Not once since the company opened its doors in 1963 has Lamborghini produced such an extreme car as the Lamborghini Aventador J.
It’s purely a one-off, and an unknown buyer has already purchased it for the princely sum of 2.1 million euros ($2.6 million).
Lamborghini’s press release provides an entertaining introduction to the car when it says:
“The 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. At the same time, the 515kW two-seater is a first class technology showcase, combining innovative solutions and brand new materials…”
Standing just 1110mm high, the Aventador J is also the lowest Lamborghini that the Santa’Agata Bolognese-based supercar company has ever produced, dispensing with the roof and even the windscreen. As a result, the rear view mirror is perched on what looks like a periscope, providing the driver with an unobstructed view behind.
In place of the windscreen are two ultra-low-profile wind deflectors, requiring both driver and co-driver to don appropriate protection in the form of either a helmet or a pair of exceptionally good goggles.
Automobili Lamborghini has been working with carbonfibre for years and the Aventador J is the ultimate expression of that expertise. Its entire skin is fabricated from carbonfibre (Carbonskin) – a first-time application for a production car.
Even the seats are made of Forged Composite with flexible carbonfibre fabric.
Although based on the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the Aventador J has a narrower front end, with a unique air scoop to assist in engine cooling.
Many design elements are bespoke for this car including the 20-inch aluminium rims at the front and 21s at the rear. The wheel design itself is incredibly intricate with a central locking nut, five spokes and a carbonfibre insert that acts like a small fan for additional brake cooling.
Like the Aventador LP700-4, the doors open upward on the Aventador J, but are substantially thinner than those on the stock car with small fixed side windows.
There are also bespoke front and rear bumpers for the Aventador J, making use of special carbonfibre fins that act as ‘flow deviators’ for increased downforce at both ends.
And in case you were wondering, there’s no satellite navigation system or premium audio on board the stripped-out Aventador J.
Where the LP700-4 has a purpose-made see through engine cover, the Aventador J has a carbonfibre frame in an X shape with enough of a gap to view each bank of the 6.5-litre V12 engine.
Stay tuned for more details and photographs of the Lamborghini Aventador J from Geneva. We can only hope the design inspires a production series Lamborghini that’s perhaps slightly more affordable than this Italian masterpiece.