When Lamborghini released the Aventador back in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show the sharp lines and bombastic power and performance figures stunned the world. The visceral and engaging driving experience took motoring journalists, including our owns, breath away. Lamborghini produced yet another bedroom wall poster supercar and the orders came flying in.
In 2013 at the Los Angeles Motor Show Lamborghini pull the wraps off the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, two of which feature in today’s Photo of the Day. The Roadster shared the same core rigidity as the coupe as it featured the same carbon tub illuminating one of the main drawbacks of buying a roadster. The benefits of removing the roof are obvious, the howl of the V12 can be heard at its best and the occupants can experience the sunshine and cool breeze when cruising.
The Aventador Roadster features a centrally located, 6.5 liter aspirated V12 generating 700 hp, an ISR seven-speed gearbox and push-rod suspension. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and has a maximum speed of some 350 km/h. These figures are all similar to those of the coupe as no significant extra weight has been used to strengthen the chassis of the car.