Open-top variant of the 740bhp V12-engined Aventador Superveloce coupé costs £350,000
Darren Moss
17 August 2015

The open-top version of Lamborghini's Aventador Superveloce has been revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours. It will cost £350,000 when it arrives in the UK next spring.

That price means the Aventador SV Roadster costs almost £30,000 more than the fixed-head Aventador SV, which made its debut at the Geneva motor show earlier this year and is priced at £321,743.

Much like the coupé, it's expected that all 500 planned examples of the SV Roadster will sell out quickly. The Superveloce models are lighter, more powerful versions of the regular Lamborghini Aventador.

As expected, the Aventador SV Roadster's performance figures are almost identical to those of the SV coupé. Power comes from the same 6.5-litre V12 engine, producing 740bhp at 8400rpm - a full 49bhp more than the 641bhp on offer in the regular Aventador. Power is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed automated manual transmission.

Despite a slight increase in weight (1575kg versus 1525kg for the coupé), the SV Roadster is still capable of reaching 62mph from a standing start in 2.9sec, versus 2.8sec for the coupé. Perhaps most impressive is its top speed of 217mph, which matches the coupé.

Also like the fixed-head SV, the SV Roadster features a stripped-out cabin, which incorporates carbonfibre fabric for the seats and parts of the interior trim, as well as Alcantara and leather. Lamborghini's digital instrument cluster also features.

Lamborghini says the SV Roadster's hard-top is made of carbonfibre and features a quick release system that adds just 6kg in weight. The company says the design of the hard-top has been optimised in a wind tunnel for aerodynamic efficiency. The glass rear screen can be raised or lowered from inside the cabin, acting as a wind deflector when the roof is down.

Previously, rumours had suggested that Lamborghini would reveal a unique creation in the same vein as the Reventon, Egoista and Veneno at the Pebble Beach event.

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31 July 2015

From what was hinted at the launch of the Aventador, sales are fast approaching the 4000 mark, the total number to be manufactured. If this is the case, will the SV Roadster be the last model, or have Lamborghini left space an even hotter run out model?

17 August 2015

I really like the color,Lamborghini doing what it does best,producing a car that looks like no other.

Peter Cavellini.

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