Aventador S loses its roof

BY Marcus Lim

Technologies and dynamics with open-air pleasure

Presented by Automobili Lamborghini at the IAA in Frankfurt on Wednesday, the Aventador S Roadster combines the technologies and driving dynamics of the Aventador S coupé, with an emotive open air driving experience.

Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization program is also available on the Aventador S Roadster, allowing customers limitless potential in customizing their vehicle both inside and out.

While retaining the distinct design of the Aventador S coupé, the Aventador S Roadster sports unique features not seen on the coupé; such as a body coloured engine ‘bridge’ that runs from the back window to the rear of the car, together with matte black painted carbon fibre bonnet blades (with a transparent option also available). The lightweight hardtop roof panels weigh less than 6 kg and can be finished in matte black carbon fibre, high gloss black or shiny carbon fibre. Finishing off the aggressive exterior are 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) Dione wheels (optional Dianthus wheels pictured).

Complementing exterior colours are five different interior configurations, featuring leather and Alcantara surfaces in single and bi-colour combinations. As with all components of the car, the internal specification of the roof panels can also be configured to individual tastes. A matte black carbon frame with Alcantara covering is standard, however customers can opt for the Carbon Skin package that replaces the Alcantara with a Lamborghini-developed high tech fabric that is even lighter than Alcantara.

The ‘S’ suffix in the Aventador S Roadster’s name denotes the design and technology advancements of the new model. The original Aventador Roadster donates its 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine, but revised in the Aventador S Roadster to produce 740 hp (up from 700 hp) and 690 Nm of torque, propelling the car to its top speed of 350 km/h.

Other revisions include new active suspension, a new four-wheel steering system, and the new ‘EGO’ driving mode that was first introduced on the Aventador S coupé. The four-wheel steering system provides improved agility at low speed whilst providing more stability at high speed, working together with a real-time damping system to optimize wheel and body control. With the EGO driving mode in addition to the previously available STRADA, SPORT and CORSA driving modes, drivers can now fully customize every aspect of their car’s behaviour from traction, to steering, and to suspension.

Delivery of Aventador S Roadsters will begin in February next year, and should arrive on our shores in the second quarter of next year, priced at about S$1.7 million.