DMC LP988 Edizione-GT is an Extreme Lamborghini Aventador
If there’s one thing that the Lamborghini Aventador absolutely isn’t, it’s dull. Boldly styled in the Lamborghini tradition (complete with the scissor doors found on every flagship Lambo since the Countach) and propelled by a wailing 691 horsepower V12 that makes exactly zero apologies for lacking forced induction and hybrid assistance, the Aventador might very well be one of the last raw, wild and altogether irresponsible supercars ever made. If that’s not reason enough to love it then what, we humbly ask, is?
More outlandish styling, you say? Well DMC seems to have you covered with its new LP988 Edizione-GT kit. It includes new aero parts like an elephantine front splitter, rear diffuser and rear wing, plus a new Sesto Elemento-ish engine cover. If the FIA/ACO GT1 rules package was still around, we reckon an Aventador GT1 wouldn’t look all that different from the DMC creation seen here.
However, it would most definitely look different under that restyled hood. DMC has fitted the 6.5L V12 with a pair of turbochargers, as well as a remapped ECU and upgraded fuel and air delivery systems to take full advantage of the introduction of boost. The result is (unsurprisingly, given the name) 988 metric horsepower, which works out to a still-frightening 974 horsepower on the SAE scale. And if you want a real scare, check out the price tag: About $290,000, not including the cost of a donor Aventador. Still, that’s cheaper – and more exclusive – than a Veyron.