Oakley Design is working on an aftermarket tuning job on the all-new Lamborghini Aventador. Usually, with supercars so aesthetically perfect, it would be madness to try to change anything. However, the photo results show that Oakley Design is a highly competent tuning house with some good taste. Nothing over the top to see here, people….
Although subtle, Oakley’s exterior updates to the Aventador are clean and add to the supercar’s exotic appearance. Design touches include larger side vents, wider side sills, a deeper rear diffuser and carbon fiber on the side mirrors, roof and engine bay. This is topped-off with Oakley Design’s signature rims — 19-inch for the front tires and 20-inch rear.
But you would be mistaken to think that all Oakley Design has in store for the Lamborghini Aventador is cosmetic touches. As if the Aventador LP700-4′s nearly 700 horsepower wasn’t enough, the tuning team is aiming to suck-out 760-horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque out of this monster. How, you ask? Well, among other things, through larger airbox and intakes and a lighter titanium exhaust system. Still don’t believe any of this? Read through Oakley Design’s press release for the full scoop. The pictures are also there for your viewing pleasure.
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Oakley Design Lamborghini Aventador LP760-2
Press Release May 2011
Following international acclaim for their finely honed Ferrari 458, Porsche GT2, GT3 and Panamera conversions, Oakley Design is now proud to announce their tuning programme for the Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador.
Production of the Oakley Design LP760-2 will be limited to just five cars, each bearing a unique numbered plaque. Three of these are already sold. Outside of this Limited Edition model, individual parts will be available for clients who do not require the complete package.
A new ultra-light, forged alloy wheel is being developed in conjunction with our partner HRE. Weighing around 4.0kg less per corner than the factory alloys, this is the distinctive Oakley Design P40 design used on our Ferrari and Porsche based models.
We retain the factory 255/35ZR19 front and 355/30ZR20 Pirelli PZero tyres, but increase wheel width from 9.0J to 9.5 inch in front, and from 12.0J to 13.0J at the rear. This gives the car a wider footprint, and endows the rear wheels with more mechanical grip in ‘corsa’ mode.
Although the majority of owners will purchase just the carbon-fibre parts, sports exhaust and re-mapped ECU, a few hard-core clients are interested in a rear-drive only option for further weight saving and increased performance.
After our success tuning the Ferrari 458 Italia to 640bhp, and also having driven the Underground Racing twin-turbo F458 with 880bhp, we feel that the Aventador, with its very stiff full carbon monocoque and advanced suspension design, should also be able to handle this level of power with just rear-wheel-drive.
We are developing several suspension upgrade alternatives with our partner Intrax, and the removal of the front differential, drive shafts and associated front drivetrain parts will reduce kerb weight by around 85kgs.
Lamborghini’s claimed outputs of 690bhp and 690Nm (508 lb/ft) of torque, will be increased by around 10% with an ECU remap optimising a larger airbox, intake feed pipe diameter and a titanium exhaust system that will also save over 30kg. Our target is 760bhp with 745Nm (550 lb/ft) of torque. The angular cover surrounding the four exhaust outlet pipes will feature the Oakley Design logo and signature burnt blue tip look.
Despite having a carbon-fibre bodyshell, the Aventador has many gloss black plastic parts.
The two plastic front bumper and two rear bumper trims will be extended to aid cooling, as will the side air intakes located behind the doors. The new parts will be made from carbon-fibre, as will the new side sills with their slightly larger vents. The sills can either be colour-coded to the bodywork, with the air vents picked out in carbon, or left completely in exposed carbon finish for a more aggressive look.
Developed in the MIRA wind tunnel, the rear Gurney flap, matched to a deeper rear diffuser with longer, deeper boundary layer fences, helps high-speed stability and grip on both two and four-wheel-drive versions.
The carbon-fibre door mirrors and engine bay covers are direct replacement parts. Along with the black carbon roof, they give this very special Aventador its distinctive Oakley Design look.