The Lamborghini Aventador J Is A Real V12 Italian Bullet Bike

By | March 5, 2012

Lamborghini Aventador J

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]


5 Comments

Matthew S. Davis on March 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm.

Definitely a helmet car, ha ha.  How’d you like a bug in the face at 186? 

Britton Kowalk on March 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm.

I’m glad they were able to get Darth Vader to do the testing on the car.  Brings a sense of confidence, I think.

AJ Wilcox on March 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm.

Ferrari in the 80′s was known for its air intakes looking like cheese graters. This whole car just looks like a block of cheese. I’m liking your doorstop analogy. Aside from a car with zero practicality if it ever starts to rain, it’s pretty good looking.

Shah Brionez on March 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm.

Really Lambo, Really!?
 
We all know you make wild outrageous cars, and the new Avantador is just that, but to chop the roof off to be Xtreme, Really?  And you say this is a track focused car,  Are other vehicles you make are just daily drivers?  Really?  I’m guessing 20% of Lambos see a track 5% of the life of the vehicle.  Clearly there is a massive race group of Lambos.  Really?  Oh, and you decide to shave weight by removing the roof/windshield/AC/Sat nav/windows.  Really, I’ve got a better idea, make this thing a 1 seater, that way you don’t have that 250lb man with a hat turned backwards and a flipcam taping your race against a Subaru STI in some remote highway in Florida.  There is your weight savings right there.  Oh, and you decide to build… wait for it… 1.  Really?  Is there only 1 person who wants a track focused Lambo?  Did you run out of your new magic carbon fiber seat fabric?  Really Lambo, Really?

Coilpacks are the new cool on March 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm.

Whoa, hey now- you know any rant like that needs to start with a fair warning like **Alert, rant head** at the beginning :)

In all seriousness though, I love this thing and I think that you may be in the minority here. That being said, I totally agree that making just one is totally stupid. But hey, that’s Lambo’s “thing”. Reventon anyone?

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