Oakley Design is one automotive aftermarket tuning firm that often gets things very right. Rather than turning to outrageous, over-the-top styling touches, Oakley Design realizes it's working with something that's already special and simply turns the knob from 10 to 11. We saw the firms take on the Ferrari 458 Italia, and now we've learned that the Lamborghini Aventador is set to be tweaked.
If you read the photo caption closely, you may have thought we incorrectly called the car an Aventador LP760-2. Normally, you'd expect to see that written LP700-4, which means the car is a (nearly) 700-horsepower, all-wheel-drive monster. Not this one. The mad-minds at Oakley Design are pushing out more power, and they want it all being sent to the rear wheels. The goal is 760-horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque, and it will be achieved through an ECU remap, larger airbox and intake setup and a lighter titanium exhaust system.
Besides performance upgrades, Oakley Design is adding subtle exterior updates to the Aventador's appearance. Signature Oakley Design wheels sit at all four corners (19-inch front/20-inch rear), and are wrapped in the Aventador's standard Pirelli PZero tires. Oakley design nabbed the rollers thanks to its partnership with HRE Wheels.
This upgraded Lambo also has wider side sills, larger side vents, a deeper rear diffuser and carbon fiber on the side mirrors, roof and engine bay. See it for yourself in our high-res image gallery, and check out the press release after the break.
Press Release May 2011
Following international acclaim for their finely honed Ferrari 458, Porsche GT2, GT3 and Panamera conversions, Oakley Design is now proud to announce their tuning programme for the Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador.
Production of the Oakley Design LP760-2 will be limited to just five cars, each bearing a unique numbered plaque. Three of these are already sold. Outside of this Limited Edition model, individual parts will be available for clients who do not require the complete package.
A new ultra-light, forged alloy wheel is being developed in conjunction with our partner HRE. Weighing around 4.0kg less per corner than the factory alloys, this is the distinctive Oakley Design P40 design used on our Ferrari and Porsche based models.
We retain the factory 255/35ZR19 front and 355/30ZR20 Pirelli PZero tyres, but increase wheel width from 9.0J to 9.5 inch in front, and from 12.0J to 13.0J at the rear. This gives the car a wider footprint, and endows the rear wheels with more mechanical grip in 'corsa' mode.
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.
We are developing several suspension upgrade alternatives with our partner Intrax, and the removal of the front differential, drive shafts and associated front drivetrain parts will reduce kerb weight by around 85kgs.
Lamborghini's claimed outputs of 690bhp and 690Nm (508 lb/ft) of torque, will be increased by around 10% with an ECU remap optimising a larger airbox, intake feed pipe diameter and a titanium exhaust system that will also save over 30kg. Our target is 760bhp with 745Nm (550 lb/ft) of torque. The angular cover surrounding the four exhaust outlet pipes will feature the Oakley Design logo and signature burnt blue tip look.
Despite having a carbon-fibre bodyshell, the Aventador has many gloss black plastic parts.
The two plastic front bumper and two rear bumper trims will be extended to aid cooling, as will the side air intakes located behind the doors. The new parts will be made from carbon-fibre, as will the new side sills with their slightly larger vents. The sills can either be colour-coded to the bodywork, with the air vents picked out in carbon, or left completely in exposed carbon finish for a more aggressive look.
Developed in the MIRA wind tunnel, the rear Gurney flap, matched to a deeper rear diffuser with longer, deeper boundary layer fences, helps high-speed stability and grip on both two and four-wheel-drive versions.
The carbon-fibre door mirrors and engine bay covers are direct replacement parts. Along with the black carbon roof, they give this very special Aventador its distinctive Oakley Design look.