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Frankfurt Motor Show: Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster revealed

By Chris Thompson, 07 Sep 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

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Lambo takes the top off its 544kW atmo V12 monster ahead of the IAA in Frankfurt

The new Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster has been unveiled ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

With the same stonking 544kW 6.5-litre atmo V12 as the Coupe, the topless Lambo is only a tenth slower than its sibling.

The 0-100km/h spring of three seconds is achieved through the use of carbon fibre, and the result is a roadster that weighs only 50kg more than the roofed version.

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster sideThe 7 speed auto provides “robotized” gearshifts in up to 50 milliseconds.

Lamborghini says the Aventador S roadster’s rear “sports distinctively different lines to the coupé”, though this is mostly due to the engine cover being a ‘bridge’ rather than the almost vent-like rear blinds seen on the coupe.

In addition, the space behind the driver can be blocked with a small rear window when the roof is attached, as it can be opened without the roof for better access to the V12 soundtrack.

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster tailightsLamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali says the new roadster is an opportunity to experience the Aventador S in a new way.

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“The new Aventador S Roadster sets new benchmarks in technology and performance on both road and track, with the roadster version adding a new dimension in driving enjoyment,” says Domenicali.

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster interior“The Aventador S Roadster offers the thrill of open air driving without compromising on driving dynamics or the occupants’ comfort, and adds a further luxurious dimension through the personalization options available.”

International pricing for the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster has been announced for Europe, Japan, China, the UK, and US, but Australian pricing and market availability is yet to be confirmed