Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster Bows With 770 HP, 217+ MPH Top Speed

The Geneva Motor Show is shaping up to be a showcase of high-performance drop tops as Lamborghini has introduced the Aventador SVJ Roadster, hours after the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster made its debut.

While the Mercedes uses a familiar twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, the Aventador SVJ Roadster has a massive 6.5-liter V12 engine that develops 759 hp (566 kW / 770 PS) and 531 lb-ft (720 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed ISR transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

This setup enables the SVJ to rocket from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 8.8 seconds. Given enough room, the roadster will eventually hit a top speed in excess of 217 mph (350 km/h).

The performance specifications are virtually identical to the coupe, but the roadster is a tad slower from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h). This is likely due to the fact that the roadster weighs 110 lbs (50 kg) more than the coupe.

Lamborghini didn’t talk much about the weight gain, but confirmed the Aventador SVJ Roadster has a carbon fiber roof which consists of two separate panels that each weigh 13.2 lbs (6 kg).  The panels can be removed via quick-release levers and then stored under the front hood.

To ensure the cabin remains comfortable with the roof removed, there’s a small rear window which can be raised or lowered at the press of a button. The cabin also features a digital instrument cluster, GPS navigation and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Like the coupe, the Aventador SVJ Roadster has an active aerodynamics system which varies the “aero load to achieve high downforce or low drag.” This is done by adjusting the position of the front splitter and carbon fiber rear wing.

The system is highly advanced and can even be used to improve cornering. As Lamborghini explained, the right or left side of the wing can be adjusted to increase downforce and traction on a desired wheel.

The active aero tech is just part of the package as the Aventador SVJ Roadster also has rear wheel steering, carbon ceramic brakes and a magneto rheological suspension with anti-roll bars that are 50% stiffer than those used on the Aventador SV Roadster.

Production will be limited to 800 units and the first deliveries are slated to begin this summer. Pricing starts at $573,966 in the United States, while European customers will need to shell out €387,007 or £323,323.

*Article updated with live images from Geneva

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  • Merc1

    Absolutely sick!


  • FlamerSmasherMBXCar_Part II

    Britney Spears and Lockdown lives.

  • Zandit75

    Loving that colour!!

  • ErnieB

    2 seater + 2 side scoop booster seats.. those side air vents can hold at least 2 kids in there..

    • Zandit75

      And probably the best seat in the house!!

    • eb110americana

      Shhh. Don’t tell the Mustangs.

  • Blade t

    Almost 600k for this lambo. I think vw group is laughing all the way to the bank with each one they sell..

  • TheBelltower

    I’ll take this color on a standard, not-$600k Aventador. I’d be totally happy with a $400k non-SVJ Aventador. Okay… $425k because I want Nav, butt warmers and parking sensors.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    This thing is pretty sexy.

  • raikkonen

    Aside from automotive journalists driving on empty mountain roads in Europe, the sad reality is that the vast majority of these cars will end up being driven by Middle Eastern kids on the streets of London, doing nothing more than revving their engines to see exhaust flames, and then flooring it from 0-40mph until they hit traffic or a red light, while 8 million other kids take pictures w/ their cell phones. I’m not judging the practice by any means….just observational commentary.

    • KAG25

      Excuse me, they aren’t Middle Eastern, they are from Saudi Arabia that is Africa. We have them here also, no manners at all.

      • raikkonen

        I hope, for your sake, this was written in jest.

        If not, and if you have time, Google “Middle East”…

        Should you have the time after you’ve read those search results, you could also Google “List of Countries in Africa”.

        Best of luck; apparently, you’ll need it…

        • KAG25

          No, the “kids” you are talking about are Saudi kids, they are from Africa. Stop blaming middle Eastern. We don’t blame London on bad English here.

          • raikkonen

            Brilliantly stated…thank you for providing clarity. You win.

  • KAG25

    Odd color to show it off in, wondering how much that engine can really put out, it has gone from 700 to 770. Wonder what is the height of the motor, 800, 900 without force induction.

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