Automobili Lamborghini held a special preview of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster at Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur showroom in Glenmarie, Shah Alam. The LP700-4 Roadster is the most exciting series production Lamborghini ever built and the new benchmark in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars. It is even faster and more powerful than the Pagani Roadster.
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The Lamborghini Aventador coupe introduced in 2011 and delivered more than 1,300 units globally till date. This year, Lamborghini is now offering the convertible version of the Aventador known as Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. The starting price of this supercar will be set at RM3 million and the delivery lead time is up to 18 months.
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can immediately be recognized by the unique profile of its upper area, which extends along newly designed geometric lines from the removable two-piece roof to the engine hood on the front.
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The new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster boasts record performance. The V12 6.5-litre natural aspirated engine on the LP700-4 Roadster output 700hp and mated with an ISR 7-speed transmission. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h within 3 seconds and a maximum speed up to 350 km/h. The engine and drive train are centrally located to optimise the balance for handling. In addition, the Aventador Roadster also uses the push-rod suspension like the Aventador Coupe.
Part of the effort to improve fuel efficiency, the V12 powerplant includes a cylinder deactivation system when the engine is working at partial capacity and Stop & Start system.
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According to Lamborgini, the two-piece roof is made entirely from carbon fibre using various technologies such as RTM and Forged Composite. These technologies guarantee maximum aesthetic performance and stiffness although each component is weighing less than 6 kg. These two parts are removable and attaching it back easily.
Technically, the rear pillar has been redesigned to support the removable roof, accommodate an automatic protection system for passengers, and provide the engine compartment with ample ventilation.
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The engine hood on the Roadster differs from the hood on the Coupe because of its central “spinal column” with two pairs of hexagonal windows connected at the sides as if they were hyper-tech armour plates. The main purpose of the design is to cool the engine, drain off rain water properly and, of course, to show off the V12 engine and its bay.
Besides, the powered rear windshield not only influences the flow of air in the vehicle, but also controls the experience of the sound from the twelve-cylinder engine. The wind deflector, on the other hand, delivers almost complete calm inside the car, even at high speed. It rests on the front windshield frame and can likewise be stored in the luggage compartment when not in use.
The range of colours available for the Roadster has been supplemented with a very light, metallic blue color, Azzuro Thetis, whose tone varies with the angle of the light. This colour recalls the shade of the extraordinarily beautiful 1968 Miura Roadster, and both highlights and reinforces the lines of the vehicle by adding strength and dynamism.
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The interior use of leather called Sabbia Nefertem highlights the superb hand-made craftsmanship of the upholstery from Sant’ Agata Bolognese and is a perfect match for the exterior in Azzuro Thetis.
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The new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is fitted with new Dione 20”/21” lightweight forged aluminium rims. The set of wheels lower the weight of the vehicle by 10kg as compared with the standard set of rims.
In conclusion, the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 coupe is an exceptional vehicle for its design, with its build concept based on a carbon fibre monocoque and superior dynamic behaviour resulting from advanced technological solutions. The entire package of the Aventador Roadster offers more extraordinary driving experience without compromising much on performance.
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