Introduced in a time of the year where many kids are compiling their Christmas lists, a highly desirable supercar toy amuses some with a notion to best experience 2013. Already a hot high performance offering, the 200-plus mile per hour Lamborghini Aventador would be a lot of fun for all ages (barring the impending stream of speeding traffics resulting in some overzealous use of the accelerator). Luring more than 1,300 customers, the fixed roof version of the flagship Lamborghini is officially unearthed as the Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster. Since the Aventador translated from Spanish language means ‘fan’, it only makes sense that Lamborghini provide passengers of the high-end super performance vehicle with an incredible breeze of which only 700 horsepower can supply.
Effectively, the designers behind the Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster beautifully incorporated the stealth fighter-like exterior proportions that shaped the hardtop model. In opening up the cabin of the Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster to the elements, Lamborghini engineers carefully tuned the vehicle so the topless driving experience is optimized. A wind deflector on the supercar guarantees that the passengers of the Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster will be partaking in one of the most pleasing high-speed rides with minimal unease from turbulence. A powered rear window is also instrumental in the Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster for both regulating the flow of air and for allowing the V-12 engine to be transmitted at just the right volume.
When conditions are less than ideal for open-air motoring, the Aventador Roadster features a two-piece roof structure. Created from Forged Composite (a material co-developed with golf outfitter Callaway) and RTM, the solid roof pieces weigh less than 6 kilograms (about 13 pounds). On sunny, convertible weather days, the lightweight roof panels can be stored in the cargo compartment of the Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster. The hardtop pieces are gloss black in colour creating an evident two-tone exterior finish to the outside of the Lamborghini when installed. While the low ground clearance allows the Aventador Roadster to hug the road, the tires the only contact points that matter. Moving under the influence of all-wheel drive, 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels Dione style rims are forged in light aluminum.
No longer covered by a fixed roof, Lamborghini realized that the inside of the Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster needed to be worth displaying. Fine Italian qualities flood the passenger compartment Interior leather called Sabbia Nefertem is wrapped around the two-seat cabin of the car. With a roof only temporarily part of a Roadster, a special automatic protection system has been integrated into the supercar’s structure.
Sharing the 700-horsepower, 6.5 liter V-12 engine and the ISR seven-speed transmission with the fore-running hardtop model, the Aventador Roadster does not compromise performance for the luxury of a removable roof. Thanks to crafty engineering and efforts to preserve aerodynamic efficiency, the Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster movement closely mirrors the existing fixed roof version of the Lamborghini. Acceleration from 0 to 62 miles per hour for the Aventador Roadster occurs in only three seconds. With a proper, straight run, the Lamborghini Roadster can trek to a top speed of 217 miles per hour.
The Roadster version of the Aventador comes at a premium. The Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster is listed at a cost of 300,000 euros (45,000 euros above the price of the hardtop). When sold in the United States, expect it to have a price north of the $400,000 range.
Information and photo source: Automobili Lamborghini