Chopping the roof off a coupe is bound to result in reduced chassis stiffness no matter how many reinforcements the manufacturer throws in to compensate. Moreover, those reinforcements add weight, which results in inferior performance.
It’s a good thing then that the Lamborghini Aventador's all-new 6.5-liter V12 puts out a hefty 690HP, so the new Roadster is certainly not lacking in the performance department.
In fact, Lamborghini claims there’s minimal loss of stiffness and just a 50 kg (110 pound) penalty and that the 217 mph (349 km/h) Roadster matches the coupe for speed at the Nardo high-speed test track.
The Roadster’s launch took place in Miami less than 10 days ago. Apparently, Autocar editor Steve Sutcliffe was there and took the brand-new Lambo for a spin both on the road and the Homestead racetrack.
Find out his verdict of the US$300k open-top Lambo in the video below.
By Andrew Tsaousis