AVEN­TA­DOR SVJ ROAD­STER

DRIV3R.world - - NEW CAR PREVIEW - Source: Lam­borgh­ini

The open top ver­sion of the coupé, the Aven­ta­dor SVJ Road­ster up­holds the ex­cep­tional per­for­mance, han­dling and aero­dy­namic su­pe­ri­or­ity of the SVJ, with its unique road­ster de­sign grant­ing an ex­clu­sive open air ex­hil­a­ra­tion to both driver and pas­sen­ger.

“The Aven­ta­dor SVJ Road­ster in­her­its all the power, per­for­mance and ground break­ing aero­dy­namic tech­nolo­gies of the coupé, but with its own iconic pres­ence and prow­ess,” says Chair­man and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Au­to­mo­bili Lam­borgh­ini, Stefano Domeni­cali. “It is as fun­da­men­tally ex­cit­ing to drive as the Aven­ta­dor SVJ but with an added ex­clu­siv­ity: the op­tion of the open air. With the same ex­tra­or­di­nary per­for­mance roof on or off, the Aven­ta­dor SVJ Road­ster in­cor­po­rates the dy­namism of the coupé with the unique spirit of a Lam­borgh­ini road­ster.”

Its coupé sta­ble­mate took the Nür­bur­gring-Nord­schleife pro­duc­tion car record lap-time and the road­ster is no less a fu­tur­is­tic, driver’s car. Bench­mark per­for­mance comes from the most pow­er­ful se­ries pro­duc­tion V12-en­gined car pro­duced to date by Lam­borgh­ini, out­putting 770 hp at max­i­mum 8,500 rpm. The SVJ Road­ster de­liv­ers 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, with a weight-to-power ra­tio of 2.05 kg/hp. The SVJ ac­cel­er­ates from stand­ing to 100 km/h in 2.9 sec­onds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 sec­onds. A top speed of more than 350 km/h is com­ple­mented by a brak­ing dis­tance of 100 km/h to 0 in 31 me­ters.

The road­ster roof, con­structed from high pres­sure RTM car­bon fi­bre, is re­mov­able via quick-re­lease levers in the cabin, and se­curely stored un­der the front hood. Weigh­ing less than 6 kg, the road­ster adds only 50 kg to the SVJ coupé’s weight of 1,525kg.

Just 800 units will be pro­duced of the Aven­ta­dor SVJ Road­ster. The car shown in Geneva in the new matt color bronzo zenas (bronze) fea­tures a spe­cial Ad Per­sonam liv­ery in bianco phanes (white). The liv­ery em­pha­sizes the sharp lines of the front and rear bumpers and fur­ther en­riches the specif­i­cally re­designed en­gine bon­net.

The SVJ Road­ster sports the Aven­ta­dor SVJ’s de­sign pu­rity, in­spired by su­per-fast, su­per-ath­letic, aero­nau­ti­cal ref­er­ences such as space ships and jet fight­ers as well as race mo­tor­bikes. The Road­ster’s lines, with roof on or off, clearly iden­tify its aero­dy­namic de­sign and su­pe­ri­or­ity, de­liv­ered by the lat­est 2.0 ver­sion of ALA: Aero­d­i­nam­ica Lam­borgh­ini At­tiva, Lam­borgh­ini’s patented ac­tive aero­dy­nam­ics sys­tem. Large side air in­takes and front side fins in­crease air­flow, aid cool­ing and re­duce drag. 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.

The V12 SVJ-en­hanced pow­er­plant, with ti­ta­nium in­take valve, new-shape in­take run­ner and length, and mod­i­fied in­take cylin­der head duct for higher flow co­ef­fi­cient, is vis­i­ble through the light­weight car­bon fi­bre rear en­gine bon­net, re­mov­able via quick re­lease clips. The high-mounted light­weight naked ex­haust pro­duces the most emo­tive sound from the SVJ Road­ster’s en­gine, adding to the ex­pe­ri­ence of the road­ster’s oc­cu­pants.

The Aven­ta­dor SVJ Road­ster sports su­per-light ‘Nireo’ alu­minium rims, fit­ted with spe­cially de­signed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires or with op­tional street-le­gal Pirelli P Zero Tro­feo R tires.

The Aven­ta­dor SVJ Road­ster pro­vides an ex­clu­sive, fun-to drive ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially with the roof off, on road or track. The three driv­ing modes STRADA, SPORT and CORSA are com­ple­mented by the EGO op­tion, al­low­ing the driver to fully cus­tom­ize his pref­er­ences for car set-up and they have been op­ti­mized to work to­gether with ac­tive aero­dy­nam­ics.

The SVJ Road­ster’s oc­cu­pants are as­sured a com­fort­able ex­pe­ri­ence with the roof off, the driver can elec­tron­i­cally open the rear win­dow, which func­tions as a wind­shield when closed and when open, am­pli­fies the unique sound of the nat­u­rally as­pi­rated V12 en­gine.

The spec­i­fi­ca­tion of the Aven­ta­dor SVJ is vir­tu­ally lim­it­less through Lam­borgh­ini’s Ad Per­sonam cus­tomiza­tion pro­gram. In the in­te­rior ev­ery sin­gle leather and Alcantara part can be spec­i­fied upon cus­tomer de­mand. The pro­gram is of­fered through ev­ery au­tho­rized Lam­borgh­ini dealer and it is also pos­si­ble for cus­tomers to ac­cess a very ex­clu­sive area in the Lam­borgh­ini fac­tory to cre­ate a unique car.

Start­ing price in Europe is EUR 387,007 (excl VAT)

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