People who look back to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show will undoubtedly mention the Lamborghini Aventador J as a highlight. Many of you are probably still lusting over the exotic speedster.
The folks at Top Gear dug up more details on the one-off Lambo by speaking with designer Filippo Perini, the man responsible for penning the Aventador J. Here are a few highlights from the interview with Perini:
- Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann approached Perini’s team on January 14 and requested “something special” for the Geneva show. Perini says he sketched the Aventador J in a weekend.
- The only panels pulled from the “normal” Aventador include the hood, front fender, rear fender, and headlights. Everything else is new.
- The Aventador J is completely street-legal
- The ‘J’ hearkens back to the Miura-based Jota race car, one of the automaker’s most outrageous creations from the past
The Lamborghini Aventador J is powered by the same 700-hp, 6.5-liter, V-12 engine found in the coupe. The one-off model features a full carbon-fiber monocoque as well as the automaker’s Forged Composite panels used in areas such as the interior. Speaking of which, the cabin lacks a radio and climate control system to ensure passengers don’t take for granted the unique driving experience the Aventador J provides.
It didn’t take long for Lamborghini to find a buyer, who paid about $2.76 million for the unique supercar. The following video provides breathtaking summary of the Aventador J’s conception from sketchbook to auto show star, which only took a total of six weeks. Enjoy.