Today we’re putting a different spin on our Top 10 things you need to know about car ‘x’ segment. While we usually cover cars that are developed for the masses, today we cover a car that is only available to one special buyer – it’s time to learn the top 10 most important things about the Lamborghini Aventador J.
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Top 10 things you need to know about the Lamborghini Aventador J:
- There is only one… no really – we’re not kidding. Lamborghini only produced one unit of the Aventador J and it’s the same unit that we saw at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
- What does the J stand for? Jota (pronounced Yota). Jota is a very special badge to Lamborghini. The brand uses the name when it’s doing something totally crazy and totally extreme. Back in the 1970s, Lambo created the one-off Miura Jota as a powerful prototype for future Miuras. Jota also found its way into a special-edition Diablo SE30 as a conversion kit that made the ‘base’ model even more extreme. At the time only 15 Diablo SE30 Jotas were built/converted (although 28 Jota kits were available).
- Don’t call it a concept – it’s a fully working bull that defies all kinds of extremes.
- How did the idea come about? Insiders say that CEO Stephan Winkelmann asked his team of designers and engineers to do something special for Geneva. The car was drawn up in one weekend and put together in just 6 weeks (watch them put it together in a video posted after the jump).
- Power for the Aventador J comes form the same 6.5 liter V12 unit found in the Aventador LP700-4 making 691-hp.
- Lambo was available to keep the dry weight of the Aventador J down to 3,465 lbs.
- Top speed to come in at 186 mph – which is limited since the Aventador J always has its top down.
- The Lamborghini Aventador J brought the brand a lot of ‘unneeded’ exposure with over 21.5 million searches on Google, more than 6,800 tweets and the highest traffic record at www.lamborghini.com.
- How was it sold and to who? While Lamborghini wouldn’t disclose who purchased the car, story goes that Winkelmann knows the brand’s best customers on a personal level. When Winkelmann presented the Aventador J to one of the first customers, he sent the money over in literally one minute.
- How much? $2.8 million. So just imagine being able to part with $2.8 million in just one minute when Lambos CEO calls you up and goes ‘Hey we built something kind of cool… you want it?’
- By: Omar Rana