Lamborghini has lifted the lid on the Aventador S Roadster - a 544kW summer supercar that is set to become Australia's most powerful new car.
The famed Italian sportscar maker has released details of the inevitable open-air version of its flagship Aventador S ahead of its official reveal at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
Based on the upgraded coupe that arrived earlier this year, the Aventador S Roadster amplifies the performance of the V12-powered supercar as one of the world’s fastest convertibles.
It utlilises the same mechanical hardware of the coupe, including its strong carbon fibre construction with a mid-mounted 6.5-litre V12 engine that produces 544kW and 690Nm, enough to slingshot the all-wheel drive machine from 0-100km/h in 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 350km/h.
But it has a number of unique visual differences, apart from the removable roof panels that weigh less than six kilograms, are finished in matt carbon fibre and can be stored in the boot under the nose of the car. The rear of the car has an all-new engine cover to showcase the flying buttresses behind each occupant and a small rear window can be lowered with the roof up to provide those in the cabin with all the sonic theatre of the engine and raised when the roof is not in place to reduce turbulence at highway speeds.
Like the revised coupe, the roadster picks up rear-wheel steering and Lamborghini’s Dynamic Steering for better stability and sharper dynamics as well as revised rear springs and modifications to the variable dampers for a broader depth of compliance.
Lamborghini Australia has yet to reveal final prices but it is expected to cost around $830,000 when it arrives in local showrooms from February 2018.
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