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Lamborghini Aventador Already Getting Tuned

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On: Fri, May 20, 2011 at 8:53AM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Aventador Already Getting Tuned

Like the all-new Aventador, but don't like the all-wheel drive system? Or maybe you just want a more exclusive, tuned version? Either way, tuner Oakley Designs has developed just what you need: the Aventador LP760-2.

Two things are immediately apparent when you see Oakley's package: it's got 60 extra horses and two less wheels of drive power over the standard Aventador 'LP700-4.' The former comes by way of a larger airbox, titanium exhaust system, and bigger intake feed pipe diameter. Along with the 760 horses, Oakley aims for 550 lb-ft of torque (up from 508).

In terms of orientation, Oakley decided that the Aventador would be even better as a rear-driven car. The tuner stripped the front-wheel components off, creating an RWD coupe. While that might seem like an odd move to anyone that favors four-wheel Lambos, the tuner claims that it cut 187 lbs. by making it RWD.

The tuner explains in a press release: "Although the majority of owners will purchase just the carbon-fibre parts, sports-exhaust and re-mapped ECU, a few hard-core clients are interested in a rear-drive only option for further weight saving and increased performance. After our success tuning the Ferrari 458 Italia to 640bhp, and also having driven the Underground Racing twin-turbo F458 with 880bhp, we feel that the Aventador, with its very stiff full carbon monocoque and advanced suspension design, should also be able to handle this level of power with just rear-wheel-drive."

With more power and less weight, the Aventador LP760-2 should be able to best the Aventador's 2.9 second to 62 mph and 217 mph top speed claims.

Body components include carbon fiber side sills with enlarged vents, modified bumpers, carbon fiber side mirrors, carbon roof, and bigger side intakes. The package will sit on ultra-light forged alloy wheels that weigh 8.8 lbs. apiece less than Lambo's stock wheels.

Only five LP760-2s will be produced, each with its own numbered plaque.


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