Mere days after unleashing a convertible version of its Huracán EVO, Lamborghini’s given a fresh haircut to its flagship supercar, the Aventador. The new Aventador SVJ Roadster weighs 110 pounds more than the Nürburgring record-setting SVJ coupe it’s based on, but its 770-horsepower, naturally-aspirated V12 is just as virile. It can hit 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds, and tops out at 350 km/h.
You’ll notice this model boasts better specs than previous Aventador convertibles. Chalk that up to enlarged side air intakes and front side fins that Lamborghini says produces 40 per cent more downforce.
The Aventador SVJ Roadster also sports the latest version of the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system, which continuously adjusts to achieve high downforce or low drag via electronically-actuated motors found in the front splitter and the rear wing.
Its roof is constructed from high-pressure RTM carbon fibre, and can be removed with a release lever in the cabin, which stores it under the front hood. On the interior, meanwhile, each and every leather and Alcantara part can be customized upon request.
According to Lambo: “The high-mounted lightweight naked exhaust produces the most emotive sound from the SVJ Roadster’s engine, adding to the experience of the roadster’s occupants.” So in other words, this thing gets excessively, aggressively, spectacularly loud.
Only 800 units of the Aventador SVJ Roadster will be produced, and will hit the market for a measly $574,000 USD this summer. You’ll want to invest in some sunblock.