RE: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster: Geneva 2019

RE: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster: Geneva 2019

Monday 4th March

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster: Geneva 2019

Thought Geneva was going to be all personal mobility solutions and electric vehicles? Think again!



Lamborghini often pulls something pretty big out of the bag for Geneva; perfect place too, after all, given it's the premier European motor show and, to be frank, is attended by really rich people. For examples, see the Huracan Performante in 2017, the Centenario in 2016 and the Aventador J in 2012.

In fact, it's that latter concept that's most relevant to the newest, Lamborghini having now stripped the top from the Aventador SVJ to create the SVJ Roadster, the most direct link back to that wild Jota we'll ever see. It also means that Lamborghini's pair of debutants at the Palexpo are two 200mph convertibles which, even if you're not really into Lambos, is a pretty cool thing to rock up to a motor show with.


In case you weren't already sold on the extraordinary looks (that colour is Bronzo Zetas, just so you know), Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali sells the car pretty well: "With the same extraordinary performance roof on or off, the Aventador SVJ Roadster incorporates the dynamism of the coupe with the unique spirit of a Lamborghini roadster."

Pleasingly, it would appear that everything that made the coupe so spellbinding has made it to the Roadster. Looks are of course a key factor, Lamborghini adamant that this car "sports the Aventador SVJ's design purity, inspired by super fast, super athletic, aeronautical references such as spaceships and jet fighters as well as race motorbikes." So now you know; Lamborghini deliberately designs them to look like spaceships. More tangibly, that means the same 770hp, 6.5-litre V12, same second generation of active aero and same reworked magnetorheological suspension.

In fact, Lamborghini maintains that airflow over the car is unchanged regardless of whether the roof is on or off, with a 40 per cent increase in downforce over an SV, and that the ALA can react in less than 500 milliseconds. The transformation even extends to the tyres, Pirelli P Zero Corsas being standard fit for the SVJ Roadster but with Trofeo Rs available should owners fancy taking their car and emulating that incredible Nurburgring lap. What is the convertible record, come to think of it?


Furthermore, while the Aventador's manual roof is a bit of a faff - levers having to be pulled and parts having to be stowed - it does mean that weight gain over the hardtop is considerably less than with the Huracan. The V10 car carries another 125kg of roof, strengthening and gubbins over the coupe, while this SVJ is only 50kg up on standard - so 1,575kg dry. That, in turn, should mean it's damn near as sharp to drive, particularly given the carbon tub, and there's a negligible difference in performance: that coupe does 0-124mph in 8.6 seconds, this Aventador with a roof that comes off takes 8.8. And yes, it will still do 217mph. In fact, the biggest sacrifice would seem to be in space; a luggage compartment of 140 litres will only just about take the roof, let alone much else.

Like all Lamborghinis, the Aventador SVJ Roadster can be subjected to any owner's design whims thanks to Ad Personam; apparently almost 350 colours are available. There will be just the 800 owners though, and those in Britain will be charged £387,987 for the privilege, that being Lambo's £323,323 quoted price with taxes and 20 per cent of VAT added on. Form an orderly queue...








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BVB

Original Poster:

596 posts

92 months

Monday 4th March
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Bonkers cool. Great colour.

B17NNS

17,959 posts

186 months

Monday 4th March
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Utter madness. Everything a Lamborghini should be.

ScothEgg

6 posts

1 month

Monday 4th March
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BVB said:
Bonkers cool. Great colour.
Agreed, one of the most radical cars in quite a subtle colour.

vonhosen

35,252 posts

156 months

Monday 4th March
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Do like the colour.

renmure

2,830 posts

163 months

Monday 4th March
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vonhosen said:
Do like the colour.
I like everything apart from the colour.

I guess we'll not get confused in the carpark if we park our SVJ'x next to each other then biggrin

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howardhughes

289 posts

143 months

Monday 4th March
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B17NNS said:
Utter madness. Everything a Lamborghini should be.
Quite the opposite. Everything Lamborghini shouldn't be

Wills2

15,383 posts

114 months

Monday 4th March
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howardhughes said:
B17NNS said:
Utter madness. Everything a Lamborghini should be.
Quite the opposite. Everything Lamborghini shouldn't be
Pre the Countach perhaps post it no, they set their sails towards this kind of car a long time ago, visual drama has become their signature for the last 45 years.





Killer2005

17,057 posts

167 months

Monday 4th March
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It looks chuffing amazing cloud9

Muzzer79

2,611 posts

126 months

Monday 4th March
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The rear wing and front bumper look a bit.......’Mansory’

But apart from that; wibble

Nerdherder

511 posts

36 months

Monday 4th March
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renmure said:
vonhosen said:
Do like the colour.
I like everything apart from the colour.

I guess we'll not get confused in the carpark if we park our SVJ'x next to each other then biggrin
Vomit inducing colour to my taste.

Midgster

355 posts

173 months

Monday 4th March
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howardhughes said:
Quite the opposite. Everything Lamborghini shouldn't be
This wins the "Most wrong post on the internet EVER" award.


RobDown

3,182 posts

67 months

Monday 4th March
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love the looks but personally hate the colour. if you're going to have a rocket-ship looky-likey you want an eye-popping colour to go with it surely?

Chuck328

1,128 posts

106 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Midgster said:
howardhughes said:
Quite the opposite. Everything Lamborghini shouldn't be
This wins the "Most wrong post on the internet EVER" award.

I'm the internet SO I'M RIGHT!
In fairness, IMO it is utter madness ( it's why we like Lamborghini) but to me a roadster is a cruise with the top down enjoy, Which you can do. But I like lambo for their in your face agressive looks, all out maddess, i'm not a cote d'azur/ Mayfair cruiser.

Perhaps that's what Howard is thinking?

Does that make sense?





NorthernSky

435 posts

56 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Awesome colour. Wish there were more bronze or copper cars out there. On this new Lambo it looks fearsome.

Gameface

7,562 posts

16 months

Tuesday 5th March
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howardhughes said:
B17NNS said:
Utter madness. Everything a Lamborghini should be.
Quite the opposite. Everything Lamborghini shouldn't be
Can you explain your reasoning?

MX6

4,014 posts

152 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Awesome, that's just gone to the top of the list for when the lotto numbers roll in. In reality the Huracan Roadster would be more than ample, but if I had more money than sence then why not this? Not really a fan of the colour here, but it would need to be something that pokes you in the eye, maybe bright green or blue...

Amirhussain

10,904 posts

102 months

Tuesday 5th March
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lick

likesachange

1,550 posts

133 months

Tuesday 5th March
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That's pretty much motoring perfection ... Apart from the colour.

Probably the last V12 ever to be made by Lamborghini???
Sad times

TheJimi

14,445 posts

182 months

Tuesday 5th March
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This thing really is a fighter jet on 4 wheels.

I’d buy it for the centre console alone biggrin