Lamborghini has unveiled “the most uncompromising open super sports car of its entire history,” the Lamborghini Aventador J, which is based on the Aventador at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Not only have Lamborghini’s designers done away with the roof, but they’ve also deleted the front windshield. Even though the Aventador J has no windshield, Lamborghini claims that it can be driven at speeds up to 186 mph.
“With the Lamborghini Aventador J, we have molded our brand DNA into its most definitive form to-date. This automobile is as extreme and 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 supersports car of Lamborghini’s history. Its name comes from our tradition and combines an unconventional design with technology innovation. Nowadays we are confronted with several regulations that we face in the spirit of challenge. The Aventador J is the proof that, despite the rules, Lamborghini will always make people dream, even in the future.”
The Aventador J (the letter J is derived from the sporting rules of the FIA world motorsport organization) is powered by a 12-cylinder 6.5L engine with 700 horsepower that’s mated to an ISR transmission and permanent all-wheel-drive.
Lamborghini is also introducing a new carbon fiber material that it’s calling Carbonskin. It’s made of woven carbon fibers soaked with a very special epoxy resin that stabilizes the fiber structure and keeps the material soft. The complete cockpit and parts of the seats are clad in this material.
Although the Aventador J may look like a concept car, Lamborghini says that the one-off Aventador J will find an owner by the end of the Geneva Motor Show. Lamborghini has no plans to produce any other examples of the radical roadster.
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