Automobili Lamborghini's expertise in carbon fiber technology. The Lamborghini Aventador J is a radically open automobile, with exterior and interior merging into a single unit. The designers and engineers in Sant'Agata Bolognese have not only dispensed with the roof completely, but also the classic windshield. This not only demands the right equipment from the pilots of the Aventador J, they should also be well trained for a top speed of more than 300 km/h in full openness.
However, this kind of borderline experience is highly exclusive: The Aventador J is an absolutely unique piece, a unique work of art. At the same time, it is fully functional and road legal.
"With the Lamborghini AventadorJ, we have brought out the DNA of our brand in its most consistent form to date. This automobile is as extreme, as uncompromising, as only a Lamborghini can be," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The new Lamborghini Aventador J is the most radical open-top Lamborghini of all time. The name comes from the Lamborghini tradition. The vehicle stands for unconventional design and technological innovation. Today's world presents us with a variety of challenges, which we are happy to meet. Despite all the rules and regulations, this Lamborghini Aventador J is proof that Lamborghini continues to make dreams come true."
Continuing a glorious tradition
With the Aventador J on the technical basis of the Aventador, Automobili Lamborghini is taking a glorious tradition of the brand into the future. Legendary is for example the Jota of 1970, a Lamborghini Miura redesigned in almost all details and optimized in performance. It remained a one-off, even though some owners subsequently had their Miura visually adapted to the Jota. The letter J, by the way, comes from the International Sporting Code of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). There, the "Appendix J" defines the technical equipment of racing cars in the various classes.
The Aventador: Dramatically open, overwhelming power The Lamborghini Aventador J is a super sports car of almost dramatic consistency and openness. It combines the overwhelming performance of the Lamborghini Aventador with the most intense experience of dynamism and power imaginable in an automobile.
The Aventador LP 700-4, Lamborghini's new twelve-cylinder model, provides the technical basis for the Aventador J. Aventador from customers. Journalists enthusiastically received. The technology package of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is unique: its structure is an innovative monocoque made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics that combines consistent lightweight construction with maximum rigidity and safety. The new twelve-cylinder engine with 6.5 liters displacement and 515 kW / 700 hp combines excellent revving with tremendous pulling power. Its super-fast-shifting ISR transmission, permanent all-wheel drive and pushrod wheel suspensions combine immense power with extreme driving precision.
Consistent lightweight construction – significant weight reduction The Aventador J naturally benefits enormously from this unique technology package, but compared to the Aventadpr Coupé it is a significantly different interpretation: The monocoque in its open version is a largely new design, including the two safety bars behind the seats. Dispensing with the roof, the large glass panels, the air conditioning system and the navigation system is also reflected in a further reduction in weight: thanks to its carbon fiber construction, even the standard Aventador LP 700-4 has a dry weight of just 1.575 kilograms extremely light for its performance class.
Carbonskin, a brand-new carbon fiber material
Automobili Lamborghini's unique expertise in carbon fiber-reinforced plastics is evident not only in the high-tech monocoque, but also in other innovative solutions: For example, the two seat shells are made of Forged COMPOSITE® with parts made of a new type of flexible carbon fiber material.
The specialists at Lamborghini have developed an even more astonishing version of carbon fiber for the Aventador J. This is the first time that carbon fiber has been used in the automotive sector: For the first time in the automotive sector, woven carbon fiber, "carbon skin," was used, which was impregnated with a very special resin. This makes the fiber structure stable and yet allows the material to remain soft. Like a high-tech fabric, these carbon fiber mats adapt perfectly to any shape. In the Aventador J, the entire cockpit and parts of the seats are covered in it and gleam in matte carbon-fiber black. In the future, a wide variety of applications are conceivable for this freshly patented and extremely elegant material, for example in high-quality clothing.
