Normally, when it gets to be the time of the year when the air turns cold and precipitation starts falling to earth in crystalline form, all the cool cars get put away until Jack Frost is back on his way. Classic cars, supercars and other automobiles that occupy a place outside the mainstream get to spend winter in warm, dry garages, spared from the damaging effects of metal-munching road salt and frozen tree branches pummeling the roof. Such practices are, as any Vulcan and most non-Vulcans will tell you, only logical when dealing with vehicles worth so much.
Then again, the very act of buying a supercar is illogical. No one needs a kneecap-high two seat rocketship with many hundreds of horsepower and costing many hundreds of thousands of dollars; people merely want such cars. So modifying a Lamborghini Aventador to make it more suitable for winter driving isn’t really all that whack-a-doodle, is it? Canadian tuner SR Auto doesn’t seem to think so.
Dubbed “Project 700” by its makers, this raging bull wears a PUR Design body kit consisting of a front lip, side skirt extensions, rear diffuser and fixed rear spoiler. The wheels also come from PUR; specifically, they’re satin black 4OURs measuring 19” across in front and 20” in back. And, curiously, a PUR lowering kit has also been installed.
We say “curiously” considering some of the other noteworthy items fitted to this Lamborghini. Those custom wheels wear a set of Pirelli Sottozero winter tires, plus this car has something very few other supercars have: A Thule ski box (finished in satin black to match the wheels and the vinyl wrap covering the body) suspended above the engine cover on a rack. By installing that ski box, SR Auto probably quadrupled the Aventador’s trunk space!
This is not to say, of course, that this is suddenly the most practical car for venturing over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house: It’s still got a 691 horsepower 6.5L V12 that slurps premium unleaded like it’s going out of style, a single-clutch sequential transmission that changes gear with all the subtlety and finesse of a derailing bullet train, and it only has room for two people. But hey, at least it has all-wheel-drive, so you’re less likely (very, very slightly less likely) to get stuck when trekking to and from the slopes.
Source: SR Auto