The question of the hottest, most beautiful new car of the year is never an easy one. So many beautiful sports cars, ultra-luxury sedans and design studies are born during any year, it's hard to come up with a definitive answer. Yet, ask the question about 2012, and all the red sports coupes, unconventional concepts and bulging off-roaders would jostle for position for mere milliseconds before ceding to two instinctive selections: "McLaren P1" and "Lamborghini Aventador J."
While the P1 novel still has many chapters to be written, the Aventador J was but a fleeting one-of-a-kind short story that came, enthralled and retired. But it looks like it will live on through tuners like Germany's DMC Tuning.
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Actually, the Aventador being designed by German tuning house DMC won't necessarily be an open-topped knock-off of the original concept. The short media alert that DMC released with the teaser photo does mention that the front bumper was inspired by the Aventador J's, and a quick comparison confirms some similarities. Other than that, it's unclear how much "J" is blended into the the Aventador tune.
Does the bumper give way to a sharp nose as on the Aventador J? Does a roofless, windshield-less split cockpit sit on the other end of the hood? Will it pack the 200-hp boost of the Aventador LP900 Molto Veloce package that DMC just showed at the SEMA Show? We'll find out in about a month, as DMC plans to unleash its latest Bull on December 12. Until then, enjoy a few photos of the original in our gallery.View gallery - 11 images