Lamborghini has finally confirmed what we’ve known since March—that an open-top version of the new Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce is coming. To be called the Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce Roadster, just 500 will be built, making it even more exclusive than the coupe.
“The Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce is the most pure, sports-oriented and emotional incarnation of a Lamborghini, and all 600 units have been sold, with first deliveries starting now,” Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said at the British event. “We will also produce a roadster version, which our dealers worldwide are now taking orders for.”
With only 500 destined to be built, 100 units less than the coupe, it means you’ll likely have to pay significantly more for the Aventador SV Roadster than the coupe’s already steep $493,069 starting price. Nevertheless, it’s likely the car will sell out fast. All 600 Aventador SV coupes were accounted for within weeks of the car’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show debut.
The roof of Aventador Roadster models is a simple two-piece design that snaps into place. When not in use, the two pieces fit snugly in the car’s front trunk. As they're made from carbon fiber, they are not only sturdy but also extremely light. The total weight comes in at less than 13 pounds, making it very easy to handle.
The Aventador SV is one of the fastest cars in production. It managed to lap the Nürburgring in under seven minutes, and in our own test drive we found it to be surprisingly sharp and responsive. The performance of the open-top version should be just as exhilarating. A debut will likely take place later in the year.