LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR GOES TOPLESS
Hold that 12C Spider - Lamborghini's all-new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster might be the one to have
Ferrari and McLaren. Nope. If you want to enjoy your Aventador experience in the open air you have to remove clips. Manhandle two panels into the front luggage compartment. How 20th century! But, at least, a little more straightforward sounding than the nightmarish 3D puzzle that was the Murcielago's soft top.
This simple approach does bring advantages too. Like the fact the forged composite roof panels weigh just 6kg.
In a gloriously pretentious press release Lamborghini describes the hexagonal windows attached to the roof's central 'spinal column' as looking like 'hyper tech armour plates' (no, nor us) while the their actual purpose (besides boring stuff like draining and ventilation) is to permit 'the beauty of the V12 engine unit to be admired.' Shameless. But brilliant!
The rest of us can just point and grin at quite how over the top Lamborghini can go with what's still, in its own way, a regular production model.
So are there any other changes? Well, it's obviously not quite as extreme as the Aventador J concept shown a little while back. Nor does it cost 2.1m euros though, the asking price 300,000 euros plus taxes.
Other numbers? Well, Lamborghini is claiming the same 217mph top speed and a three seconds dead 0-62mph time, a tenth slower than the coupe. New forged 'Dione' wheels are 10kg lighter than before too. Other than that the spec is the same, the 700hp 6.5-litre V12 driving through Lamborghini's 'Independent Shift Rod' seven-speed automated manual. Oh, and it's got cylinder deactivation too to keep your conscience a little bit cleaner.
Like such things even begin to matter!