UNVEILED: LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR ROADSTER

Lamborghini_Aventador_frontLamborghini Aventador S Roadster is to be displayed at the Frankfurt motor show, but the Italian maker has released early photos and tech details in advance.

The Roadster has a mid-rear 6.5-litre V12 engine that produces 740 hp (545 kW) of power, and 690 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. T

A zero to 100 km/h time of just 3.0 seconds is claimed.

Dione 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels sit inside Pirelli P Zero tyres specifically developed for the Aventador S.

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Removable hardtop roof panels weigh less than six kg and an easy fastening system allows the roof panels to be quickly removed and stored in the front luggage area. The tiny rear window is electrically operated at the push of a button.

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster is to be launched in the a fascinating blue colour called Ad Personam Color Blu Aegir. We are told is, “inspired by the peaceful turquoise ocean hiding an indomitable force beneath.” So there…

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The door mirrors and windscreen frame are finished in high gloss carbon fibre. The lower parts of the Aventador, including front and rear bumper, side skirts, air intakes and outlets are in visible carbon fibre.

We are advised that the first customers will take delivery in February 2018 in Europe and selected other countries. Nothing has been advised for Australia at this stage, nor have prices. Expect the latter to be in the range of $850,000.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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