We all knew it would come, just that we did not know when but Lambo’ has finally done it; the automaker has released the Roadster version of the dazzling Aventador S a week before it makes a public debut at the Frankfurt Auto show. Finally, men with a towering ego and a bank account to back their ego have a chance to flaunt their ego for all to see in the new topless supercar.
2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster Exterior
The Aventador S has one of the most eye-catching exterior profiles in the automobile market. The exterior of the Roadster is almost similar to that of the coupe. At the front, the 2018 Aventador S Roadster retains the coupe’s aggressive and dominating look characterized by a short snout that overhangs the lower façade. The corner vents are similarly integrated into the grille while the airdam below adds to the stunning look. The body lines are carefully done such that the front hood body lines stretch to the snout creating an alluring wrap around look.
On the flanks, below the beltline, the roadster is similar to the coupe. It features the same side skirts and same side mirrors. The model is also hooked up with the same wheel wells with either 20-inch or 21-inch Dione wheels that help to bring out the best in it on a racing track. The wheels are wrapped with Pirelli P Zero tires that are specifically designed for the model.
At the rear, where there would be a roof as is the case with the coupe are two gloss black support for safety purposes. The elevated louvers of the coupe have been replaced with a flatter panel with a couple of openings covered with glass panes that allow passerby to get a sneak peak of the engine. Everything else remains almost the same as the coupe including the diffuser that integrates the model’s tri-exhaust tips and huge air vents on the sides that help enhance airflow as well as put emphasis on the car’s low height. The Roadster, however, features unique taillights which take a 3D look rather than the coupe’s units that mimic a digital display. The taillights integrate DRLs that are shaped like connected arrows.
However, the biggest change is the fact that the model comes with a retractable rooftop hence allowing the driver and the passenger to enjoy all the headroom in the world. Actually, the rooftop is not a single unit but two different lightweight panels. Each panel weighs 13.22 pounds which make it easy to lower and hid them in the front trunk. In addition, the panels have a convex shape that improves headroom when they are in place. The panels come in a matte-black carbon-fiber finish in standard form while gloss-carbon-fiber and high-gloss black finishes are optional. There rear window can be rolled down to experience the full roar of the monstrous engine. When raised, the window helps minimize airflow as well as reduce cabin noise.
The roadster has a similar interior styling as the coupe except for a few changes. The seats, dashboard, center console, instrument cluster, the steering wheel as well as the infotainment system are all identical to those of the coupe. There are five upholstery options that feature Alcantara and leather in single or bi-color combinations as well as different contrast stitching choices. What’s more, buyers can customize the cabin to their liking via the automaker’s customization program dubbed “Ad Personam”.
The 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster features all-wheel steering with a system that helps minimize the vehicle’s turning circle by the rear wheels in a different course of the frontal wheels. This also helps to boost the vehicle’s agility when cruising at low speeds. However, all wheels take the same course to boost stability during high-speed cruises.
The main difference with the coupe is the unlimited headroom that allows the driver and passenger to enjoy all the sunlight in summer.
Engine and performance
The coupe and the roadster are both powered by the same powerplant, a 6.5 L, V-12 that produces 730 hp and 508 lb-ft of torque. Power is channeled by a 7-speed ISR transmission to all wheels. The 2018 Aventador S Roadster gallops to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds, a tenth of a second slower than the coupe; both models, however, have a top speed of 217 mph.
To bring a car possessing such monstrous power to a halt, you need very capable brakes; the automaker has hooked up the roadster with carbon ceramic units.
To enhance driving dynamics, the model features the automaker’s LDS steering system, active rear wing and ESC longitudinal control. Drivers get to choose between four driving modes to suit their situation, they are STRADA, CORSA, SPORT and EGO (new). The EGO mode is customizable.
Price and release date
If you have a huge ego and a deep pocket to back it then this is your type of ride. The 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster carries a price tag of $460,247 before options and exclusive of delivery charges. The model is set to make a public appearance at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto show (September 14-24) before deliveries commence in February 2018.