and make it immediately apparent where this particular bull keepshis power.

Rear end purely for aerodynamics and ventilation
Because of its ample dimensions, the eye is drawn inexorablyto the rear end. It consists in principle of just three elements – thecarbon-fiber rear diffuser, the four huge tail pipes and the rear lights withtheir typical Lamborghini light signature in the form of a Y. The remainingsurface area is for heat dissipation and is enclosed only by a black metalmesh. The rear end is crowned by an enormous fixed spoiler mounted on thebodyshell by two arms. ‘Form follows function’ to the nth degree. The spoileris supported by two pillars connected by the diffuser: clearly inspired byracing.

Special bumpers
In comparison with the Aventador LP 700-4, the exclusiveAventador J has special front and rear bumpers. Both bumpers have beensupplemented with carbon fiber fins that act as flow deviators. Their purposeis to achieve a significant increase in the vehicle’s downforce at both thefront and the rear.

The outside comes inside
The Aventador J’s exterior and interior forms flowseamlessly into each other. This supersports car turns its inside outward andis as open as it can possibly be. Conversely, the exterior ‘flows’ through theinterior – a red stripe runs from the front hood, between the two winddeflectors, over the dashboard, down the console to the center tunnel and backup between the seat backs, before leaving the interior and heading for theengine cover panel.

Interior is minimalist and single-minded
This band of color connects the front and the rear of thecar, creates a visual separation between the driver and passenger space and isinterrupted only by a small control panel housing the starter button and theswitches for lights and transmission. The Aventador J is equipped neither witha navigation nor car audio system, nor does it have the associated screen orair conditioning controls – these would simply detract from its one and onlyraison d’être as an extreme driving experience. What remains, of course, aretwo programmable TFT displays behind the steering wheel.

The engine cover also brings the inside to the outside. Tobe 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 carbonfiber. Two large openings lay bare both cylinder banks of the mighty V12 powerunit with its 6.5 liters of displacement – a truly stunning sight for everyautomobile aficionado.

A unique work of art licensed for the road
However, at the end of the Geneva Motor Show, this sightwill be the preserve of just one – the future owner of the LamborghiniAventador J. There is only one of them, no prototypes and no others for theLamborghini Museum. The buyer can look forward to a truly unique, street-legalwork of art. He will possess the most extreme expression of Lamborghini DNA inexistence and a real masterpiece of high technology. But the many other fans ofthe super sports cars from Sant’ Agata Bolognese can rest assured - theAventador success story has only just begun.