Lamborghini finally launched the Roadster version of the Aventador S at the Frankfurt Motor show. The Aventador S Roadster comes with the same 6.5-liter, naturally-aspirated V12 producing 730 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque.
The car is 50 kg heavier than the coupe but still manages a 0-100 time of 3 seconds -- just a tenth of a second slower than the coupe. The top speed is the same as the coupe -- a blistering 217 mph (350 kmph).
Except for the two part engine cover like the last gen roadster, there are no styling differences compared to the coupe. The elongated shark-fin front splitters, an aggressive rear end and large air intakes on either side sure give the car an aesthetic superiority over the last generation roadster. Also, the two carbon fiber hard top panels are each 6 kg lighter than the last generation and can be stored in the front trunk.
Just like the coupe, the roadster comes with carbon ceramic brakes as standard. The roadster also retains the coupe’s four wheel steering system for increased agility at low speed and increased stability at high speed. The car also maintains the coupe’s active suspension and the new EGO driving mode. Power is sent to all four wheels via Lamborghini’s ISR (Independent shifting rod) single clutch transmission for blisteringly fast 50 millisecond gear shifts.
The Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster starts at $460,247 with deliveries starting february next year. Thanks to Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customization program, there’s potential for limitless customization.
The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and coupe will both receive SV versions next year, before a successor is out in 2020.