If you’ve been gagging for a bit of top down Lambo action then there’s good news: Lamborghini’s been busy beavering away on its latest topless model — the Aventador Roadster.
Unlike the one-off Aventador J, which lacked any sort of roof whatsoever, the Aventador Roadster uses a Targa-style two-piece roof that can be removed by hand in “a few seconds” and stored in the car’s front luggage compartment when you want to enjoy a bit of open air driving. Predictably, the roof is very light. It tips the scales at a mere 6Kg and is made of carbon fibre, which was created using RTM and Forged Composite technologies in order to increase stiffness and aesthetic appeal.
The Aventador Roadster features redesigned rear quarters, which are necessary to accommodate the roof. The rear pillars have been tweaked and the engine hood now features a central “spinal column” with a pair of hexagonal windows connected at the sides. These serve several purposes – they cool the engine, drain off rain water and allow passers-by an unobstructed gawk at the car’s massive V12.
The Aventador Roadster features a powered rear windscreen and a separate removable wind deflector that help guide air over the car (and away from your wig) while keeping the engine from reaching deafening levels. The car also features new 20-inch front and 21-inch rear lightweight alloy wheels which reduce overall bulk by 10Kg and a new metallic blue Azurro Thetis and gloss black paint job inspired by the 1968 Miura Roadster.
The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster will go on sale next year and will set you back 300,000 euro exclusing taxes, which should work out to be in the region of £290,000. Have a gander at the pictures and let us know what you think of it. We’re off down to Cash Converters to see how much we can get for both kidneys. And grandmothers.