DMC adds another aftermarket layer on Oakley Design’s Lamborghini Aventador Dragon Edition

A car like the Lamborghini Aventador is awesome enough in its own right that it really doesn’t need an aftermarket program. Still, there are those who prefer to give it a tuning program just to see how much faster and more powerful the car can go. That’s perfectly understandable. But every so often, you chance upon a car that is the recipient of not one, but two aftermarket programs.

This Lamborghini Aventador is the perfect example of that. By and large, this is an Aventador, albeit a special edition one that was released in limited quantities by Oakley Design back in 2012. It was nicknamed the “Dragon Edition” and only 10 units were made, each coming with an aero kit made up of a fixed carbon fiber rear spoiler, redesigned front bumper, and rear air vents. It also had individually-numbered plaques and embroidered dragons on the doors, and most importantly, a massive performance bump that gave the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V-12 engine 760 horsepower 550 pound-feet of torque to play with.

But, this isn’t about Oakley Design’s program for the Aventador. This is about DMC Tuning’s aerodynamic kit, which brings out a whole new level of aggressiveness from the Aventador. As far as overblown programs are concerned, these two kits have done wonders for Lamborghini’s mighty supercar.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.

  • 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP760-4 By DMC Tuning
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    760
  • Torque @ RPM:
    550
  • Displacement:
    6.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    220 mph
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

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While it does sit under an Oakley Design-tuned Aventador, DMC Tuning still put in a significant number of upgrades on the supercar. The most obvious is the fancy purple body finish with matching black accents. In addition, DMC also installed its famous Molto Veloce Speziale body kit that includes modified side flaps, new side skirts, and a new rear diffuser. Rounding out the DMC modifications is a new set of 20- and 21-inch gloss black, RS05 PUR rims with orange brake callipers that provide a nice and colorful contrast to the purple finish on the body.

Interior

Other than the mentioned features installed by Oakley Design, there aren’t any interior upgrades given to the Aventador’s cabin by DMC Tuning. Heck, with the level of exclusivity attached to this Aventador, I don’t fancy any interior upgrades short of drowning it in leather and Alcantara that would add to the uniqueness of this particular cabin.

Drivetrain

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All together, the output reached 760 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.

DMC Tuning usually has its own performance upgrades for its tuning programs. But, in this case, I don’t think there was any reason to have one considering what Oakley Design already did to the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V-12 engine. For those who aren’t familiar with the tuner’s ultra limited Aventador Dragon Edition models, the upgrades include a remapped ECU unit and a titanium exhaust system. All together, the output reached 760 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. The exact performance numbers weren’t mentioned, but with the increased power and the weight savings of at least 80 pounds, I wouldn’t be surprised if this Aventador can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds to go with a top speed north of 220 mph. Pretty special.

Safety

Considering the amount of upgrades this Aventador received from Oakley Design and DMC Tuning, the latter also modified the supercar’s suspension system, dropping it a few inches closer to the ground to account for the significantly more powerful V-12 engine.

Pricing

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This is a little tricky because this DMC package is based on a car that exists as a 12-off. That means that if you’re not one of the 12 owners of the Aventador Dragon Edition, you’re not going to be able to acquire this specific kit. Having said that, DMC does offer a plethora of other kits for the Aventador so, at least if you don’t own the Dragon Edition, you can get those instead.

Competition

Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado GT by Mansory

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The Lamborghini Aventador has some years behind it and, when you combine that with the supercar’s aftermarket appeal, there are plenty of competitors to choose from. With so many options out there, a program has to stand out, right? Well, how about the Aventador Carbonado GT by Mansory? Seems like a fair competitor, right?

If you look at it on the surface, the Carbonado GT shares many similarities with the Dragon Edition. Both come with a hefty amount of aerodynamic upgrades. Both are also exclusive to the bone. But, that’s where the similarities end because the Carbonado GT is in a totally different level as far as performance upgrades are concerned. That’s largely because Mansory added a pair of turbochargers to the 6.5-liter V-12 engine. It also replaced a bevy of parts, including the pistons, connecting rods, rod bearings, crankshaft, crank, and cylinder heads. With all these upgrades, the Carbonado GT produces a staggering 1,600 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque. That’s good enough to propel the Aventador from a standstill to 60 mph in just 2.1 seconds to go with a top speed of 230 mph.

As far as tuned Lamborghini Aventadors are concerned, the Carbonado GT is one of the most impressive we’ve ever seen.

Read our full review here.

Lamborghini Aventador Limited by Hamann

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Here’s a program that is more on the level of the Dragon Edition. This one comes by way of Hamann, another one of those German tuners who have a predisposed quality of building impressive tuning kits. What it did for the Aventador is no different.

For starters, it gave the supercar Stealth Grey matte paint and the Poison Green trim that can rival DMC’s purple and black color scheme for the Aventador. Hamann also prepared an aero kit for the Lamborghini, giving it custom-made carbon air vent inserts, a two-piece front spoiler, side skirts, a carbon fiber rear apron and diffuser, an adjustable spoiler, and a sport muffler that the tuner specifically created for this program.

On the performance front, Hamann’s work on the Aventador’s massive V-12 engine resulted in an output of 760 horsepower and 542 pound-feet of torque, almost identical to the engine upgrade of the Aventador Dragon Edition.

Read our full review here.

Conclusion

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It’s not the most accessible kit out there so it’s not really something anybody can just get. But hey, if you do own any one of the 12 Aventador Dragon Edition models, this kit from DMC Tuning will definitely make your already exclusive Aventador that much rarer. If I were in that position, it’s definitely something that I would consider.

  • Leave it
    • * If we’re being picky, the lack of any notable interior updates is a drawback
    • * DMC could have added more items to its kit
    • * Not for everyone
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