Lamborghini Reveals the 2018 Aventador S Roadster Before its Official Debut


Lamborghini has officially unveiled the new 2018 Aventador S Roadster. Set to debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show next week, the new Aventador S Roadster, features the same design and performance from the Aventador S Coupe, except for the open-air driving experience, which is made possible by the removable hardtop roof panels that weighs less than 6kg (13lbs).

Lamborghini claims these panels to be convexly molded to give space for the car’s occupants and can be quickly removed and stored in the front trunk. You can also choose the finish for the roof panels for free which includes matte black carbon fiber, high gloss black, shiny visible carbon fiber, and more Ad Personam customization options.

If you are looking to hear that loud V12 engine, you can simply open the rear window with a single button. Or, you can choose to close it if you want to minimize airflow and cabin nose. The 2018 Aventador S Roadster is about 50kg (110lbs) lighter than the Coupe model, with it tipping the at 1,625 (3,583lbs) dry. Although it has its own unique design thanks to its removable hardtop panels, the performance of the car is largely similar to that of the coupe. Just like the coupe model, the open-air model is also powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine which pumps out 730 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. The V12 engine propels the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 217 mph.

Technical upgrades for the 2018 Aventador S Roadster includes four-wheel steering, recalibrated driving modes, updated software in the ESC and a new suspension geometry. The roadster is launched in the Ad Personam color called Blue Aegir, inspired by “the peaceful turquoise ocean hiding an indomitable force beneath”, but other color options are available as well. For the interior, customers can choose between a couple of Alcantara and leather options.

Drivers can also enjoy the standard carbon ceramic brakes, 20/21-inch rims wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires, a customizable TFT digital dashboard , and an Apple CarPlay smartphone integration added to the infotainment system.

Prices of the  facelifted version of the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster were also revealed. Prices start from €313,666 ($373,366) in Europe, £251,462 ($326,257) in the United Kingdom, and $460,247 in the States. In Japan, buyers will have to pay at least 46,267,692 YEN ($423,959), while in China, the supercar can be owned from 7,478,513 RMB ($1,143,300). The first orders will come out by February 2018.