The Lamborghini Aventador took-off its top for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Called the Lamborghini Aventador J, the one-off convertible is based on the Aventador LP700-4 coupe and is only for one lucky individual.
The Aventador J Speedster is more than just an Aventador with its top removed. The windscreen has been replaced by two small wind deflectors, the carbon fiber monocoque has been redesigned and two safety bars have been added behind the seats. With an emphasis on weight-reduction, the exterior employs more carbon-fiber materials, while the interior benefits from a new carbon fiber fabric called “Carbonskin” that is said to be soft and supple enough to be used on the seats and cabin trim. The climate control and navigation/infotainment systems have all been removed for the sake of weight-reduction. The end result? A curb-weight of just 1,575kg (3,742 pounds).
The Aventador J Roadster uses the same 700-horsepower, 6.5-liter V12 as the coupe. It rides lower on new specially developed 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inch at the rear. Top speed is reached at 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).
If the J Roadster seems far-fetched, that’s because it is. As a one-off model, only one unit will be produced, and that unit has already been sold for 2.1 million euros. Fortunately, at least for those with the money, Lamborghini will offer a “regular”, more practical convertible version of the Aventador in the future.