The design: Uncompromising Lamborghini
Such an extreme Aventador naturally needs an equally consistent design. As is customary at Centro Stile Lamborghini, each 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 cues – always highlighting the power and enormous presence of these Italian supercars. Never is a line random, as the overriding principle, form always follows function. And this function is clearly defined in the Aventador J: explosive dynamics, extreme driving pleasure, a unique experience. The fact that every kilometer with the Aventador J is extremely enjoyable is clear from the very first glance at its design. Rear-view mirror like a periscope Almost every part of the exterior shape has been newly developed for the Aventador J, showing the spirit of Lamborghini in its most concentrated form. The proportions are extreme: a length of 4890 mm and a width of 2030 mm (without exterior mirrors) are set against a height of just 1110 mm. The highest points are marked by the rear-view mirror perched on an arm like a periscope, as well as the two safety bars behind the seats, while instead of the classic windshield, only two small wind deflectors are mounted. The crew of the Aventador J is therefore confronted with the element of air in the same way as the rider of a superbike, a perfect helmet and optimal clothing are prerequisites for every outing.
Front wing with winglets
The front of the Aventador J is somewhat narrower compared to the Aventador. The front is dominated by the very distinctive wing made of carbon fiber, with its central fastening webs and the lateral "winglets" bent upwards. Viewed from the side, the front of the Concept J appears similar to that of a Formula 1 racing car. Red with chrome effect, wheels with CFRP turbine The black of the visible carbon fiber parts extends all around the car: The significantly wider sill moldings and the mighty rear diffuser form a perfect contrast to the rich red paint of the bodywork. The special red color was developed especially for this car, a particularly intense red with a slight chrome effect. Of course, the wheels have also been specially developed, with a 20-inch format at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear. The five-spoke aluminum wheels have a center lock and an additional carbon-fiber insert that acts like a small turbine for optimal ventilation of the brakes. The doors naturally also open upwards on the Aventador J. They are significantly flatter than on the Aventador and carry a tiny, fixed side window. The muscular side flanks around the rear wheels are typical of Lamborghini and make it clear where the power comes from in this bull.
Rear is used for aerodynamics and ventilation
That there is more than enough of this power is evident from a look at the rear: it basically consists of just three elements: the carbon-fiber rear diffuser, the four powerful exhaust pipes and the taillights with the typical Lamborghini light signature in the shape of a Y. The remaining area is used for heat dissipation and is closed off by a black metal grille. Arms is attached. Adjustable. "Form follows function" in consequence. Two supports connect the diffuser to the rear, a feature influenced by racing.
Compared to the Aventador LP 700-4, special front and rear bumpers were used on the exclusive Aventador J. Contact pressure of the vehicle on front-. Rear axle significantly improved. Exterior flows inward Exterior and interior forms of the Aventador J flow smoothly into one another; this supercar turns its interior inside out and is as open as it gets. On the other hand, the exterior "flows" through the interior: from the front hood, a stripe in "Rosso J" runs between the two wind deflectors, across the top of the cockpit and the console, down to the center tunnel and back up between the seat backrests before leaving the interior in the direction of the engine cover.
Interior is minimalist and consistent
This ribbon connects the front and rear of the car, creating a visual divide between the driver and passenger compartments, and is interrupted solely by a small control panel that houses the starter button, the switches for the lights, and for the transmission. The Aventador J does not have a navigation and entertainment system with screen and air-conditioning controls; they would only distract from its sole purpose. What remains, of course, are the two programmable TFT displays behind the steering wheel. The inside to the outside again turns the engine cover. Strictly speaking, it is not a cover, but at best a frame: this x-shaped part was made of carbon fiber. Two large openings expose the two cylinder banks of the mighty V12 engine with its 6.5-liter displacement – a thrilling sight for any automotive aesthete. A unique work of art with road approval After the end of the Geneva Motor Show, however, this sight will be reserved for only one person – the future owner of the Lamborghini Aventador J. There is only this one, no prototype, not even for the Lamborghini Museum. So the buyer can look forward to a unique, street-legal work of art.