Lamborghini Aventador J: A Study in Scarlet

Technorati Tags: carbon fiber,Lamborghini,Lamborghini Aventador J,automotive design This is the Lamborghini Aventador J.   As you may notice, it doesn’t have a roof.

This is the Lamborghini Aventador J.

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As you may notice, it doesn’t have a roof.

What you may not notice is that it doesn’t have a conventional windshield.

Which just goes to show you that when body panels are done with such exquisite panache, even the obvious can go unnoticed.

Given that the Aventador J has a 700-hp, 6.5-liter V12 engine, and can hit speeds in excess of 186 mph, presumably some sort of helmet with face shield would be obligatory. You might look odd, but who would notice?

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The car has a dry weight of 1,575 kg (3,472 lb). This is predicated on the fact that there is an extensive use of carbon fiber material.

And we need to emphasize extensive.

The two seats, for example, are made of a material trade named Forged COMPOSITE and they have inserts of flexible carbon fiber fabric.

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They’re using a Lamborghini-developed material called “Carbonskin,” a fabric material that consists of carbon fibers soaked in an epoxy resin that allows the fibers to be stable yet the material soft. This fabric is used throughout the cockpit.

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Then there are such things as the carbon fiber monocoque that is accented by a carbon fiber air scoop in the front and a carbon fiber rear diffuser. There are five-spoke aluminum wheels. . .with a carbon fiber insert that operates like a fan for brake ventilation. The bumpers have carbon fiber fins for downforce. The X-shaped engine cover is carbon fiber.

Clearly, there is more than a little specialization in the composite material at Sant’Agata Bolognese.

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