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Christopher Bruce2012-11-12 12:58:36

Aventador Gets Droptop Version with Two-Peice Carbon Top

 
 
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The Aventador Roadster is the first variant on the Aventador since its introduction

Today, Singapore and Miami will see the simultaneous unveiling of the newest LamborghiniLamborghiniLamborghiniItaly, 1963 > present32 models
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Setting the Aventador Roadster apart is its two-piece carbon fiber top that weighs just 6kg (13lbs). Unfortunately, Lamborghini did not fit a folding metal roof that had been previously rumored, but the company says that it has worked on the top’s mechanism to make it easier to install than previous convertible Lamborghinis. Both pieces fit in the front cargo compartment when not in use.

For safety, the rear pillar has been strengthened and acts as rollover protection. There is also automatic rollover protection in the headrests.

Lamborghini also added a power rear wind deflector to reduce airflow in the cabin when the driver desires.

Other than the removable top, Lamborghini has also restyled the engine cover for the Roadster. It is meant to look like a spinal column with two pairs of hexagonal windows. The company says that the new design allows for the engine to cool properly, drain rainwater when necessary and still allow viewers to see the V12 engine.

The Aventador will come standard in two-tone paint with a major color covering most of the body and black around the windshield, roof sections and rear air intakes. It will be offered in a new metallic blue color called Azzuro Thetis.

The interior also gets a new, exclusive color called Sabbia Nefertem, which is a tan color.

Power for the Roadster is identical to the modern Aventador with a 6.5-liter V12 with 700hp, cylinder deactivation and an ultra capacitor-based stop/start system. It uses a seven-speed transmission. Acceleration to 100km/h takes 3 seconds to a top speed of 350km/h.

The cars ride on forged 20in wheels in the front and 21in wheels in the rear that reduce weight by 10kg (22lbs) total over the standard wheels.

Orders begin immediately for the cars for the local equivalent of €300,000 ($381,511) plus applicable taxes.

Lamborghini has built over 1,300 Aventadors since its introduction in the summer of 2011. The roadster is the first real variant of the car other than the one-off Aventador JAventador JLamborghini Aventador JItaly, 2012 > present10 photos
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Encyclopedia
LamborghiniLamborghini
AventadorAventador
Aventador LP 700-4 RoadsterAventador LP 700-4 Roadster
Engine
V 12 (60º vee)
Displacement
397 cu in
Top Speed
217 mph
Transmission
7, automated manual transmission
Maximum power
700 hp @ 8250 rpm
Type
Convertible (cabrio)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
13.67 US MPG
price
$ 516.579
* based on Germany prices
annual ownership cost
$ 4.342

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