Lamborghini is currently working on the LP700-4 Aventador Roadster. The sports car had already been spotted during testing in Northern Sweden. According to the latest rumours, the open version of the Italian bull will feature a Targa-styled hardtop with detachable roof panels.
Contrary to the folding soft top of its predecessor, the Murciélago Roadster, the open version of the Aventador will come with a roof made from carbon fiber. According to Italy’s Quattroruote magazine, the hardtop will be made out of two panels and shall be easy to remove. At this stage is not known whether or not the roof panels could be stored on-board.
A major advantage of this Targa-styled roof is that it weighs less than the framework required for a soft top. By opting for a removable carbon roof, Lamborghini was able to keep the Aventador’s engine cover and rear section unchanged, reducing the costs and time involved in development and production.
The Aventador Roadster will be powered by the same drivetrain as its coupe sibling, thus a 700 horsepower V12 engine paired with a seven-speed sequential automatic gearbox which transfers the power to all four wheels. The Aventador Roadster is expected to make its public debut at the Paris Auto Show this fall.