Lamborghini have announced a new version of their Aventador supercar: 1,300 coupés have already been shipped since last Summer, and now the the LP700-4 Roadster is being added to the roster.
With the roof structure removed, the engine cover and rear pillars have had to be redesigned: a central ‘spinal column’ with two pairs of hexagonal windows now cover the big V12, creating a new profile for the car.
Wind intensity for the driver and passenger can be altered by raising or lowering the rear windshield: that also controls how much V12 howl is delivered directly to your cranium.
The removable roof section is a two-piece carbon fibre design, and the pair of panels can be stored in the front luggage compartment. I guess that reduces the luggage space down to toothbrush-only levels… A removable wind deflector can be fitted to further reduce noise and buffeting in the cockpit.
The body of the Roadster has a two-tone finish, with the pillars, roof and rear windscreen area painted in gloss black to complement the choice of body colour. Inside, a new leather interior has been introduced – one that is similar to the one used on the 1968 Miura Roadster.
The Roadster offers new Dione forged aluminium 20″/21″ rims, cutting another 10kg off the previous weight of the wheels.
Performance has also been hiked: the 6.5-litre V12 gets to 60mph in three seconds, with a maximum velocity of almost 220mph. To tick the efficiency box, it even has a stop/start system and cylinder deactivation process that kicks in automatically if the engine is working at partial capacity. Speed, wind in your hair and saving the planet? Better start saving…