Hotter open-top added to V12 model range with 730bhp; on sale from £301,754
Sam Sheehan
12 September 2017

Lamborghini has launched a more powerful drop-top Aventador at the Frankfurt motor show.

The Aventador S Roadster uses Lamborghini’s 730bhp and 509lb ft 6.5-litre V12 and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3sec dead. It tops out at 217mph.

This is just one-tenth and 2mph down on its coupé alternative and ranks the V12 Lambo ahead of smaller open-roof supercars such as the Ferrari 488 Spider.

Like the coupé Aventador S, the Roadster gets an active rear wing and aerodynamic addenda to increase downforce by 130% over its predecessor.

The addition of the removable roof adds just 50kg to overall mass, bringing the total to 1625kg.

Four driving modes remain: Strada, Sport, Corsa and the new Ego, which allows suspension, throttle and gearbox settings to be adjusted separately.

Drive is sent to all four wheels via Lamborghini’s seven-speed robotised Independent Shifting Rod, which is claimed to switch cogs in up to 50 milliseconds.

Following its reveal in Frankfurt, the Aventador S Roadster will go on sale in Britain priced from £301,754, making it £30,608 pricier than the regular Aventador S. First deliveries are expected in February 2018.

Our Verdict

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is a well-engineered version of one of the world’s maddest and baddest supercars - and it can do 217mph with the roof down

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6 September 2017
I'm robbing a bank, anyone care to join me?

6 September 2017

The Aventador still looks, and sounds, brilliant and still stops people in their tracks. However, since the Gallardo was introduced around 15 or so years ago I've always felt Lamborghini's hypercars have always seemed the need to justify themselves somewhat when their smaller brothers, the Gallardo and Huracan, are as fast, and are almost as spectacular to look at and hear, as the Murcielago and Aventador respectively but for a whole lot of cash less. Perhaps when the Aventador is next refreshed, or when it's replaced by an all new new model, Lamborghini will take its hypercar back up to the level of its rivals as use to be the case around 20 years ago. Otherwise, unless the stirring sound of a V12 engine is a must, the Aventador is very hard to justify.

7 September 2017

It is only other peoples money when all said and done.

7 September 2017

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