According to Greek mythology, there once was a King named Midas who had the magical gift of turning everything he touched into gold. Fast forward a few thousand years and we’ve got Prince Nasser Al-Thani of the Qatar Royal family -someone else who has the gift of golden fingers and who has subsequently been dipping them into the Oakley Design honeypot!
Avid readers of this blog will notice that we’ve posted several articles relating to this incredible car over the last few weeks. We make no excuse for this as it quite simply is an absolutely awesome piece of engineering.
For Supercar modifier Oakley Design the Lamborghini Aventador was clearly an irresistible proposition. As standard, the car is capable of 0 – 62mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217mph but for Oakley Design this just wasn’t quite quick enough.
So with less weight and more power Oakley Design have now hit a top speed of 230mph in dyno testing and are expecting the 0 – 62mph time to be far quicker than the apparently slow 2.9 seconds of the factory fitted car.
See the car in action in at a test track in France:
For those of you who don’t yet know about supercar modifier, Oakley Design, I can’t think of a better introduction to the firm than the work they’ve just finished on the new Lamborghini Aventador. Following the success of the modified Ferrari 458 Italia, Oakley Design have turned their tuning attention to the brand new Aventador.
When I first saw the specs for the new Lambo at the Geneva Motor Show I was stunned at how quick the standard car was going to be. When I heard that Oakley Design were going to get their hands on one I wondered what on earth they could do to it to improve it. Fortunately people like Jon Oakley of Oakley Design won’t settle for 0 – 62mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph – it’s clearly just not quick enough.
The Oakley Design team take a car and maximise what it is capable of. They perfect it. In this case I was utterly amazed at the intricate and careful development work that had been done on the car. The video below demonstrates this far better than the following text as nothing can quite replace actually watching the speedometer race up to 230mph. In fact, nothing can quite replace seeing massive flames shooting out of a titanium exhaust system that is glowing red hot. This second part of the test wasn’t exactly necessary to be honest but who reading this wouldn’t want to shoot blue flames out of their exhaust system if they were able to? Certainly each and every one of us was turned from professionals doing our jobs into 8 year old children as we played with the over-run of the car. 230mph and the bonus of blue flames – it’s hard to imagine a better day out.
Motor-Vision.co.uk has spent the last week making friends with the new Oakley Design modified Lamborghini Aventador.
We were all very excited when we first heard of the Aventador’s pending release at the Geneva Motor Show and even more excited when we knew that Oakley Design would be getting their hands on them.
For those of you who don’t know, UK based tuning company Oakley Design take supercars that already border upon perfection and take them over that border.
The Lamborghini Aventador, as standard, will travel up to 217mph and gets from a standing start up to 62mph in an incredible 2.9 seconds. Well, the Oakley Design modified car is faster, lighter, with more power and even meaner looks. It is, simply put, better.
This year the Ferrari F40 celebrates it’s 25th birthday which, in some people’s eyes, now categorises the car as an official classic. Where better to celebrate than at the Italian Car Day at Brooklands Museum sponsored by Auto Italia which is just one year older than the car itself.
This year’s event was the biggest ever and Performance Direct’s Motor-Vision team were there to help the event go with a bang. To make sure that we were doing our bit, a range of motoring competitions were run so you could win free tickets to the show via Facebook, get a passenger ride in a Oakley Design modified Lamborghini Aventador around the Mercedes-Benz World circuit, and one lucky teenager won a ride up the famous hill at Brooklands in a Ferrari 458 Italia.