This fully revealing spy image comes almost three weeks after a couple of unofficial renders depicting the open-top supercar surfaced the web. As expected, it looks virtually the same as the coupe but it replaces the fixed roof for a carbon top weighing just 5.8 kg and can be taken off to enjoy driving on a sunny day with the top removed. The added complexity of the roof has increased the weight of the car by almost 50 kg but according to our sources the car’s performances will mirror those of the coupe.
Power will be provided by the same V12 naturally aspirated engine which has a 6.5-liter displacement and pushes out 750 bhp and 690 Nm of torque transferred to both axles with help from a seven-speed ISR transmission. It should be able to complete the 0-100 kmph task in 2.8 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 355 kmph which will make it one of the fastest open-top cars ever made.
Lamborghini is making only 600 units of the coupe, but the roadster will be even more exclusive as the plan is to make just 500 cars. A roadster body style and limited availability will translate into a higher price tag, but rest assure all of the cars will be sold very fast taking into account the coupe reached sold out status in less than three months.
Chances are Lamborghini will stage the world premiere of the Aventador Superveloce Roadster in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but we could see it online in the weeks to come since Lamborghini doesn’t even bother anymore putting camouflage on its near-production prototypes.
Following the model’s launch, the company from Sant’Agata Bolognese will probably shift focus towards a Huracan Roadster likely due in 2016 while the Urus SUV is due to come out in 2018.