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The new Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster is here
Upgraded Roadster follows the Coupe: four-wheel-steer, more power, more Lambo-ness
As night follows day, so Roadster follows Coupe. Today we bring you news of the upgraded Lamborghini Aventador Roadster – the Aventador ‘S’ Roadster.
As with any new car news this week – barring the new TVR of course – it’ll be premiered in full at the Frankfurt Motor Show. We’ve got a few details to churn through, so let’s get cracking.
First up, as with the Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe, power from the 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 is up to 730bhp (or 740PS). Think optimised valve timing. It’s matched to a seven-speed ‘ISR’ gearbox and four-wheel-drive to record a 0-62mph sprint time of 3.0s – a tenth slower than the Coupe S. Mark that down to the additional 50kg of weight.Flat out, it actually matches the Aventador S Coupe though, at 217mph. In any sane universe then, pretty bloody quick.
Second, and as with the Coupe S, it gets Lambo’s four-wheel-steering system (originally debuted on the Centenario), said to give better low speed agility and high-speed stability. In the Coupe S, we tested this system and found it make the big Lambo much more alive; more alert and far more agile. It’s matched to dynamic steering, new rear springs, revised kinematics and a real-time variable damping setup to maximise and optimise various parameters that apparently need maximising and optimising.
ESC has been improved alongside the suspension rejig, as has the four-wheel-drive system to cope with rear-wheel-steer, and there’s an active rear wing and improved aero all round that gives 130 per cent more downforce over its predecessor. As mentioned, if the Aventador S Coupe is anything to go by, it gives the big lug a new lease of life.
There’s lots of Alcantara and leather inside, gloss carbon fibre, those two, 6kg roof panels that store under the bonnet, and the option to go nuts with Lamborghini’s Ad Personam department. Wheels? Massive. 20s up front, 21s at the back, wrapped in Pirelli P Zeros developed specially for the S Roadster. You’ll also spot the revised front bumper too; much more aggressive, and identical to the Coupe S.
Now the sticky bit: UK prices start from £251,462 minus tax, so you’re looking at more like £302k. A fair chunk over the Coupe S, but then you get more noise, and let’s be real, a Lambo Aventador is an ‘event’ car, right? It’s all about theatre…