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Geneva Motor Show 2012: Lamborghini Aventador J Speedster UPDATE-Video added!

Fantastically mental one-off speedster wows the crowds...

Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the Aventador J speedster at a special preview event for the Volkswagen Group last night ahead of the Geneva Motor Show.

It is described as the most uncompromising Supercar that the brand has ever made. There is no roof, there is no windscreen and it can hit speeds approaching 200 mph, so you might want to invest in a good jacket and helmet.

On the J speedster, the body does not feature a windscreen or roof and results in dimensions that measure 4890 mm long, 2030mm wide and a height of just 1110mm. This makes the Aventador J the lowest model that Lamborgini has ever built.

The front is dominated by the huge carbon fibre front bumper that features winglets on the outer edges which have been designed to give the aura of a Formula 1 car when viewed from the side. Additionally, the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear five-spoke alloy wheels have carbon fibre ‘blades’ within them to direct airflow – a development of the wheels seen on the Reventon. In true Lamborghini style the door open upwards in the scissor movement.

The open-air style of the exterior naturally influences the interior. The red exterior livery flows through the interior with a red stripe that runs from the front hood, between the driver and passenger seats all the way to the rear end and the surfaces are either bare carbon or matte finish leather.

Power is provided by the coupe’s monstrous 6.5 litre V12 , with 690 bhp and 509 lb-ft of torque, sent through the Lamborghini Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission and a permanent all-wheel-drive system. It may not have any more power, but the stripped-back nature of the car and more exotic materials mean that it weighs in at over 150 kg less than the 1575 kg Aventador coupe. This results in a power to weight ratio of 484 bhp/tonne, eclipsing the coupe’s 438.

We can imagine that as with the Reventon, there would be plenty of well-heeled buyers out there willing to buy a ‘J’. Unfortunately, the opportunity has already gone as the special one-off Aventador J speedster has already been sold for more than €2.2 million to a private collector.

Stay tuned for more Lamborghini reveals throughout the Geneva Motor Show.

Images courtesy of Lamborghini

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more