Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster Loses its Top at Pebble
The sound and fury, now with more sound.
Hot off the debut of the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV earlier this spring at the 2015 Geneva auto show, Lamborghini unveiled a crop-top version of the SV at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, making it the first hardcore, track-ready open-top variant of a big-boy V-12 Lamborghini, ever.
While Lamborghini has not released any official details or specs about the range-topping Aventador, the Roadster should carry over similar hardware and upgrades from the fixed-roof SV. The Roadster will likely hide the same 6.5-liter V-12 under its rear decklid, spinning out a monumental 740 hp and 508 lb-ft of torque. This will be a 49-hp boost over the standard Aventador Roadster, potentially allowing the SV version to rocket to 60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds.
Like the coupe, the Lamborghini Aventador LP5704- SV Roadster will likely shed a few pounds to merit its "SuperVeloce" badge. The coupe lost 110 pounds over the normal hard-top, so it wouldn't be outlandish to expect the roadster to drop 75 to 100 pounds over the standard open-air Aventador. Look for the same roof system as the normal Roadster, which utilized two removable carbon fiber panels. Unlike the bygone Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, which utilized a flimsy cloth top that was not recommended for use at speeds above 100 mph, the SV will likely be able to take full advantage of the coupe's "over 217 mph" claimed top speed with the roof firmly in place.
Falling in line with coupe, the Lamborghini Aventador LP570-4 Roadster SV features an outlandishly large rear wing, along with an integrated front and rear splitter to greatly increase aerodynamic downforce. Additionally, to help keep all four wheels planted, the open-top SV should incorporate the magnetic ride control and adaptive steering found on the hardtop SuperVeloce.
Stay tuned for more details and photos on the new bad-boy Lambo, and check out its fixed-roof brother in the photo gallery below.