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OFFICIAL: 2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster revealed

 OFFICIAL: 2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster revealed
2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

'The most exciting Lamborghini ever built'

Lamborghini has released full details of its highly anticipated Aventador Roadster.

While the Murcielago Roadster came with a fabric roof that limited its top speed to only 100 mph (160 km/h), its successor has a hard top that can be removed by hand in “a few seconds” and weighs just 6 kg (13 lbs). The carbon fiber roof uses the firm’s Forged Composite technology, developing a material stronger than titanium but less dense.

At the heart of the Aventador Roadster is the same V12 6.5-liter normally-aspirated engine featuring stop/start system, cylinder deactivation, and connected to a 7-speed automatic transmission. With the roof up, it needs three seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) on its way to a top speed of 217 mph (349 km/h).

Because of the new roof, the car’s rear pillars had to be redesigned to provide additional strength when driving without the roof. These also provide extra ventilation to the power unit and offer more rollover protection.

Lamborghini’s engineers have installed a powered rear windscreen that can control airflow over the vehicle, as well as the level of noise coming from the engine that passengers can hear while driving with the roof down. On top of the front windscreen is a wind deflector that promises to “deliver almost complete calm” in the cabin when the roof is removed.

In addition, the engine cover now features a “spinal column” with two lines of hexagonal windows, while the scissor doors have a chamfered edge for the frameless windows, providing a tight finish into the carbon fiber roof.

Some of the Roadster-exclusive features include 20- and 21-inch (front/rear) alloys that lower the vehicle’s weight by 10 kg (22 pounds), along with a bespoke two-tone finish. The car seen in these official photos is wearing an Azzuro Thetis paintjob, a throwback to the paint used for the 1968 Miura Roadster.

The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster will go on sale next summer at a starting price of 300,000 EUR before taxes.

Source: Lamborghini

The ultimate open-air experience: Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster

Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster: the most exciting series production Lamborghini ever built and the new benchmark in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars.

On the heels of the successful coupe introduced in Summer 2011, and with over 1,300 units already delivered to customers, the House of the Raging Bull is now offering the convertible version of the Aventador, a vehicle that perfectly balances the ultimate driving experience with the ultimate in sports car sophistication.

The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can immediately be recognized by the unique profile of its upper area, which extends along newly designed geometric lines from the removable roof to the engine hood.

The Roadster's design is the result of a careful study into the best way of combining performance, elegant style, ease of use and a driving experience that excites all five senses.

The two-piece roof is made entirely from carbon fiber using various technologies such as RTM and Forged Composite®. These technologies guarantee maximum aesthetic performance and stiffness although each component is extremely light, weighing less than 6 kg. These two parts are removable, easy to handle, and being lightweight and simple to attach, can be stored in the front luggage compartment. In just a few seconds the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can be admired in all its luxurious beauty.

The rear pillar has been redesigned to offer total support for the removable roof, accommodate an automatic protection system for passengers, and provide the engine compartment with ample ventilation.

Right at first glance, it’s noticeable that the engine hood on the Roadster differs from the hood on the coupé because of its central “spinal column” with two pairs of hexagonal windows connected at the sides as if they were hyper-tech armor plates. Their purpose is to cool the engine, drain off rain water properly and, of course, allow the beauty of the V12 power unit to be admired.

The driver of the Aventador Roadster and his passenger can decide for themselves how intensely they would like to enjoy the driving experience. The powered rear windshield not only influences the flow of air in the vehicle, but also controls the experience of the sound from the twelve-cylinder engine. The wind deflector, on the other hand, delivers almost complete calm inside the car, even at high speed. It rests on the front windshield frame and can likewise be stored in the luggage compartment when not in use.

The Aventador Roadster is also equipped with door windows with chamfered edges, which always ensure a perfect fit into the hard-top seal, and underline the sharp side profile of the car.

The body of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster sports a two-tone finish, as the windshield pillar, the two roof sections and the rear window area up to the “fins” are painted in gloss black. The visual effect is that of a completely open vehicle with sleek lines combining perfectly balanced sportiness and elegance.

The range of colors available for the Roadster has been supplemented with a very light, metallic blue color, Azzuro Thetis, whose tone varies with the angle of the light. This color recalls the shade of the extraordinarily beautiful 1968 Miura Roadster, and both highlights and reinforces the lines of the vehicle by adding strength and dynamism.

Even the interior has a new look. The use of leather called Sabbia Nefertem highlights the superb hand-made craftsmanship of the upholstery from Sant' Agata Bolognese and is a perfect match for the exterior in Azzuro Thetis. Finally, the new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster also features new Dione 20”/21” rims with a daring, aggressive look. Crafted in light forged aluminum, they lower the weight of the vehicle by 10 Kg as compared with the standard set of rims.

The new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster boasts record performance. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3 seconds flat and has a maximum speed of some 350 km/h.

These numbers, combined with a drive train featuring a centrally located, 6.5 liter aspirated V12 generating 700 hp, an ISR 7-speed gearbox and push-rod suspension make the new Aventador Roadster a unique super sports car with no direct competition.

Of course the Roadster's V12 also includes a cylinder deactivation system when the engine is working at partial capacity, while the innovative, instant Stop & Start system includes high-performance capacitors known as supercaps to awaken the engine. This is an absolute first in the super sports car segment.

The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is a dream that can be realized and ordered at any Lamborghini dealer in the world for the price of 300,000 euro, excluding taxes.

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Comments (16)

Ivo_205
Weird, what happened to the "just another VW" haters?
Nov 13, 2012 3:58 am
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jerry05cod4
meh!! prefer the coupe, its better looking
Nov 12, 2012 5:46 pm
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LWE7
Looks HOT. Lime green please.
Nov 12, 2012 3:03 pm
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Kakumbaz
God! Lamborghini!!
Nov 12, 2012 2:33 pm
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FOXHOUND
Damn, thats a good looking car!!
Nov 12, 2012 1:07 pm
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DTM
Oh my sack! Thats EPIC!!!
Nov 12, 2012 1:04 pm
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N20_Purge
Looks spectacular!
Nov 12, 2012 11:29 am
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ucplayer
well done!
Nov 12, 2012 9:45 am
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rambo_005
This is basically porn... I hope my Boss doesn't see!
Nov 12, 2012 8:51 am
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joie.de.vivre
Flamboyant and sporty at the same time, excellent.
Nov 12, 2012 7:48 am
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chris25
Extremely Gorgeous, now in it should be in matte black finish, WOW!!!
Nov 12, 2012 6:50 am
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SorryMyBadEnglish
Aventador is not B class Lambo anymore, it is pure A class now. Well done. *****
Nov 12, 2012 6:46 am
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automobile007
I'm not the biggest Lambo fan but this actually made me say 'woww' out loud. stunning car
Nov 12, 2012 6:08 am
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PaulCarter
Haven't been this stoked about a Lamborghini since the SV Roadster in the mid 90's
Nov 12, 2012 6:05 am
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YoussefElKhouli
My jaw completely dropped.
Nov 12, 2012 5:59 am
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ifudge
Absolutely stunning.
Nov 12, 2012 5:54 am
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