March 06
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This is not a concept car. We repeat, this is not a concept car.

It’s one thing to create a convertible version of the gorgeous Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, it’s another thing to take off the roof and the windscreen, fitting two small wind deflectors in front of the driver and passenger compartments. Climate control? Gone. Navigation/infotainment system? Forget it.

What you do get, however, is what Lamborghini calls “an utterly indescribable experience of power and dynamics.” The J Roadster uses the same 700-horsepower, 6.5-liter V12 as its hardtop kin, and Lamborghini states that the open-air J will hit speeds as high as 186 miles per hour. In an effort to save weight even further, the automaker has used a new carbon fiber fabric called “Carbonskin” that is apparently soft and supple enough to be used on the seats and interior trim. Regardless, we’re sure that once you’re actually driving this beast at speed, you won’t really care how good the fabric under your butt is.

But let’s get back to that whole “not a concept car” thing. The J Roadster you see here is for sale. How many more will be produced? None. It’s a one-off, one-run deal, and put away your pocketbooks – it’s already been sold for a cool 2.1 million euros.