2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
Next to the coupe, it’s easy to recognize Lamborghini’s newest convertible. It has a unique upper section, which extends along newly designed geometric lines from the removable carbon fiber roof to the engine hood. Yes, instead of the complicated build-your-own roof used on the Murcielago Roadster, which the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster replaces, Lamborghini designers have gone with a simple two-piece design that simply snaps into place. When not in use, the two pieces fit snugly in the car’s front storage compartment. As they are made from carbon fiber, they’re not only sturdy but also extremely light. The roof’s total weight comes in at less than 13 pounds, making it very easy to handle.
In order to accommodate the new roof, the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster is rear pillar needed to be redesigned and now includes an automatic protection system for passengers and cooling vents for the engine bay. A powered rear windshield is also fitted and can be lowered or raised depending on how much sound the driver wants in the cabin. The engine’s hood needed to be redesigned as well, with it now featuring a central ‘spinal column’ and two pairs of hexagonal windows connected at the sides. Their purpose is to cool the engine, drain off rain water properly and, of course, allow the beauty of the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V-12 power unit to be admired.
No changes to the drive train were made, so the V-12 is still rated at 691 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque, and 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster still powers all four wheels via Lamborghini’s unique Independent Shifting Rod automated manual transmission with seven forward gears. Lamborghini estimates a 0-60 mph time of 3.0 seconds flat and a top speed of 217 mph. craftsmanship of the staff at Lamborghini’s factory in Sant’ Agata Bolognese. The lighter hue perfectly matches the exterior, which is now available in a two-tone Azzuro Thetis finish (Lambo fans will recall that this color is similar to the one used on the 1968 Miura Roadster. Glossy black is used on the windshield pillar, the two roof sections and the rear window area.