Lamborghini has been incrementally improving its aging V12 Aventador ever since its introduction in 2011 and the recent 770-horsepower SVJ coupe proved that it could more than match its newer competitors on the track. Just about the only thing that could improve upon the impressive SVJ would be a drop-top variant and that is exactly what Lamborghini introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The Aventador SVJ Roadster retains the snarling 770-hp 6.5-liter V12 of its hardtop stablemate and it weighs only 110 pounds more thanks to the decision by Lamborghini to go with two manually removable roof panels rather than a complex powered arrangement. Performance hardly suffers as a result and the 0-62 mph sprint takes 2.9-seconds (0.1 slower than the coupe) while top speed is 217 mph. The advanced aerodynamic package introduced on the SVJ coupe will also be made available on the roadster which makes it not only the quickest drop-top Lambo ever but also one of the best-handling. Only 800 are planned for production which will make it rarer than the SVJ coupe of which 963 will be made.