Six months after unveiling the Aventador, plans for a roadster version were leaked by the U.S. EPA after it included the model on a data sheet on its website... Show more. Lamborghini officially unveiled the Aventador J to the world at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.The roofless and windowless concept car uses the same V12 engine as the standard Aventador, producing 700 hp through a lightweight seven-speed automated transmission. The car does not have air conditioning or radio to save further weight for a total of 3,472 pounds (1,575 kg).The car presented at the Geneva show was the only unit to be produced, and was sold for US$2.8 million. Another Limited Edition model was made for Shaikh Al Yahyaa and was sold at an unknown price. The car was specially made for a close relation.
The J designation was thought to have come from Appendix J in the FIA rulebook that describes the technical specifications of race cars.However, during an interview with designer Filippo Perini, it was revealed that the 'J' actually stands for Jota, in reference to a 1970s one off Lamborghini Miura Jota, which also conformed to the FIA's Appendix J regulations.
The Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario is a limited (200 units - 100 Coupe and 100 Roadster) version of the Aventador LP 700-4 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini. It included increased engine power to 720 PS (530 kW; 710 bhp) via a new specific engine calibration, enlarged and extended front air intakes and the aerodynamic splitter, small flaps set into the sides, new rear end featuring an enlarged diffuser and expansive meshwork that further improves engine-compartment ventilation, model-exclusive Giallo Maggio (Italian for "yellow May") body colour featuring sparkling yellow paintwork with a layer of transparent and highly reflective particles; front and rear and sills in two-tone (Giallo Maggio and matte black) design, semi-aniline leather interior upholstery in Nero Ade (black) with Terra Emilia (optional Giallo Quercus (yellow)) with Q-Citura stitch diamond pattern, 50th anniversary emblem in forged composite carbon-fiber. The base price of the Aventador LP 720-4 50° is $548,000 which is $106,300 more than the Aventador Roadster.
So magnificent was the success of this automotive venture that before 1907 arrived the company had already outgrown the scope of a private enterprise and was... Show more increasingly making its presence felt on the global platform. Once 1914 passed, the company took up production for the armed forces and by the time 1925 set in, Pilsen Skoda Co. had been brought into the picture and an alliance established with it. This fusion of business houses saw the end of the iconic Laurin & Klement brand in the industry, and most of the vehicles manufactured after that were known as a Skoda make, including the legendary model 'Popular'. The period after the success of Popular in the history of Skoda cars is scattered with political upheavals, dramatic changes in production policies and economic unrest, which brought along a low phase for the company. And the situation did not get much better until the Skoda Favorit went into production in 1987. An important milestone in the journey of Skoda was established in December 1990 when the company went for a joint venture with the Volkswagen Group of Germany and began operating in April 1991 under the brand name of Skoda.
In November 2001, by which time Skoda Auto had been established as one of the fastest growing automakers in Europe, a subsidiary of the company was set up in India, called as Skoda Auto India Private Limited. Headquartered in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Skoda India makes use of two production facilities in the country. Apart from its own state-of-the-art manufacturing plant situated at Shendra on the outskirts of Aurangabad, a production unit belonging to the Volkswagen India Private Limited located in Chakan, Maharashtra is also used by the company for the manufacture of Skoda Fabia and Skoda Rapid. The Shendra plant of Skoda in India, which occupies a massive ground space of 3,00,000 sq. mt., has an annual production capacity of 40,000 vehicles and other than serving its owner company, it also offers production support to Audi India for the Audi A4 and Audi A6 models. Besides these, Skoda India also has a widespread network of about 91 dealerships spanning across 70 Indian cities that serve to provide good quality pre- and post-sales services to its huge bank of customers.