Lamborghini debuts drop top Aventador Roadster
A convertible version of Lamborghini's flagship Aventador LP 700-4 debuted today.
My favorite model in Lamborghini's lineup has for many years been the, but the flagship Aventador is unquestionably the most powerful. With today's unveiling of a Roadster version, the Aventador also gets an injection of style.
Rather than a power-retractable roof, the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster features a two-panel carbon-fiber roof that is manually removed and stored under the hood when not in use. Presumably, this configuration is partially to keep weight down and partially because the Aventador's V-12 engine sits where your average convertible top would be stowed.
Where the coupe displays its 700-horsepower engine beneath a louvered glass window, the Roadster must add a metallic "spinal column" to restore a bit of the rigidity lost by removing the roof. The engine is still viewable through a pair of hexagonal glass panes. The Roadster only weighs 111 pounds more than the fixed roof variant.
for more details and photos of the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster.