Last week I saw this beauty in Cannes, France and honestly to tell you I was impressed by the sound of the mighty V12 engine. Even the photos are taken in front of the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes. Didn’t know what Aventador it was, until today: it was the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster by DMC.
Besides the sound it provides, the car also looks amazing as it is equipped with the Molto Veloce styling package which contains a carbon fiber front spoiler, new side skirts, a carbon fiber air diffuser and a new rear wing. Moreover, we find a new set of multi-spoke wheels. Regarding the power delivered by the 6.5-liter V12 engine, DMC says that it has 900 hp.
Apparently, this amount of power was obtained with optimized engine electronics, an electronic load pressure control system, completely new wiring, 12 unique single intake throttle plates, one per each cylinder and a titanium exhaust system.
DMC says that the new exhaust system weighs only 1/10 of its original weight. The exhaust system has a weight of 3.45 kg, compared with the 34 kg stock exhaust.
Lamborghini’s new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is instantly recognizable by its upper section’s unique profile. This area extends along the geometric lines starting from the car’s removable roof up to its engine hood.
The design of the new Roadster resulted from the carmaker’s careful study into how best to combine ease of use, elegant style, performance, and exciting driving experience in a way that stimulates all of the five senses.
Moreover, the new Roadster features a two-piece carbon fiber roof that uses various technologies like Forged Composite and RTM. These technologies deliver maximum stiffness and aesthetic performance although each of the car’s components is extremely light at less than 6 kg. The two parts of the roof are removable, lightweight, simple to attach, and easy to handle. What’s more, they can be stored in the car’s front luggage compartment.
Furthermore, the car’s rear pillar was redesigned to offer full support for its removable roof, to accommodate the automatic protection system, and to provide ample ventilation to the engine compartment.
At first glance, one can notice the difference of the new Roadster’s engine hood from the coupé’s hood. More specifically, the engine hood has a central "spinal column" that sports two pairs of hexagon-shaped windows that are connected at their sides like hyper-tech armor plates. These windows help cool the engine, to showcase the beauty of the vehicle’s V12 power unit, and to properly drain off rain water.