Lamborghini Aventador J is undoubtedly one of the most extreme speed machines to come from the mega-carmaker’s stable. Somewhere in the world a Lamborghini fan is down $2.8 million, but wherever this high-roller is, we bet he’s enjoying every kilometre of road this monster devours.
According to Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann, the roofless, V12-powered supercar was scooped up by an anonymous buyer following the Geneva Motor Show. The Aventador J reflects much of the 1970 Jota, a one-off version of the Miura, and like the Jota, the Aventador J is also one of a kind.
The Aventador J kicks out 691hp from the same 6.5-liter engine as its fixed-roof, serially produced sibling and is classically fierce in a shade called Rosso Red. Liberal use of carbon fiber, including a patented material called “carbon skin” for the interior gives the exterior and interior a finished, sleek appearance. According to Lamborghini, the car is so intense that the driver must wear a helmet, though the car can be registered for road use.
While the one-off Aventador J is a mere dream to all but the mystery buyer, the Aventador has proven to be a good seller with an order-bank list of 18 months and since the launch mid 2011, it has boosted Lamborghini sales by 1 600. According to Winkelmann, Lambo fans can expect an SUV version in the Gallardo and Aventador lineup.