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OFFICIAL Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

Discussion in 'Aventador' started by picsoubmw, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. picsoubmw

    picsoubmw Well-Known Member

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    • Zafiro

      Zafiro Well-Known Member

      A car I will never ever be able to afford or even drive. What a shame :(
    • ateekt

      ateekt Well-Known Member

      The feeling is mutual pal. However, you never know. Stay positive!

      About the car, it's a Lambo. It has to be something stunning! Absolutely love it.
    • Merc1

      Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

      As expected, its a masterpiece.

    • Soup

      Soup Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member


      This is the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, a 690bhp V12 open-top hypercar that is, the Italian firm claims, “the most exciting Lamborghini ever built”.

      The Aventador Roadster uses a Targa-style two-piece carbonfibre roof, which weighs just 6kg. It can be removed by hand in “a few seconds” and stored in the front luggage compartment when not in use. The carbonfibre roof is made using Lamborghini’s own Forged Composite tech, which creates a material stronger than titanium but less dense.

      The use of a hard-top for the Aventador Roadster addresses the main failings of its open-top Murcielago predecessor. With that car’s fabric roof raised, its top speed was limited to 99mph. The roof was also tricky to remove and store.

      Just like the coupé, the Aventador Roadster uses a normally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 featuring cylinder deactivation technology, stop-start and a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
      With the roof off, the new Roadster can hit a claimed 217mph and sprint from zero to 0-62mph in just 3.0sec. Lamborghini claims that the roof is “easy to handle, lightweight and simple to attach”, as well as being easy to store in the front.

      Two aerodynamics aids have also been added. A powered rear windscreen controls the airflow over the car and the amount of noise from the engine that passengers can hear with the roof down. A removable wind deflector also features and sits on top of the front windscreen to “deliver almost complete calm” in the cabin with the roof off.

      The new roof has brought with it some design changes to the Aventador Roadster over the coupé. The rear pillars have been redesigned to give the car greater strength when the roof is removed. They also offer rollover protection and supply extra ventilation to the engine.

      The Roadster’s engine cover has also changed from the coupe’s. It features a ‘spinal column’ with two lines of hexagonal windows. The two scissor doors also get a chamfered edge for the frameless windows to ensure a flush finish into the new roof.

      To further distinguish the Aventador Roadster from the coupé, the bodywork gets a two-tone finish. Gloss black is used for the pillars, roof and rear window area. A new Azzuro Thetis colour, seen here and inspired by the colour of the 1968 Miura Roadster, is also offered on the Roadster.
      New 20-inch front and 21-inch rear lightweight alloy wheels, which reduce the kerb weight by 10kg, are another Roadster-only addition.

      A UK price for the Aventador Roadster has not been set. Its price in mainland Europe of €300,000 before taxes suggests about £290,000 including VAT, almost £50,000 more than the coupé. It will reach the UK next summer.

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      • Soup

        Soup Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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        • Levi68

          Levi68 Banned

          I wonder if the Coupé will continue selling. Now the Roadster is two cars in one.

          Look. It has rims made by App Tech. It is an Italian supply company that produces forged wheels for Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes AMG and specialty producers like, Pagani, RUF, AEZ, Artega, Koenigsegg, Spyker and many others.
        • Bruce

          Bruce Well-Known Member

          Gorgeous. Hard top on and off. That's a pretty big feat. Looks even better than the Coupe (and that looked spectacular).
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          • Levi68

            Levi68 Banned


            Looks even better so. Just needs gloss black wheels.
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            • Yaz

              Yaz Well-Known Member

              Can't say anything bad about it.
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              • martinbo

                martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                I think Lamborghini's designers took the marketing department's brief for the inception of a multi-faceted design language a little too literally...
              • HighestOfHigh

                HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member Contributing Member


                I need one...
              • Yaz

                Yaz Well-Known Member

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                • hoffmeister_fan

                  hoffmeister_fan Well-Known Member

                  Rarely does the topless version look better than its closed-roof counterpart, but this (and the MP4-12C Spyder) are the exception.

                  BTW, what's APP TECH?
                • Levi68

                  Levi68 Banned

                  I think you can also add 458 Spyder and 6 Series Cabrio to that list.
                • Soup

                  Soup Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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                    • HighestOfHigh

                      HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member Contributing Member

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