For the finest box seats in the theatre of supercars, open the scissor doors of the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster S and climb on in. Expect a moving performance as the Italian megastar streaks to 60 mph in under three seconds with the voice of a 6.2 litre V12 ripping the open air.
With four-wheel drive and 90% of the torque passing through the through the comedically broad 355-section Pirellis at the rear, spinning out to 8,500rpm and developing 730bhp, it hits all the high notes you’d expect from a blockbusting Lamborghini.
'. . . while they [other hybrid supercars] make a range of unusual noises, they can’t compete with the raw, visceral bellow of the T rex that lives under the Aventador’s engine cover. Ungodly. That’s how it sounds.'— Jeremy Clarkson
The Adventador S Roadster has a Rock God effect on people. The looks are so dramatic, that it causes heads to turn, eyes to light up and days to seem brighter and more sparkly. Just lower the roof and bask in the glory.
With the red start button under a panel you have to flip up, this Lambo's inner space is pure high-tech jet-fighter, with the central instrument dials displaying as an ultra modern digitised screen, and all fitted out with an array of high-end Audi-derived switchgear, which is good news, because who wants Italian electrics?
WHAT'S IN THE DNA?
The Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster is a fresh take on an icon. Like Miura, Islero, Countach and Urraco before it, this latest icon draws deep from the well of S model heritage to turn out a car of breathtaking beauty and focus. To all intents and purposes, the S Roadster is Aventador Mk II.