Performance-wise, the Aventador SV Roadster shares the same 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine with the SV coupe, with an output of 750hp and 690Nm of torque, 50hp more than the standard Aventador. The engine is paired to a seven-speed ISR transmission that sends the power to all four wheels via a Haldex Generation IV 4WD system.
Similarly, the SV Roadster is 50kg lighter than the standard Aventador, although it accomplishes the century sprint (0-100km/h) in 2.9 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds slower than the SV coupe. Top speed is unchanged at more than 350km/h.
Other shared hardware the car adopts from the SV coupe include adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension, a pushrod damping system and Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS).
Lamborghini also point out that the SV Roadster features a power rear window that allows the engine sound to flood the cabin with “invigorating tones and harmonics during spirited driving”. In short, when you floor the throttle, your ears will thank you.
Like the standard Aventador Roadster, the SV version comes with a two-piece hardtop. Unfortunately, there isn’t any powered mechanism to put it up, so it’s a manual affair to attach it to the carbon fibre monocoque. Thankfully, the two roof parts weigh less than 6kg and can be stowed easily in the luggage compartment, making them easy to handle.
‘‘The Superveloce is the purest, most sports-oriented and fastest series production Lamborghini ever. The Roadster version represents our commitment to satisfying our passionate clients with immensely emotional driving dynamics combined with an extraordinary open air experience,’’ Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini said during the press conference at The Quail.
If the idea of an open-top hardcore Lamborghini roadster appeals to you tremendously, the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster will be priced from €357,000 (RM 1,615,391) in Europe.