Ahead of its full reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the latest generation of convertible is already whipping up a storm…
There’s already plenty of noise about some of the upcoming releases expected at this year’s Frankfurt Motor show – and as everyone knows, there are few cars louder than a Lamborghini.
It wasn’t so long ago that the Aventador Coupe received a full suite of upgrades and the new S Roadster builds on the legwork that’s already been done. As with any supercar the fulcrum of those upgrades is the engine, the huge 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 that gives the raging bull more punch than Robert de Niro.
As for what that means in real-world terms, the Roadster can get from 0-62mph in 3 seconds. It’s an impressive figure there’s no denying that, especially when you consider that between the coupe and roadster there’s just 0.1 seconds difference. The 50kg extra weight from the convertible has barely made an impact.
It’s not such a surprise given that the removable hard-top weighs just 6kg. It’s not exactly a workout. Still, you might want to think twice about letting the roof down if you plan on testing the Lamborghini’s stop speed of 217 – the exact same as the coupe. It might get just a little blowy.
There are more upgrades than just the engine carried over from the latest generation of Aventador. The biggest of those is EGO – something many a Lamborghini driver knows plenty about – a driving mode that makes most of the four-wheel steering and new active suspension. The result is more responsiveness than previous generations which is saying a lot.
There are plenty of customisation options in unique colours, interior combinations and the like. Still, no matter what your tastes it’s never going to look subtle or everyday. That said, Lamborghini have made a rare concession to everyday driving with Apple CarPlay as standard.
Between the natural roar of the 6.5-litre V12 and the rushing of the air when you take the roof off, you might not be able to make out your sunny-day sound-track. Even so, like the ceramic brakes when you top out at over 210mph, it’s good to know it’s there.
Price: From £251,462 (not including tax); lamborghini.com