The Superveloce Roadster is fitted with the same aggressive-looking body kit as coupe model that was presented at the Geneva Motor Show last March, but it stands out thanks to a two-piece hard top crafted out of carbon fiber. Tipping the scale at just 26 pounds, the hard top can be conveniently stowed in the trunk when not in use, making the Aventador the most user-friendly convertible Lamborghini has ever built.
Another major difference between the two Aventador Superveloces is that the Roadster features a power-operated rear window that, when in the down position, fills the cabin with the 12-cylinder’s music.
Power comes from a hand-built, naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that makes 750 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 509 lb-ft. of torque at 5,500 rpm. Lamborghini’s first-ever Superveloce-badged convertible lives up to its name by reaching 62 mph from a stop in 2.9 seconds and going on to a top speed of over 217 mph.
Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed ISR transmission that can be left in automatic or controlled by shift paddles, and a Haldex-type four-wheel drive system. Lamborghini Dynamic Steering and Magneto Rheological Suspension help the driver make the most of the V12′s grunt both on and off the track.
The Roadster tips the scale at 3,472 pounds, a figure that makes it 110 pounds heavier than the Superveloce coupe and 110 pounds lighter than the regular-production Aventador Roadster. Model-specific carbon fiber bucket seats are among the components that help keep weight in check.
Lamborghini will build just 500 examples of the Aventador Superveloce Roadster. Each one will cost $530,075, but the Raging Bull’s newest limited-edition model is expected to sell out quickly.