Lamborghini has unveiled its truly stunning Roadster version of the Aventador LP 700-4 model.
Changes to the car’s body include redesigned rear pillars incorporating an automatic protection system for the occupants and support for the removable roof, while the side windows now feature chamfered edges allowing a perfect seal between glass and hard-top. The roof panel itself, which is manufactured from carbon fibre, tips the scales at just 6 kg and can be removed in a few seconds. A wind deflector, which attaches to the top of the windscreen frame, can be removed and stored in the luggage compartment when not in use, while a powered rear window controls the amount of airflow in the cabin, allowing the driver and passenger to enjoy the symphony from that glorious V12 unit, which can be enjoyed through the restyled engine cover.
Beneath the skin, the Roadster shares its guts with its tin-topped counterpart; namely a 6.5-litre engine, developing 515 kW (700 hp) and 690 Nm of torque, mated to the company’s ISR 7-speed transmission. Those figures translate to a 0-100 km/h time of just 3 seconds and a 350 km/h (217 mph) top speed. The start/stop and Cylinder Deactivation Systems (CDS) also make an appearance on the Roadster. Because these things are terribly important on a car such as this.
Due to hit showrooms by mid-2013, pricing will start at €300,000, with the Roadster available in a choice of colours, including this light metallic blue colour, Azzuro Thetis, which was inspired by the iconic 1968 Miura Roadster.