The Geneva Motorshow has come and has brought loads of lovely looking motors, some in concept form and some ready for the showrooms.
Carmakers try their luck by stretching their model spectrum which can be seen with Bentley‘s SUV concept, but the one that has interested me the most is the Lamborghini Aventador J.
In theory it is a Lamborghini Aventador with no roof, no windscreen, no air conditioning and satellite navigation, but in reality it is one of the most expensive track day cars. Instead of the windscreen, they have placed two wind deflectors meaning you better have a helmet on unless u want flies getting stuck in your teeth.
engine wise, it’s the same 6.5l, 700bhp V12 engine in the Aventador.
quoted from the Lamborghini press release: the Aventador J has a significantly different interpretation to the Aventador coupé. In this open version, the monocoque has a largely new design, including the two safety bars behind the seats. The absence of a roof, of the large windshield, of the air conditioning system and of the navigation system obviously takes it to an even lower weight. With a dry weight of 1575 kilograms, the series production Aventador LP 700-4 is already extremely light for its performance class thanks to its carbon fiber construction.
Normally track day cars have very simple seats, that can withstand adverse weather conditions. Lamborghini have taken it a step further by using Carbon fibre known only as Carbonskin. “Carbonskin” is made of woven carbon fibers soaked with a very special epoxy resin that stabilizes the fiber structure and keeps the material soft. Like a hi-tech fabric, 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.
Has a couple of other design tweaks on the body kit and it will make it that ever more special.
The major pitfalls, there is only one, and probably won’t see the track. the price is $1.8 million.