Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster will debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 13, 2011

Back in March, Lamborghini launched the LP700-4 Aventador and made quite a buzz with this new supercar and people are already on the waiting list to get one. Still, Lamborghini didn’t stop here and according to the latest reports, it appears that the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster is ready for production as some insiders saw the factory pics of the new car.

Although we don’t have any details, we do know that the retractable roof solution is much better than the one used by the Murcielago Roadster.

For those who don’t know, the roof used by the Murcielago was not too stylish, as the driver needed to install it itself. We’d prefer to see a retractable hard top solution, like the one used by the Ferrari 458 Spider.

Regarding the engine, the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster will use the same engine used by the coupe: a 6.5-liter V12 engine delivering 515 kW / 700 hp and 690 Newton meters (509 lb-ft) at 5,500 rpm.

The Aventador LP700-4 Roadster is expected to match the performances of the coupe, which means it will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds and will have a top speed of top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).

Expect the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster to debut next year in March at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Lamborghini has long been hoping to find a way to build a vehicle that offered a driving experience that is sure to thrill all five senses, ease of use, elegant style, and performance combined. The result of this can be seen in how the Roadster is designed. While successful, the company released during the summer of 2011 a coupe, which was successful as well, selling at least 1,300 units.

With this, the company revealed it will be releasing a convertible variant for the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. This model has the sophistication one expects from a sports car and manages to balance it with the best driving experience. One way to be able to instantly recognize the new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is to look at the upper area. Highly unique, it starts with the removable roof and goes all the way to the engine hood through the new geometric lines.

In addition, the hood of the engine is also what makes this new model different from the coupe, even at first look. This is because unlike the coupe, there is a central spinal column with the sides being connected to two pairs of windows, shaped like hexagons and that give the appearance of hyper-tech armor plates.

It is not only about design as it serves a function which is to drain any rain water correctly, cool down the engine, and allow the remarkable V12 power unit to be seen. Another redesign is the rear pillar which now allows for the removable roof to be supported. The redesign also ensures that the compartment containing the engine gets enough ventilation and that there was room to fit in the automatic protection system for the occupants.

Speaking of the roof, it comes in two pieces and is composed purely of carbon fiber and made possible by utilizing different technologies like Forged Composite and the RTM. With these technologies, it was possible to achieve the maximum when it comes to aesthetic performance.

Though the pieces are light, weighing a total of not more than 6 kilograms, they remain stiff. Since it is lightweight and simple to attach, it can easily be stored in the vehicle’s front luggage compartment. Given that, it is clearly removable and easy to handle. This makes it easy to appreciate the luxurious beauty of the new LP 700-4 Roadster. Inside, both the driver and the passenger have the option to determine how it is they would want to enjoy their driving experience.

Take the powered rear windshield as an example. It not only affects how the air flows inside but it’s also able to control how one would like to hear its 12-cylinder engine’s sound. By having a wind deflector, it is possible to have quiet inside the car even when being driven at high speed. Since it has been placed on the frame of the front windshield, it is possible to keep in its luggage compartment, especially when not being used.

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