DMC Lamborghini Aventador LP900-4

By some accounts, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 isn't perfect. There have been grumbles about the harshness of the single-clutch ISR gearbox. Others have found too much understeer at the limit.

Problems, problems.

It certainly hasn't, however, been found wanting for power. 700hp and 509 lb ft in a car with a claimed kerbweight of 1575kg equals 451hp/ton, 0-62mph in 2.9seconds and 217mph flat out. Quick enough for most.

Bargain Veyron Sport alternative?
Bargain Veyron Sport alternative?
German tuner DMC is clearly not most. Their latest creation, a styling and performance package for the Aventador, is the LP-900 Molto Veloce (literally, very fast).

As with the standard car, the numbers relate to the power output. Yes, the DMC Aventador has 900hp, notably achieved without any kind of forced induction. Instead, DMC completely rebuilds the valvetrain of the 6.5-litre V12, adding individual intake throttle plates and replacing the fuel pump, lines and injectors. The engine management electronics have also been completely revised. A new titanium exhaust system weighing just 3.4kg finishes the mechanical mods. The cost of that little lot: 80,000 euros (£64,500).

On top of that you have the DMC styling package, just in case you feel you're not attracting enough stares with your regular Aventador. The 19,500-euro (£15,700) bodykit comprises a new front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and wing, all in carbon fibre. The wheels are another 8000 euros (£6400).

Titanium exhaust weighs just 3.4kg
Titanium exhaust weighs just 3.4kg
Not spent enough yet? An interior package is on offer at nearly 18,000 euros (£14,500). No images available for this particular upgrade, implying it might be even more 'unique' than the outside.

DMC will bundle up the total Molto Veloce package, with all the performance and styling upgrades, for 125,000 euros (£100,000). Insert your own Run DMC joke here.

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  • tuffer 19 Sep 2012

    Durzel said:
    At least they have the good grace to package the styling options seperately from the powertrain mods. You could, I presume, just plump for the 900bhp upgrade and leave the car looking stock.
    So that no one would notice it........;)

  • RichieB1973 19 Sep 2012

    Beware, the rear wheel has got a face-hugger from "Alien" hiding in

  • bobberz 18 Sep 2012

    ukaskew said:
    You would think, given the global exposure this will no doubt get, that somebody could have fit the exhaust 'outlets' properly.
    Was thinking the same thing.

    Would you really trust a company to eke out that much more power, when, clearly, they can't do simple details like exhaust tips? Would a reputable company let press photos out showing crooked exhaust?

    I know a number of top notch restoration experts and custom car/hot rod builders and they'd be embarrassed by this. Little details count. They can give an insight into the overall quality of work a shop does.

  • bobberz 18 Sep 2012

    As you'd expect from a German tuner, it's horrible. yuck

    Reading the headline I was wondering about a DeLorean connection.

  • ukaskew 18 Sep 2012

    You would think, given the global exposure this will no doubt get, that somebody could have fit the exhaust 'outlets' properly.

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