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By Ketan Patel


Lamborghini Aventador J 2012 Review

During this year's Geneva Auto Show, Lamborghini revealed their latest creation, the Lamborghini Aventador J, a roadster which draws from its hardtop brother, the Aventador LP700-4. However, the Lamborghini Aventador J is much more than its predecessor, bringing new technology to the table and also reviving some older ones at the same time. The result is an astonishing and unique piece of art.

Under the hood the all-wheel drive Aventador J is very much similar with the Aventador LP700-4, sporting the same L539 V12 engine which produces 700-bhp, a similar ISR 7-speed Semi-Automatic gearbox and push-rod suspension. However the Aventador J is supposed to be lighter and more technologically advanced than the hardtop Aventador LP700-4. The results: 186 Mph and what Lamborghini calls "An utterly indescribable experience of power and dynamics".

Similarities aside, the Aventador J manages to be very different from the Aventador LP700-4, mainly because of its design. Not only the roof has been dealt with, but the windshield has also been removed and replaced with smaller wind deflectors. Both the front and rear bumpers have been replaced with more aggressive and lighter carbon fiber bumpers, resulting in a significant increase in downforce.

The entire Aventador J chassis has been completely redesigned and the open nature of the vehicle makes it look as if the interior and exterior seamlessly melt into one another. Carbon fiber safety bars have been mounted behind the two seats and the seats themselves are separated by the central console which seems to flow through the interior of the car in a curved and uninterrupted line. Navigation and climate control are not present in the Lamborghini Aventador J, mainly for the sake weight reduction.

Interestingly enough, a periscope rear view mirror has been mounted on top of the central console, reminding us of the original Lamborghini Countach which benefitted from the same technology, but was scraped later on.

As if all the above specifications were not enough to separate the Aventador J from its hardtop brother, Lamborghini developed a new carbon-based material called "Carbonskin", which was used to cover the completely redesigned seats and some of the interior trims. Not only this new expensive fabric makes the Aventador J lighter and more unique than it already was, but it also opens the gates toward new developments as it could be used in the manufacturing of high-end clothing in the near future.

As far as availability of the Aventador J goes, the competition can rest easy because, unfortunately, only one model has been produced and it has already been sold at the astonishing price of2.1 million euros (2.8 million US dollars).

Bottom line is that the Lamborghini Aventador J is a unique and astonishing piece of technology and art in the world of supercars. A true display of power, style and aggressiveness, or as how Lamborghini described it: "The most extreme and uncompromising super sports car of our entire history".

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