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Jon Olsson’s collection of exotics isn’t your average set of cars. Modified to the extreme in some cases, Olsson also puts his exotics to use in all weather conditions.
Without seeing the images, the idea of a matte green Lamborghini Aventador sounded awful to us. But after seeing images, we’re impressed by how fitting the flat Army green shade looks on the Italian super car.
That makes us wonder if there’s any color that the Aventador could possibly look bad in. The matte green Aventador doesn’t have quite the aggressive appearance that the matte black Aventador does, but it’s also rarer. The satin black wheels are a fantastic complement to the entire package.
The LP700-4 was spotted in Zurich, Switzerland where it recently sold for about $580,000 with 621 miles on the odometer. Yes, that’s quite the premium over the Aventador’s MSRP of $376,000, but someone clearly didn’t care when it comes to having 700 hp from a 6.5L V12 at the palm of their hands.
We know you’re thinking it — this is totally what a Halo Warthog would look like as an exotic super car.
GALLERY: Matte Green Lamborghini Aventador
Being a unique one-of-one vehicle, automotive enthusiasts worldwide knew that their best chance of seeing the Aventador J would be on the Web – you can check out AutoGuide’s video on the Aventador J here. The Italian exotic automaker released some stats regarding the Aventador J’s popularity, with an astonishing 21.5-million organic Google searches for the J topping the list of figures.
The Aventador J also captured the most popular show-week YouTube sports car video and the Making of the Aventador J video already has more than 280,000 views. And of course, no Internet statistic would be complete without a number of tweets: 6,800 was the magic number on the Aventador J which resulted in more than 40-million impressions.
“We knew the Aventador J was something quite special, but we did not anticipate such an overwhelming reaction to the car,” states Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “We are pleased by the response to this vehicle and look forward to pushing the limits of design and technology for future products and generations to come.”
GALLERY: Lamborghini Aventador J
According to Lamborghini designer Filippo Perini, the Aventador J was created entirely in-house after CEO Stephan Winkelmann asked the team to come up with something special for the Geneva Auto Show. “It was the 14th of January that Mr Winkelmann asked us to do something for Geneva,” says Perini in an interview with Top Gear. “A blank sheet. Do what you want. I drew up this car in a weekend…”
While a six week time frame would be impressive even if Lamborghini simply took their Aventador and turned it into a convertible, the Aventador J only retains the front hood, fenders, rear fenders, and headlights from the standard Aventador. All other panels were constructed from scratch to make the Aventador J truly one-of-a-kind.
And as we mentioned before, the Aventador J will be one-of-one and has been homologated in Italy meaning that it’s not just some concept car slapped together in six weeks to impress the public and the media. Some lucky person will have (or already has) possession of this amazing machine.
GALLERY: Lamborghini Aventador J
[Source: Top Gear]
The successor to the popular Lamborghini Gallardo model is expected to make its debut next year and is currently rumored to be named “Cabrera.”
The current Gallardo model has been on the market – with 12,000 built – since 2003 without any major changes to its exterior, showing just how well an appropriately wild design can age. Lambo is hoping to repeat this success with an all new design that will be a revolution, not an evolution, according to Lamborghini’s CEO.
In a recent interview with Car and Driver, CEO Stephan Winkelmann said that the new Cabrera will make a “clear cut” from the Gallardo: “We always say that design is not an evolution but a revolution, and this will be the philosophy of the follow-up to the Gallardo.”
The new Cabrera will replace the Gallardo as the entry-level Lambo and will be an all-wheel drive exotic sporting an upgraded version of the current V10 engine. Early estimates have the Cabrera achieving around 600-hp with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Surprisingly, Lamborghini has confirmed in order for the new car to work seamlessly, the Cabrera will not have a manual transmission option.
In order to keep the price tag affordable and respectable, Lamborghini won’t be employing the excessive use of carbon fiber which was found in their Aventador model. With that said, Lamborghini is still aiming to have the successor weigh in less than the current-generation Gallardo.
We just hope that the new Cabrera will have more influences than not from the Sesto Elemento (seen above).
GALLERY: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
The arguably most highly anticipated debut so far this year has finally come, with the Lamborghini Aventador J revealed in its complete glory. No more teaser photos, the Italian exotic automaker has shown off the goods before its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The 700-hp two-seater is quite possibly the best looking Lamborghini to ever hit the road and is without a doubt, a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The letter “J” in its name comes from the sporting rules of the FIA world motorsport organization where its “Appendix J” defines the technical specification of race cars in the various classes.
Based on the Aventador LP 700-4, the Aventador J is powered by Lamborghini’s new 6.5L, 12-cylinder powerplant with 700-hp, mated to their ISR transmission with a permanent all-wheel drive. The open version Aventador also sports a newly-designed monocoque and the Aventador J has a dry weight of less than 3,500 lbs.
The overall styling of the Aventador J is more aggressive than the standard Aventador with a somewhat narrower front end sporting a carbon fiber air scoop. We won’t lie, viewing the Aventador from the side reminds us of a Formula 1 racing car.
Most interesting is that the Aventador J will be available for sale, but it’ll be the only one. Lamborghini specified in their release that “there is only one of them, no prototypes and no others for the Lamborghini Museum. The buyer can look forward to a truly unique, street-legal work of art.”