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 |  Mar 16 2012, 5:15 PM


Surprise! The debut of the Lamborghini Aventador J at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show captured the world’s interest and even set a new daily traffic record on Lamborghini’s website.

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.”

So what are the chances that a variation of the Aventador J becomes a production model? Highly unlikely, as Lamborghini has reiterated that it was a unique one-off. It’s still remarkable that the Aventador J went from sketch to reality in just six weeks.

GALLERY: Lamborghini Aventador J


 |  Mar 14 2012, 9:15 AM


The Lamborghini Aventador J took the world by storm when it debuted at the Geneva Motor Show – see our first look video here – but would you believe that it was built in a mere six weeks? 

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]

 |  Mar 05 2012, 4:01 PM


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.”

GALLERY: Lamborghini Aventador J Roadster