Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the all-new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster.
The convertible version of the Aventador follows the launch of the highly successful coupe in June 2011, which has already found 1300 new homes.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster uses the same naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 as its fixed-roof sibling we tested in 2011, generating 522kW (700hp).
It can go from 0-100km/h in three seconds flat (2.9 for the coupe) with a top speed of 350km/h. The all-new Lamborghini roadster also gets a cylinder deactivation system that includes a unique stop/start system with high-performance capacitors known as supercaps to re-start the engine.
The transmission is also the same ISR seven-speed automated manual that sends power to all four wheels, while the suspension is a racing-style push-rod system.
Lamborghini hasn’t announced the car’s weight, but don’t expect much of an increase over the coupe, as the removable two-piece carbonfibre hardtop weighs just six kilograms.
The lightweight roof is easy to handle and store in the front luggage compartment. The LP700-4 Roadster also boasts a power rear window that not only controls how much of the V12 you want to hear, but also influences airflow to the cabin.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster also features a new type of wheel. The alloy rims are 20 inches up front and 21 inches at the back, which Lamborghini says saves 9.9kg in comparison with the standard wheels.
The interior of the roadster also a sports a new look with a two-tone finish, where the top sections of the car are painted in gloss black to provide an open-top profile, while inside, the use of Sabbia Nefertem leather highlights the car’s hand-crafted upholstery.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster will go on sale in the US in June 2013 at a price of $445,000. Australian pricing and availability is yet to be announced.