Lamborghini Aventador J side view

Is the Aventador J a special car?

What is the Lamborghini Aventador J?

First off, if you wound up here because you mistyped Aventador S or Aventador SVJ, let us assure you that the Aventador J is far stranger and much rarer than either of those two models. If you asked casual Lamborghini people about the Aventador J they may think you misspoke, and some enthusiasts may recall it as a concept car. Both are wrong. What is the Lamborghini Aventador J? We have answers.

Lamborghini Aventador J top and front viewWhat was the first Aventador Roadster?

To get to the heart of the Aventador J question, first, let’s talk about the Aventador Roadster. As soon as the Aventador came on the scene in 2011, everyone knew or at least hoped that a Roadster would be next. Sure enough, just six months after the Aventador debut plans leaked, but what Lamborghini brought to the Geneva Motor Show in 2012 was very different.

It was the Aventador J. Many would call this a stylized roadster inspired by both the Aventador and classic racing roadsters. That isn’t exactly right. It has more in common with a true racecar than just an art piece. It has the full Aventador V12 in back, it’s been lightened significantly, and it even forgoes luxuries like air conditioning and even a radio

Huracan EVO Spyder vs Aventador SVJ Roadster

Is the Aventador J a concept car?

This is where people often get confused with this Lamborghini supercar. What is a concept car? A concept car typically can’t be driven, and even when it can, it’s usually not a full-speed example. Also, except in rare cases, a concept car is not for sale.

None of these statements are true for the Aventador J. The Aventador J had a working V12 engine, a full-speed suspension, and it was sold. Like a concept car, only one of these was built, but it was sold for $2,800,000, making it one of the most valuable Lamborghini models ever produced.

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What did the J stand for in Aventador J?

We’ve talked about this before, but the J aligns with Appendix J in the FIA rulebook which defines the specifications that a racecar should be built to in order to compete.

However, Lamborghini claims that the J in Aventador J actually stands for Jota in reference to the Miura Jota. In that case, Jota meant J, which also stood for the FIA Appendix J. Your answer really just depends on how annoying you want to be at parties.

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