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Design: Uncompromisingly Lamborghini
An extreme Aventador obviously needs an equally single-minded design, which goes
without saying at the Centro Stile Lamborghini. Every single model from
Sant'Agata Bolognese bears the unique design of the brand. Clear, precise
surfaces, as well as 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.
Rear View Mirror Like a Periscope
Virtually every part of the outer chassis was redesigned for the Aventador J,
yet it shows the spirit of Lamborghini 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 rear view mirror, which is perched on an
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 occupants
of the Aventador J are confronted by the element of the wind in much the same
way as a superbike rider - therefore the right clothing is prerequisite for
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
Red with Chrome Effect
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
The wheels, of course, were 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 make it
immediately apparent where this particular bull keeps his 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 tail pipes and the rear lights with their typical 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. The spoiler is supported by two pillars connected
by the diffuser: clearly inspired by racing.
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 achieve a significant
increase in the vehicle's downforce at both the front and the rear.
Outside Comes Inside
The Aventador J's exterior and interior forms flow seamlessly into each other.
This supersports car turns its inside outward and is as open as it can possibly
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 seat backs, before
leaving the interior and heading for the engine cover panel.
This band of color connects the front and the rear of the car, creates a visual
separation between the driver and passenger space and 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 simply detract from its one and only raison d'etre 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.
Systematic Lightweight Design
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 two safety bars behind the seats. The absence of a roof, of the
large windshield, of the air conditioning system and of 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 already extremely light for its
performance class thanks to its carbon fiber construction.
Carbonskin, 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, in the
Aventador J seats are made of Forged COMPOSITE, with inserts of flexible carbon
fiber fabrics: a result of an innovative Lamborghini patent.
The specialists at Lamborghini 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 "Carbonskin" 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 in future there will be many potential applications for this
freshly patented and extremely fine-looking material, even very high-end
Only for One
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 expression of Lamborghini DNA 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
Lamborghini Aventador J: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications