Aventador Roadster previewed

Posted on: November 20th, 2012

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Automobili Lamborghini has introduced a new raging bull onto Malaysian shores in the form of the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster.

The topless variant of Lamborghini’s flagship supercar was only unveiled over the internet last week and its preview in the Italian company’s Malaysian base in Glenmarie is only the car’s third public appearance following stops in Miami and Singapore.

Even with the body modified such that it can be driven without a roof, Lamborghini has ensured that the Roadster can match the coupe variant in terms of performance. Mounted at the rear is the same 700hp 6.5-litre V12 engine found in the coupe which allows the Roadster to sprint to 100km/h from a standstill in three seconds flat all the way to a top speed of about 350km/h.

The V12 engine boasts a cylinder deactivation system to increase efficiency especially at times when the engine’s full capacity is not required. This is helped by a Stop-&-Start system which uses high performance capacitors known as supercaps to awaken the engine in a split second – a first among supercars.

Like the Murcielago Roadster, the roof on the Aventador Roadster does not simply retract at the press of a button. It is divided to two panels which can be removed and placed into the boot compartment at the front of the car, With the lightweight panels weighing in at just about 6kg.

To date, over 1,300 units of the Aventador have already found new owners and Lamborghini are being optimistic of the Roadster’s success as well. In Malaysia alone, 20 new Lamborghinis have already been delivered to their respective buyers this year and a total number of 50 units is expected to be delivered by the end of the year.

Just in case you’re wondering how much this beast costs, prices start at RM3 million and even if you can afford that gargantuan pricetag, be prepared to wait for up to 18 months for your new ride.

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