There is a new flagship at Sant’Agata … after the introduction of the Lamborghini Aventador S back in December 2016 we now can admire the official photos of the new Aventador S Roadster, the ultimate open-top V12 mid-rear engine super sports car with all the technology and luxury already seen in the Aventador S Coupe.
Naturally the section above and behind the seats is bespoke to the Roadster version only, while the new front bumper design, side sills and rear diffuser are taken from the Coupe edition, complete with that amazing trio of exhaust pipes mounted centrally, the adjustable rear wing is still present too while the special engine cover comes with carbon fiber fins, either painted or optionally available in glass so you can admire that 740hp V12 engine underneath.
The roof panels come in a satin finish carbon fiber as standard at a total of only 6kg, on this press car these panels are finished in a glossy carbon fiber, just like the windshield surround, the exterior rear view mirrors and the lower aero parts up front, on the side and at the rear … also note this car is finished in Ad Personam Blu Aegir over a Bianco Polar interior with S-trim in Blu Delphinus … even the carpets combine white and blue to offer a perfect finish with the carbon fiber interior package.
The inside of the roof panels on the Roadster are finished in Alcantara, but optionally you can get them in lightweight Carbon Skin, the interior will also receive parts in this high-tech material too if you opt for this package.
The Aventador S Roadster comes with the special four-wheel steering as seen on the Coupe, active suspension and the EGO driving mode, updated push-rod suspension offers better vertical control while LDS (Lamborghini Dynamic Steering gives better feedback … the new design of the Aventador S Roadster improves front downforce by 130% while the active rear wing achieves more than 50% of overall efficiency at high downforce and a massive 400% in low drag.
Performance figures are very impressive for a Roadster, the top speed has been maintained from the Coupe at 350Km/h while the Roadster does add 50kg to the scales compared to her closed counterpart, 740hp will propel this Bull to 100Km/h from standstill in 3 seconds flat.
I am sure there are already orders in the books for the Aventador S Roadster, priced at €313,666 (£251,462 or US$460,247) before taxes, the Roadster is about €30,000 (£25,000 or US$40,000) more expensive than the Coupe model … but somehow I don’t think that will keep buyers from adding even more to the base price in options and Ad Personam customization … note that the Dione wheels are standard, so the silver Dianthus seen on this show car are already a hefty premium.