European automotive tuning company Oakley Design--no relation to the maker of sunglasses -- has just announced its latest tuning package, the Lamborghini Aventador LP760-2. No, that’s not a typo -- in modifying the Italian supercar, Oakley also rechristened it.
The Aventador’s usual suffix is LP700-4, for 700 horsepower and four driven wheels, but Oakley’s name refers to the 760 hp and two-wheel drive offered by its conversion. Oakley nixes the Lamborghini’s front differential and drive shafts to create a rear-drive Aventador, reportedly trimming 187 pounds in the process. The all-wheel-drive deletion is said to offer a sportier, more exciting driving experience, much like that of the Balboni-edition Gallardo.
As for power, Oakley endowed the Lamborghini with a larger air intake, reprogrammed engine-management computer, and titanium exhaust system, which conspire to provide a claimed 760 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. The stock Aventador LP700-4 is rated at 691 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque.
The company says it’s working with Intrax to develop suspension upgrades for the Lamborghini, which will work in partnership with new carbon-fiber aerodynamic bits that were tested in a European wind tunnel. There’s a revised front fascia, larger side air inlets, a new rear diffuser, and a gurney flap on the car’s rear, all of which reportedly improve high-speed stability and aesthetics.
A new Oakley-designed wheel (measuring 0.5 inch wider than the stock wheels) is said to be 8.8 pounds less than the Lamborghini-issued rolling stock, and weight will be further reduced by the addition of a carbon-fiber engine cover and mirror housings. Only five complete LP760-2 cars are to be produced, and three of them have already been spoken for. Don’t worry if you missed out on the action, as Oakley Design will sell the individual parts to anyone who wants to modify their Lamborghini. Given how good the car is in factory form, we hope not too many people take Oakley up on the offer.
Source: Oakley Design