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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster revealed: 2019 Geneva Motor Show

By Scott Newman, 05 Mar 2019 News

2019 Geneva Motor Show Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster revealed news

Ultimate open-top Lamborghini limited to just 800 units

The wildest ever open-top Lamborghini has been revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

As night follows day, so the release of a Lamborghini convertible follows the release of the coupe and this is the Aventador SVJ Roadster, for those who want a hardcore driving machine but with the feeling of the wind in their hair.

It’s limited to just 800 units globally so you’ll need to get your order in quick. Local pricing has not yet been announced but in other markets the SVJ Roadster attracts a premium of around 10 per cent over its hardtop twin. Add plenty of personalisation options and on-road costs and you’re unlikely to see much change from $1.5million.

For your money you receive all the good bits from the hardcore SVJ. The 6.5-litre V12 produces 566kW at 8000rpm and 720Nm at 6750rpm, the extra power over the 544kW Aventador S coming courtesy of intake modifications, including titanium vales, new runners and modified cylinder head. Maximum engine speed is 8700rpm.

MOTOR comparison: Aventador SVJ v 812 Superfast

Attached to Lamborghini’s seven-speed ISR (independent shifting rod) gearbox and all-wheel drive, it fires from 0-100km/h in 2.9sec, 0-200km/h in 8.8sec and on to a top speed of more than 350km/h. Brisk.

The Roadster’s roof consists of two removal carbonfibre panels, which are then stored under the bonnet. Weight is up 50kg compared to the coupe, but dynamics shouldn’t be unduly affected due to the Aventador SVJ Roadter’s massive rolling stock.

Wheels are 20 x 9.0-inch front and 21 x 13.0-inch rear wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsas measuring 255/30 and 355/25 respectively. For those wanting even more grip Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres are an option.

Lamborghini’s clever adaptive aerodynamics system also appears, now in version 2.0. This uses an electronically operated  flap in the front bar and one on either side of the rear bodywork, each capable of working individually to reduce drag or increase downforce as the situation demands.

Finally, the Aventador SVJ Roadster debuts a new matt bronze colour dubbed Bronzo Zenas. The first Australian SVJ Coupe recently arrived, but don’t expect to see a drop-top version on local streets until early 2020.

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