Almost time for the Aventador S convertible
There is only one thing better than a Lamborghini Aventador S, and that’s a Lamborghini Aventador S Convertible. Meet the drop-top Italian supermodel that will take the world by storm when its launched early next year.
The supercar will be powered by the same naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 found in its coupe sibling, producing 552kW of flamboyant Italian power, paired with 690Nm of brutal torque.
The power is distributed to all four wheels, and if you cram your foot all the way down the Convertible will propel you from 0-100km/h in 3 seconds flat. This is 0,1-seconds slower than the hardtop model, and if you push the car flat-out it will reach its top speed of 350km/h.
The LP740-4 comes with a snappy 7-speed flappy-paddle gearbox to ensure quick shifts. How quick can it shift, you ask? Well, under 50 milliseconds to be exact. Once all of the sheer acceleration becomes too overwhelming, you can rest assured that the carbon ceramic brakes will bring you to a halt almost as fast as you got to those speeds.
The thrill of being able to listen to the symphony of the V12 first-hand will cost you 50kg more than the coupe. Totally worth it, because the Aventador S packs a lot of clever tech to make up for this extra weight in the handling department.
The new active suspension combined with a new four-wheel steering system, claims to sharpen the already precise driving dynamics of the convertible. There’s also a new ‘EGO’ driving mode which improves response time of the steering and throttle.
Lamborghini will also allow customers to enjoy endless customization possibilities through their Ad Personam programme. Think of it as Lamborghini’s version of McLaren’s MSO division. Here you can find all sorts of paints, leather upholstery, alcantara and carbon options.
If you’re waiting to find out how long it takes the roof to retract, then there’s some bad news. The retraction time is how long it takes you, or your butler, to manually remove the 6kg hardtop roof. You could always spec your roof with a carbon fibre finish to make this feel a little bit easier, though.
For those intending to use the Lamborghini Aventador S Convertible as a daily driver, you will be delighted to know that Apple CarPlay comes standard alongside an entire touchscreen digital instrument cluster and display.
The first S Convertibles will leave Italy in the first quarter of 2018.