- The Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is the first variant of Lamborghini's flagship sports car.
- The removable roof panels are made from carbon fiber and weigh less than 10 pounds each.
- It will retail for just over $445,000 and can be ordered immediately.
SANTA'AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy — Lamborghini has revealed the first variant of its flagship sports car, the Aventador. Dubbed the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, the new model features removable roof panels, lighter wheels and a new exclusive color.
According to Lamborghini, the removable roof panels are made from carbon fiber, weigh less than 10 pounds each and can be stored in the Aventador's forward cargo area.
Additional details unique to the LP 700-4 Roadster include a revised engine cover with see through windows, black accents around the windshield and seat surrounds to emphasize the open-top design and a set of staggered forged aluminum wheels that are collectively 18 pounds lighter than the standard wheels. A new shade of blue called Azurro Thetis is also unique to the Aventador Roadster.
All the mechanical elements of the new Roadster are the same as the coupe. It's powered by a mid-mounted, 6.5-liter V12 which sends its 690 horsepower to all four wheels through a seven-speed automated manual gearbox. Lamborghini says the Roadster is capable of going from 0-62 mph in 3 seconds and hitting a top speed of 217 mph.
Orders are being taken now for a base price of $445,300 including a $3,700 gas guzzler tax.
Edmunds says: Not much of a roadster in the traditional sense, but why buy the coupe if you can get all the performance and a really big sunroof with the Roadster?