Lamborghini has announced the newest member of its supercar family, the stunningly and powerful Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. With more than 1,300 Aventador coupes sold to date, Lamborghini believes it will find strong demand for the convertible version.
The Roadster’s roof is a two-piece affair, made from carbon fiber and weighing in at just over 13 pounds. The roof pieces must be removed by hand, though the process is said to be fairly simple, and there’s room to store both in the front luggage compartment. The topless Aventador also employs a powered rear window and a front-mounted wind deflector (which can also be removed and stowed) to allow drivers the freedom to choose how exposed to the elements they’d like to be.
Lamborghini has done everything it could to keep performance unchanged from that of the fixed-roof sibling. Like the coupe, the Aventador Roadster makes use of a 6.5-litre, 700-horsepower V12 modulated by a seven-speed single-clutch paddleshift gearbox. 0-100 kilometre per hour (0-62 miles per hour) comes up in 3.0 seconds, while top speed is a massive 350 kilometers per hour (217 mph).