Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut – 0-100 km/h in just three seconds

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut – 0-100 km/h in just three seconds

Lamborghini has made a new car and here it is, the Aventador S Roadster, an open-top version of the Aventador S coupe if the name wasn’t a dead giveaway already. It has everything you’d come to expect from the brand that is synonymous with bulls – power, jaw-dropping styling and did we mention it looks stunning?

Like the coupe, the Aventador S Roadster is powered by the same 6.5 litre V12 engine, which outputs 740 PS (730 hp) at 8,400 rpm and 690 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The powerplant is mated to a seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission that sends the power to all four wheels through a Haldex Generation IV 4WD system.

Drivers will also get to cycle through four different driving modes – Strada, Sport, Corsa and Ego. The last one (also found in the coupe) allows individual profiles to be set up, corresponding to the driver’s preferred behaviour for the car’s traction, steering and suspension systems that best suits his or her driving ego/skills.

Performance wise, the top speed is unchanged at 350 km/h, but the open-top model is just a slight bit slower when sprinting from a rest to 100 km/h. It takes three second to do so, which is one tenths a second slower than what the coupe is capable of at 2.9 seconds.

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut – 0-100 km/h in just three seconds

This is because the roadster is a little heavier than the coupe, with a dry weight of 1,625 kg versus the coupe’s 1,575 kg. Part of the reason for the extra heft is the work done to accommodate those removable roof panels. Lamborghini says they weighs less than six kilogrammes, and can be finished in matte black carbon-fibre or a variety of Ad Personam possibilities.

However, there isn’t any powered mechanism that tucks the roof away neatly at a push of a button, so you’ll have to put some elbow grease into it (aka bikin sendiri). Thankfully, an easy fastening system allows the roof panels to be quickly removed and stored in the front trunk. An electrically operated rear window also helps minimise cabin noise and airflow during roofless driving, plus makes the V12 a bit more audible.

In terms of styling, the roadster is nearly a mirror image of the coupe, featuring the same Aventador SV cues like the new front end and longer front splitter. There’s also a larger rear diffuser, a more pronounced exhaust outlet and an active rear wing, the last bit can be set in three different positions depending on speed and the selected drive mode.

The roadster does receive a redesigned rear deck to accommodate the lack of a roof, including a new engine cover. Said item now features a bridge that runs from the back window to the rear in a mix of body colour and matte black painted carbon-fibre engine bonnet blades. If you prefer to see more of the V12, a transparent option is also available on order.

Speaking of ordering, the first few units of the Aventador S Roadster will make its way to customers in February 2018. If you want one, you’ll have to fork out 313,666 euros (RM1,577,238) if you live in Europe, US$460,247 (RM1,940,861) if you reside in the USA and 46,267,692 yen (RM1,789,219) if you stay in Japan. The car will also go on display at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalisation programme will bring those numbers upwards, allowing clients to specify dozens of items from upholstery to different trim materials. This package you see here includes the Ad Personam Color Blu Aegir body colour, matched with plenty of carbon-fibre (side mirrors, windscreen frame, bumpers, side skirts, air intakes and outlets).

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Still slower than Tesla P100

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  • Redidiot on Sep 07, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    All that power from all natural aspiration goodness….Soichiro Honda and rival Enzo Ferrari would’ve definitely approved.

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  • That exhaust is the epitome of decadence….

    D car screams ‘sex on wheels’

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  • Nothing new oni roofless aventador

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