The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster is here to show all other convertibles how it’s done.
Lambo’s latest drop top model gets its power from the same 6.5-liter V12 as its coupe counterpart, which sends 740 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed ISR automated manual transmission and on to all four wheels. Weight has increased by about 110 lbs, but that doesn’t stop this car from claiming a top speed of “more than 217 mph,” just like it does with the coupe.
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Performance in a straight line is barely diminished, with the roadster dropping 0.1 seconds off the coupe’s 0 to 60 mph run, achieving the feat in 2.9 seconds. That means that the SV roadster should be capable of the same 6:59.73 time around the Nurburgring, set by the Aventador SV Coupe.
The roof itself is made up of two carbon fiber panels, each weighing less than 13 lbs. Lambo says that they can be removed and refitted easily using a quick-release system. A rear window is fitted to the roadster model and can be controlled by the driver to help reduce wind noise.
Inside, the roadster is identical to the coupe, featuring Alcantara wrapped everything.
Aerodynamic enhancements include a large front splitter and the three-way adjustable fixed rear wing introduced on the SV Coupe.
Lamborghini has already sold all 600 units of the Aventador SV Coupe, which means that the production run of 500 roadsters likely won’t take long to sell.
The car will make its official debut this weekend the the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Watch these pages for live coverage from the event.
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