Lamborghini has confirmed a new topless version of its Aventador Superveloce is in the pipeline, joining the hardtop unveiled earlier this year.
Officially dubbed the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce Roadster, the new model will be even more exclusive than the hardtop (pictured, above and below) with production limited to 500 units.
That’s 100 cars less than the SV hardtop, which will see 600 units built over its production run. All units have been allocated, and deliveries have already begun.
Clearly Lamborghini had little trouble finding 600 buyers willing to part with the SV hardtop’s asking price, which was an eye-watering $882,650 in Australia.
Pricing for the roadster is even closer to AU$1 million - starting at $916,150 plus on-road costs. The order book is now open in all Lamborghini dealers worldwide.
"The Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is the most pure, sports-oriented and emotional incarnation of a Lamborghini, and all 600 units have been sold, with first deliveries starting now,” Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said, speaking at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
“We will also produce a roadster version, which our dealers worldwide are now taking orders for."
The roadster is expected to carry the same 6.5 litre V12 that powers the hardtop, making 750 PS (552kW) and 690Nm - up 37kW on the ‘regular’ Aventador.
The SV hardtop is 50kg lighter than its donor car in the standard Aventador, but the additional strengthening required to chop the roof off may see some of that weight advantage evaporate for the Aventador roadster.
From rest, the hardtop can hit 100km/h in 2.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of more than 325km/h.
Again, the additional weight of the roadster might see a tenth or two added to this figure, but we doubt any of its potential customers will be fazed.