A convertible going 217 mph will do that to ya.
Unfortunately we had to suffer a false alarm or two in the run-up to the debut of the Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, but now the real deal has finally been revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The topless supercar features the same herculean 6.5-liter V12 as the hardtop SV Coupe. That means it's been tuned to produce 740 hp and can rev to 8,400 rpm. The Aventador SV Roadster weighs roughly 3,470 lbs., which is 110 lbs. less than an Aventador Roadster but 110 lbs. more than the SV Coupe.
You might expect the extra weight and deletion of the roof would increase the 0 to 60 mph time. It has, but not by much. The the SV Roadster can make the sprint in 2.9 seconds, only a tenth of a second slower than its hardtop counterpart. Oh, and the Roadster also has the same terrifying top speed of over 217 mph. The supercar spent time in the wind tunnel, gaining new, quick-release hard-top panels that weigh less than 13 pounds each and can be finished in matte carbon fiber or in the supercar’s body color. Only 500 Aventador SV Roadsters will be made with deliveries starting sometime in the spring of 2016. These things go quick, and interested buyers will have to pony up roughly $548,000.
The Aventador SV Roadster can be finished in five colors and buyers can customize the supercar through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization options to create something truly unique. With the extra noise and the unlimited headroom in the Aventador SV Roadster, would it be your choice over the SV Coupe? Both are pictured here so let us know your choice in the comments.