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by Jay Traugott
If the so-called "standard" Lamborghini Aventador isn't powerful or bold-looking enough for you, then check out what these tuners have in store.
There's no question the Lamborghini Aventador is a fast and powerful Raging Bull. With its 6.5-liter V12 producing almost 700 horsepower, it's no wonder the Italian automaker simply sold out of the supercar in its first model year. But still there are those who feel that it isn't powerful enough. Some may call them spoiled rich dudes, but enthusiasts from every economic background fully understand the need for more power. Perhaps those unsatisfied owners can take a look at what these tuning firms have cooked up so far.
After tuning other Italian exotics such as the Ferrari 458 Italia, Vancouver-based tuning outfit SR Auto Group turned its attention to the Aventador. The result of its efforts: the V12's output has been increased to a solid 700 horsepower even and 509 pound-feet of torque. This Aventador can hit 60 mph in only 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. Also added are new 19-inch wheels up front and 20 inchers out back, all-alloy and painted black.
The Aventador Bianco by Wheelsandmore may not appeal to everyone, but it certainly has a look. The German tuner has modified the supercar with a set of its own uniquely designed forged alloys with black centers and white rims. There's also a cool black stripe running down the length of the car. But the real focus here is its power, which has been upgraded thanks to an ECU remap and new stainless steel-exhaust. This Aventador now produces 777 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque.
German tuner DMC has never been afraid to go all the way with its products. So it seems fitting that when it came to the Aventador, things were bound to go a little bonkers. And so we love it. Aside from styling upgrades that include a redesigned front fascia, new side skirts, rear carbon-fiber diffuser and painted wheels, DMC has given this Raging Bull some serious added power. Thanks to some significant engine mods and a new titanium exhaust system, the DMC Aventador now produces 885 horsepower. Interested owners will need to fork over some 40,500 euros for the complete package, plus of course the cost of the Aventador itself.
Capristo unveiled its take on the Aventador late last summer and by all accounts, it stands apart from the rest. In addition to having a new exhaust system, the German tuner has developed a body kit built entirely out of carbon-reinforced plastic. All told, this takes off some 200 lbs from the supercar's curb weight, now coming in at 3,472 lbs. The new body pieces include a diffuser, front lip spoiler, grille, side mirrors and even trunk lining and air inlets. Combined with that new exhaust system, Capristo's Aventador will hit 62 mph in only 2.8 seconds and top out at 220 mph.
Without a doubt, one of the most outrageous tuners out there is Mansory. Never one to shy away from going all out with its cars, Mansory's take on the Aventador is another example of a great idea made into a reality. Called the Carbonado and painted jet-black, adding a host of exterior carbon fiber components, including a new hood, side sills and a rear wing. As expected, it's been given a performance boost of 60 horsepower and 40 pound-feet of torque, which helps to launch the car to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 220 mph.