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Lamborghini describes its new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster as “the ultimate open-air experience.” With a claimed zero to 100km/h sprint time of just three seconds, it is certainly going to be an exciting open-air experience.
When terrible hair days give way to bad weather days, owners can erect its lightweight, two-piece carbon fibre roof, which can be stored in the front luggage compartment when not in use.
In design terms this is far more than just an open-top Aventador coupé as the Roadster has some unique design traits like the redesigned rear pillar that supports the roof and the engine hood with its central 'spinal column' with two pairs of hexagonal windows connected at the sides.
The Roadster also comes with a powered rear windshield that can vary the flow of air in the vehicle and the sound emanating from the engine.
On that enticing note, the Roadster is shoved along by the same 6.5-litre V12 that powers the coupé. It's credited with 515kW at 8250rpm and 690Nm at 5500rpm and not only will it run to 100km/h three seconds, but it should also reach a top speed of 350km/h.
Power is split between all four wheels by a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission that uses independent shifting rods and balance is maintained by an advanced pushrod suspension system.