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Did We Just Catch Lamborghini Testing A New And More Powerful Aventador Roadster?

Lamborghini can't have the Huracan stealing all the headlines after all.

The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is in line for a refresh, or so say our spy photographers. They got such thoughts in their heads courtesy of this camo-covered Aventador Roadster. The topless Raging Bull looks very similar to the current Aventador Roadster until you look just a bit closer at the front and rear. Yup, those are extra air intakes, with the front getting two new, barely there, slits and the back housing receives wider openings that sit right behind the rear wheels.

In addition to the new air intakes we’re also told to expect revised front and rear bumpers. A power bump of 20-30 extra horses is also rumored, which would make sense as Lamborghini wants buyers to opt for the pricier Aventador and not the entry-level Huracan. Remember that Lamborghini just showed off the Huracan Spyder last year. It looked damn impressive, especially its performance specs. A run from 0-60 mph takes just 3.4 seconds to complete and its top speed is 201 mph. Compared to the current Aventador Roadster’s 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds and top speed of 217 mph those figures aren’t so impressive, but remember that we’re talking a difference of potentially $150,000 or more.

Those looking to buy a Lamborghini aren’t exactly cost-conscious but it may be hard for some people to justify the extra spending when the Huracan Roadster is newer and cheaper. Yes, a 6.5-liter V12 is always better than a 5.2-liter V10 but for some the difference is negligible. A reveal date for the revised roadster could come as early as the Paris Motor Show in October or as late as the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next year. One thing to note is that we recently caught the Huracan Superleggera testing, and it's rumored to be debuting at Geneva 2017. Maybe Lamborghini will show off a revised Aventador Roadster in Paris before letting its baby model completely steal the show in Switzerland. Either way, new Lamborghinis sounds good to us.

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