Following its virtual launch on the internet a few hours back, the astonishing Lamborghini Aventador J physically shows up in all of its majesty at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. As thoroughly explained in our previous post on this unbelievable car, the Aventador J is a super exclusive one-off created by the Italian manufacturer that will be put up for sale at the end of the Swiss event. There is only one Aventador J on this planet, this one, and therefore just one lucky buyer will have the chance to enjoy the incredible ‘in-your-face’ driving experience that only this one car can deliver. Designed to be the more extreme roadster of the planet, the Aventador J in fact comes with neither roof nor windscreen, something that simply puts this masterpiece in a league of its own.
In a nutshell, this is an all-wheel drive car equipped with the same 700 hp 6.5-litre V12 engine of the LP700 coupe and a super-fast ISR gearbox. In an attempt to keep is weight down to a minimum, the J got rid of useless frills such as clima, audio system and sat-nav and makes large use of innovative and ultra-light materials, including the never-seen-before Carbonskin fabric, patented by Lamborghini itself. Check it our in exclusive photo gallery taken live in Geneva, and feel free to check out our previous article on the Aventador J (with extended press release) to find out more about all of its amazing features.
Making its debut in Europe, the brand new Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder does not disappoint the crowd that is still rubbing its eyes in disbelief after having seen the undisputed star of the Lamorghini’s stall. The model is basically a convertible version of the Gallardo Balboni and comes with a 5.2-litre V10 engine developing 550 hp that get entirely transferred to the rear axle through the advanced E-Gear automatic gearbox. The Italian carmaker describes it as a “car for purists” and in fact, among the other features, this car uses a special program for its ESP called ‘Corsa’ that neutralizes all of its electronic aids. Weighing in at 1,520 kg, this car can go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 319 km/h (198 mph).
View the full Lamborghini Aventador J and Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder live at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show photo gallery