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The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster is here to show all other convertibles how itís done.
Lamboís latest drop top model gets its power from the same 6.5-liter V12 as its coupe counterpart, which sends 740 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed ISR automated manual transmission and on to all four wheels. Weight has increased by about 110 lbs, but that doesnít stop this car from claiming a top speed of ďmore than 217 mph,Ē just like it does with the coupe.
Performance in a straight line is barely diminished, with the roadster dropping 0.1 seconds off the coupeís 0 to 60 mph run, achieving the feat in 2.9 seconds. That means that the SV roadster should be capable of the same 6:59.73 time around the Nurburgring, set by the Aventador SV Coupe.
2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster-14The roof itself is made up of two carbon fiber panels, each weighing less than 13 lbs. Lambo says that they can be removed and refitted easily using a quick-release system. A rear window is fitted to the roadster model and can be controlled by the driver to help reduce wind noise.
Inside, the roadster is identical to the coupe, featuring Alcantara wrapped everything.
Aerodynamic enhancements include a large front splitter and the three-way adjustable fixed rear wing introduced on the SV Coupe.
Lamborghini has already sold all 600 units of the Aventador SV Coupe, which means that the production run of 500 roadsters likely wonít take long to sell.
The car will make its official debut this weekend the the Pebble Beach Concours díElegance. Watch these pages for live coverage from the event.
Itís been just over a year since I fist drove the Lamborghini Huracan on twisty Spanish roads and flat out on the Ascari race circuit.
Yes itís awesomely powerful, but one of the things that impressed me most was just how much more livable it had become over its predecessor. But would you really want to drive it every day?
What better way to put that theory to the test than by tackling the Huracanís greatest challenge . . . my daily commute.
I spend a lot of my day stuck in traffic. Only I donít normally look as rich, handsome and fun as I do when Iím driving a Lambo.
Unfortunately driving such a machine does have its drawbacks.
As a professional vehicle reviewer I can tell you the Huracan is much worse than a Honda Accord; or at least thatís true when it comes to sight lines.
While visibility is less than ideal, the plus side is that no one can really see you, Itís like a built-in privacy wall. And thatís nice, because I donít have to look over to know that every other driver around me is already staring.
It also has far fewer cup holders than an Accord. And by fewer, I mean none.
According to a report, Lamborghiniís next big thing, the Urus SUV will reportedly be produced in Italy, with an official announcement expected later this week.
According to Bloomberg, Lamborghini and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renziís have agreed on some tax breaks that will help expand the Italian automakers production and help hire about 500 new employees in order to make the new vehicle.
Lamborghini Chief Executive Officer Stephan Winkelmann and Rupert Stadler, the CEO of its parent company Audi AG, are expeced to announce the agreement at a press conference in Rome on Wednesday.
The Urus is expected to use the same platform as the new Audi Q7, Volkswagen Touareg and BentleyBentayga, and feature a V10 engine developed with Audi. The car will likely be lighter than its corporate siblings thanks to carbon fiber components.
The addition of a SUV to the lineup could result in Lamborghini doubling its total sales numbers. The brand estimates it can sell 3,000 models of the vehicle in a single year.
Our spy photographers just caught something hot from Lamborghini out testing.
These Lamborghini Huracan SV spy photos show an early prototype for a hardcore version of the Huracan. Although the signature fixed wing isnít present yet, the rear end of this car has two extra exhaust pipes hidden under mesh camouflage, tipping off this carís true nature. The brake calipers also appear to be slightly larger than those found on the standard car. A few race livery stickers are also on this test car, a tactic Volkswagen has used in the past to try and camouflage test cars.
If the Aventador SV is a sign of things to come, expect the Huracan SV to produce slightly more power from its 5.2-liter V10, while also being lighter and more aerodynamic. A new front fascia is also expected to be seen on the SV model.
The car is scheduled to debut in 2016 and knowing Lamborghini, it will likely happen at the Geneva Motor Show.
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