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2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster Now With 730HP And Rear-Wheel Steering

Ever since Lamborghini presented the Aventador S Coupe last year, fans and enthusiasts alike have been wondering when the Roadster will receive the same upgrades.

But not anymore, as the Raging Bull has officially pulled the cover off the new Aventador S Roadster, ahead of its world premiere that takes place at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, next week.

It features the same visual and technical upgrades as its fixed roof sibling, bar the open-air driving experience, which is highlighted by the removable hardtop roof panels that weigh less than 6kg (13lbs). These are said to be convexly molded to ensure maximum for the occupants, and can be quickly removed and stored in the front trunk.

Additionally, the roof panels can be finished either in matte black carbon fiber, at no extra cost, or high gloss black, shiny visible carbon fiber, and further Ad Personam possibilities, as an option.

Drivers who want to hear the V12 symphony on the go can open the rear window at the touch of a button, or close it, when the roof panels are stored inside the trunk, to minimize airflow and cabin noise.

Removing the fixed roof came with a 50kg (110lbs) weight penalty over the Coupe, with the Roadster tipping the scales at 1,625 (3,583lbs) dry. It needs 3.0sec from naught to 100km/h (62mph), before topping out at 350km/h (217mph). Motivation comes from the same 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine, which churns out 740PS (730hp) and 690Nm (509lb-ft) of torque.

As expected, the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster adopts the four-wheel steering, new suspension geometry, recalibrated driving modes, including the new EGO, and updated software in the ESC, which can already be found on the Coupe.

The supercar is launched in the Ad Personam color called Blue Aegir, inspired by "the peaceful turquoise ocean hiding an indomitable force beneath". It can also be finished in other shades, while inside, customers can choose between several Alcantara and leather options, including the roof panels that can be covered in black Alcantara or remain matte black carbon.

Drivers will also get to enjoy the standard carbon ceramic brakes, 20/21-inch rims wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires, TFT digital dashboard that can be customized, and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration added to the infotainment system.

Prices for the facelifted version of the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster start from €313,666 ($373,366) in Europe, £251,462 ($326,257) in the United Kingdom, and $460,247 in the States. In Japan, buyers will have to pay at least 46,267,692 YEN ($423,959), while in China, the supercar can be had from 7,478,513 RMB ($1,143,300). The first units will be delivered in February, next year.




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