Aventador Roadster Due In December, New Concept Planned: Report

Mike Stevens | Oct 10, 2012

Lamborghini will reveal its targa-topped Aventador Roadster in December, followed by a new concept car, according to reports out of Europe.

Lamborghini is yet to announce the coming of the Aventador Roadster, although countless reports have pointed to insider confirmation.

Recent photos out of Europe have revealed the first evidence of a topless Aventador, using detachable panels instead of a retracting roof.

It is clear in these shots that the Aventador Roadster will get two panels running the width of the cabin space - likely allowing either both or just one of the panels to be removed.

Reports out of Europe suggest the decision was made to keep the Coupe and Roadster engine covers identical, and to avoid including storage space for the roof - both angles allowing for lower production costs and development time.

It's unclear if onboard storage for the panels will be offered, however, suggesting a Veyron-like 'stick them in your garage before you leave home' approach.

Power will likely come from the same 515kW 6.5 litre V12 driving the current hardtop, which rockets to 100km/h in 2.9 seconds.

Gallardo Successor Concept Coming?

Reports suggest a new Lamborghini-badged concept will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, although details are unclear.

Some whispers point to a four-seater Rapide rival dubbed the Aventador GT, although Lamborghini is understood to have quashed this rumour.

Another possibility is a preview of the successor to the ageing Gallardo, which is expected to be replaced in the next one to two years.

Lamborghini's most recent concept was the Urus SUV, which is also likely to make a production debut in the coming year.

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