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Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster announced

Snapshot: Lamborghini has disclosed plans to launch a roadster version of the Aventador Superveloce (SV).

The announcement was made by the company’s CEO Stephan Winkelmann in an interview with Top Gear magazine at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed where he also said Lamborghini’s dealers across the world are already taking orders for the open-top supercar. Unlike the coupe which was limited to 600 units, production of the roadster will be capped at 500 cars so it will be even more exclusive. Lamborghini probably won’t have any problems selling these cars taking into account the coupe reached sold out status in just three months after being revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.

Technical specifications about the Aventador SV Roadster have not been released, but obviously it will have the same naturally aspirated V12 6.5-liter engine developing 750 bhp and 690 Nm of torque. Power will be sent to the road with help from a 7-speed ISR gearbox working together with an all-wheel drive system.

The coupe needs 2.8 seconds to get from 0 to 100 kmph, but the roadster will be slightly slower due to the added weight commanded by the more complex roof. For the same reason, top speed will likely be down a bit from the coupe’s 350+ kmph, but that won’t be an issue with most of the owners.

The Aventador SV coupe lost 50 kg compared to the regular version so expect its open-top sibling to lose just about the same amount of weight while the body will be more aggressive and aerodynamic.

It’s not known at this point when the model will be officially revealed, but we can tell you that it will be significantly more expensive than its fixed roof sibling. Needless to say, this won’t be a problem for prospective Lamborghini buyer especially since the value of these cars goes up with time and some people actually buy them only as an investment.

Source: Top Gear

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