Lamborghini has released more photos and information about the Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce Roadster, which has been introduced on Friday to the glitz and glamour of the “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering” in Monterey.
Available in a limited series of 500 units worldwide, this is the first series-produced, open-top Lamborghini to bear the name SuperVeloce. Just like the Aventador SV coupe, the Roadster delivers 50PS more than the standard Aventador, with the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine producing 750PS (740hp) at 8,400 rpm and 690Nm (509lb-ft) of torque.
The engine is mated to a 7-speed ISR transmission which transfers the engine’s power to all four wheels through a Haldex Generation IV 4WD system. The SuperVeloce Roadster has the same hardware as the Aventador SV coupe, including the adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension, pushrod damping system and Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS).
The Aventador SV Roadster has a dry weight of 1,575 kg (3,472 lbs), making it 50 kg (110 lbs) lighter than the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. Thanks to a remarkable power-to-weight ratio of just 2,1 kg/hp (4,6 lb/hp), the Aventador SV Roadster is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds – just 0.1 seconds slower than the Aventador SV coupe. Top speed is identical: 350 km/h (217 mph).
For those who want to hear the engine roar as loud as possible, the Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster is fitted with a power rear window that allows engine sounds to fill the cabin. Another particular feature to the SuperVeloce Roadster is the two-piece hardtop made from carbon fiber which allows “the highest possible component stiffness combined with extremely low weight,” according to Lamborghini. The two roof parts each weigh less than 6 kg (13.2 lbs) and can can be stowed in the luggage compartment.
Lamborghini will begin deliveries of the Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce Roadster in early 2016, with the car being priced from €357,000 in Europe (excluding VAT) or $530,075 in the US.