“The Aventador J offers its pilot and co-pilot an utterly indescribable experience of power and dynamics.”
That is how Lamborghini sets the tone for the article. No drivers here, only Pilots. Lamborghini will unveil the Aventador J at the Geneva Motor Show tomorrow.
The unusually named Aventador J derives its name from ‘Appendix J’ of the FIA rulebook that defines the technical specification of race cars in the various classes. The Aventador J is an open supersports car intended as a slap in the face to all the regulations in today’s world that restrict innovation. “The Aventador J is the proof that, despite the rules, Lamborghini will always make people dream, even in the future.” said Mr. Stephan Winkelmann, the Captain at Lamborghini.
The Aventador J is based on the Aventador coupe, of course. The coupe had the monocoque carbon fibre reinforced polymer chassis. The Aventador J has a new design that incorporates two safety bars behind the seats. As we had mentioned in a news article previously, the Aventador J loses the windshield, navigation system, audio system, air conditioning and of course the roof, all resulting in a dry weight of 1575 kilograms!
Lamborghini has always been a pioneer at carbon fibre application in automobiles. In the Aventador J seats are made of Forged COMPOSITE®, with inserts of flexible carbon fiber fabrics. Thanks to their association with The Boeing Company, and University of Washington with whom they established the “Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory” (ACSL) Lamborghini has always been using carbon fiber in ways unimaginable. The Aventador J features one such innovation : Carboskin. Essentially a carbon fiber fabric, Carboskin is made of woven carbon fibers soaked with a very special epoxy resin that stabilizes the fiber structure and keeps the material soft. 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.
Rising up from the centre of the hood between the two wind deflectors put in place of the windshield, the rear view mirror is like a periscope says Lamborghini.
The front of the Aventador J is somewhat narrower than that of the Aventador says Lamborghini. 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.
The red shade you see in the images are not that of the Aventador. This is a highly intensive red with a slight chrome effect developed exclusively for the Aventador J. The wheels, 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inch at the rear were also developed for this Lambo. 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 points out Lamborghini.
The ‘Scissor’ doors on the Aventador J also open upward, they are thinner than that on the coupe, and are also fitted with a tiny, fixed side window.
The rear end has the enormous fixed spoiler mounted on the bodyshell by two arms, again in carbon fiber. The bumpers on the Aventador J have been supplemented with carbon fiber fins that act as flow deviators. These fins work to increase the vehicle’s downforce at both the front and the rear.
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, and then onwards to the engine cover panel.
Now we come to the part where we tell you how many of these Lamborghini will make. One.
Two things of note here. One, Lamborghini says the buyer is a ‘He’. Either Lamborghini is being sexist ( smirk ) or the buyer has already been decided. Two, the success story has only just begun. Probably a reference to the Aventador Roadster that will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.