Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Looks Hotter With No Top – 2012 L.A.

The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster dropped its top for a select group of media during the 2012 L.A. auto show, giving us an up close and personal look at Lambo’s latest 
open-air bull. Finished in dark blue, the Aventador’s razor-sharp bodywork still looks menacing with a detachable roof.

The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster sports the same ground-shaking naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 of the coupe – still tuned to 691 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. The big difference, naturally, is in the roadster’s ability to remove its roof. 
Two panels stored in the front storage compartment snap into place to form the roof. Those panels, as we got to experience for ourselves, felt surprisingly light. Thanks to 
their mostly carbon fiber construction, the roof pieces weigh around 13 pounds each. Proving that chivalry is still alive and well in the Lamborghini camp, the roof panels 
must be installed in a specific order: passenger first, driver second. That way, if it 
begins to rain, your date will be the first to receive shelter.

Lamborghini says the Aventador Roadster will do 0-60 mph in under 3.0 seconds, 
which isn’t hard for us to believe considering that we clocked the coupe version 
at 2.8 seconds. To compensate for the lack of a fixed roof, the rear pillar has been reinforced for increased structural integrity.

Check out the full gallery of topless Aventador photos below, and for all the latest 
news, photos, videos, and much more direct from the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show