It was back in June that Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed an open-top version of the Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce was coming, and now the beast has made its debut on the lawns of the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Unfortunately, Aventador SV Roadsters will be a rare sight as just 500 examples will be built for worldwide consumption, 100 less than the coupe which managed to sell out within weeks of its debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show. Pricing is yet to be announced but expect a hefty premium on the $493,069 you had to pay for the coupe.
Other than the price, open-top design and greater exclusivity, there isn’t much separating the Aventador SV Roadster from its coupe sibling. Power in both comes from a 739-hosepower 6.5-liter V-12, allowing for 0-60 mph acceleration in under 3.0 seconds and a top speed approaching 220 mph.
The dry weight of the roadster is approximately 3,472 pounds, which makes it about 110 lbs heavier than the coupe, and its removable roof is a simple two-piece design that snaps into place. It’s made from carbon fiber, naturally.
The Aventador SV is one of the fastest cars in production. It managed to lap the Nürburgring in under seven minutes, and in our own test drive we found it to be surprisingly sharp and responsive despite the Aventador's reputation for being a brute of a supercar. The performance of the open-top version should be just as exhilarating.
Note, Lamborghini is also rumored to be previewing a new limited-production modelalong the lines of the previous Reventón and Veneno at the Pebble Beach Concours, which we’ll report on as soon as any information leaks out. In the meantime, access the rest of our coverage coming out of Monterey over at our dedicated hub.
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