For more than five decades, Lamborghini Automobili has been known as a company that infuses mind-boggling speed, refinement, and comfort into each of its four-wheeled creations. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 checks all of the boxes for a properly established supercar. With a mid-mounted 6.5 liter V12 powering all four wheels, this tarmac-chewing bull will turn heads and raise eyebrows wherever it goes. Originally introduced in 2011, Lamborghini’s carbon-fiber Aventador has been offered at a base price of $393,695 for its 4,000 unit production run that continues to present day.
Following demand for an open-topped version, Lamborghini introduced the slightly more practical Aventador roadster in December of 2012 following their debut of an open-air concept at the Geneva Auto Show. At the debut, the Lamborghini Aventador J sported a visible lack of windshield and side-glass, while built-up arches around the driver and passenger act as rollover protection. The production roadster weighs in at 3,585 lbs., only 110 lbs. heavier than the coupe, and includes two carbon-fiber roof panels and additional rear-pillar reinforcement to compensate for any loss of structural rigidity. A redesigned rear engine cover reveals the power-plant through two stretched hexagonal openings.
Moving to the Aventador’s interior, the angular styling is elegantly reflected in leather, aluminum, and carbon fiber accouterments and upholstery. The console, arguably the centerpiece of the cabin, features rows of machined buttons for navigation and infotainment. A prominent start/stop button is hidden beneath a red flip-cover, much like an aeronautical bomb-release. This is rather fitting, as the driver is essentially cocooned in a four-wheeled missile that has beaten the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport around the Top Gear BBC test track.
For those who are interested in buying or leasing a Lamborghini, we have a selection of Aventadors in both hard-top and roadster form for sale in a wide range of styles and colors. Where prices are not listed, please contact the dealer or our representatives for cost.