Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster Drops Its Top For Frankfurt

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All of the Aventador S Coupe's mechanical upgrades have made it to the Roadster.

Last week saw the online reveal of the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, but now the automaker has lifted the lid off the convertible supercar at the Frankfurt Motor Show for us to gaze at in the metal. Like its coupe sibling, the Aventador S Roadster is powered by a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 packing 730 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque for pure open-top driving pleasure. Despite being 50 kg heavier than the coupe, it's only a tenth of a second slower off the line, with a 0- 62 mph time of three seconds and a 217 mph top speed.

This blistering performance is matched with carbon ceramic brakes as standard. Compared to the coupe, no compromises have been made for the Aventador Roadster in terms of styling and mechanical upgrades. It features the same aggressive front-end as the hardtop with a distinctive elongated front splitter. The only changes can be found at the rear to accommodate the Roadster's removable hardtop roof panels that weigh less than six kg each and which can be stored in the front trunk. Elsewhere, the Aventador S Roadster retains the coupe's four-wheel drive system, active suspension, and EGO driving mode to make the Roadster more responsive.

It also boasts the coupe's four-wheel steering system that makes the car more agile at low speed and more stable at high speed. Power is sent to all four wheels via Lamborghini's ISR seven-speed automatic that changes gears in under 50 milliseconds. There's potential for limitless customization options too, thanks to Lamborghini's Ad Personam personalization program. The roof, for example, can be finished in high gloss black or shiny visible carbon fiber if the standard matt black carbon fiber finish doesn't suit your taste. Prices for the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster start at $460,247, with deliveries starting next February.

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