Spied: 2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

This isn't a regular Lamborghini Aventador. Heavily masked and wearing a false roofline, the black Aventador in this convoy is the new Aventador Roadster.

Look closely, and you’ll see the haphazard join in the roof where the folding top meets the false roof, revealed most obviously in the side-on close-up.

The folding roof will be more substantial than that seen on the Murcielago Roadster, while the Aventador Roadster will have a smoother rear end than the coupe, in order for its top to fold neatly out of sight. As with the coupe, the Roadster uses a 690bhp V12, seven-speed gearbox and all-wheel drive, and extensive use of carbon fibre in its construction should mean it handles as well as the hard-top model.

The Roadster is expected to be heavier than the coupe, but only by about 50kg, so a three-second 0-60mph time, a tenth slower than the coupe’s is on the cards. That puts it firmly ahead of the 562bhp Ferrari 458 Spider, which takes 3.4sec from 0-62mph.

The Lambo will be more expensive than the Ferrari, too, with a list price of around £260,000. We'll have full details when the Roadster is revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. For more details click here.
Thanks to: Auto Express
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