By Chad Waite | March 5, 2012
If you think the notion of Lamborghini cutting the roof off of an Aventador and trying to make it as much like a KTM X-Bow as possible is a crazy one, then Italians are bat-shit-crazy. That angular door stop of a vehicle above is the new Lamborghini Aventador J and to answer the questions that I know is on everyone’s mind, no that is not a concept, and yes, you can go buy one for yourself provided you have enough cash on hand to purchase a vehicle that will likely be far more expensive than a “regular” Aventador.
So, what the hell is an Aventador J exactly? In four words, it’s a very track focused Lamborghini. In more than four words, it’s Lambo’s attempt to create an Italian bullet bike, lightening the car to absolute minimum possible weight of 3,472 lbs by dispensing with anything slightly related to luxury, convenience, and comfort. Clearly the most noticeable result of these efforts is the complete lack of a roof and windshield. Not quite as noticeable is some other missing standard equipment like climate control, sat nav, windows and the stock doors, all of which got the boot.
The one thing that did stay completely identical to the J’s road-going twin is the absolutely massive 6.5L V12 that’s good for 700 horsepower. For those of you math geeks who are faster with numbers in your head than I am on my iPhone calculator, you’ll already know that means one horsepower for every 4.96 pounds….ha! Honestly, what more do we need to say?
0-60 in an Aventador J will likely shave a bit off of the standard Aventador’s already unimaginable 2.9 second time. Top speed, however, will drop to around 186 mph, no doubt due to the lack of a freaking roof.
Prices, release dates, specific performance numbers and more angular, roofless car porn shouldn’t be too far down the road.
[Lamborghini Press Release]