Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster revealed

Nov 13, 2012

The convertible version of the Lamborghini Aventador supercar has been revealed.

The convertible version of the Lamborghini Aventador supercar has been revealed. The new car is called the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, and Lamborghini has made a lot of changes to its V12 supercar to make it one of the most desirable open-roofed cars money can buy.

For a start, the Aventador now has a pair of removable carbon fibre panels instead of a fixed roof. Each panel weighs 6kg, and unclips from the car's windscreen and rear pillars, revealing the interior to the elements. The roof panels can be stored in the car's boot.

Aside from the removable roof, the Aventador Roadster features several other new design touches. These include a new engine cover, which has a pair of windows in it, allowing you to see the 6.5-litre V12 engine that lurks behind the passenger compartment.

Despite the engine's size, it features fuel-saving stop-start technology. A seven-speed paddle-shift gearbox is the only transmission option, and all cars come with four-wheel drive.

Performance is impressive. The Roadster is a little slower than the coupe, with a 0-62mph time of 3.0 seconds instead of 2.9. The top speed remains the same – 217mph - even with the roof down.

The Roadster features new alloy wheels, which cut weight by 10kg, and a new blue paint colour called Azzuro Thetis, which was inspired by a colour offered on the Lamborghini Miura from the 1960s. The interior can also be specified with new leather upholstery, called Sabbia Nefertem, which is designed to complement the new exterior colour.

Lamborghini has already sold over 1,300 Aventador coupes, and will look to build on that car's success with the LP700-4 Roadster. The convertible is available to buy now, for around £288,000 in the UK – making it £34,800 more than the coupe.

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