Lamborghini is set to unveil a new roof-less version of the Aventador SVJ at the Geneva Motor Show later this week.
Have you ever wanted the best Lamborghini ever made, but with a bit more wind in your hair? Have you ever wanted to drive the fastest production car to ever lap the Nurburgring, but do it while picking bugs out from between your teeth? Do you want a car without any luggage space because the front-trunk is occupied by what used to be your Lambo’s roof?
Well, thankfully, the wait is over. Lamborghini has announced plans to make an Aventador SVJ Roadster, which will be unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Without a whole lot of hyperbole, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is a lot like the regular SVJ, only you can decide when you don’t want it to come with a roof.
The engine remains the same as the SVJ, that being a 6.5-L V12 naturally aspirated motor with 759 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty-two takes 2.9 seconds, which is just 0.2 seconds slower than the original. Top speed is still “over 217 mph” which means we’re still not quite certain how fast this thing can move.
Lamborghini says that the removable carbon fiber roof only adds 110 lbs to the coupe’s 3,362 lbs. It’s taken off via quick-release levers in the cabin and stowed in the frunk. This eliminates what little storage space the Aventador SVJ had, so don’t expect to take home any groceries while driving this thing.
According to Lamborghini, "Airflow over the roof is uninterrupted whether the roof is on or off, and the overall result is an improvement by 40% of the total downforce compared to the Aventador SV Roadster version." So that’s good.
Along with the removable roof, the SVJ Roadster still comes with all the active aerodynamics that made the SVJ such an amazing car.
Lamborghini will make 800 SVJ Roadsters with pricing to start at $573,996. That’s a lot, but we’re sure that Lamborghini will still sell out fast.