brand new Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce roadster confirmed
Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce coupé is usually getting a roadster twin
Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann reveals which range-topping 740bhp Aventador SV coupé will be joined by open-topped roadster
Lamborghini is usually to produce a roadster edition of the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce, the Italian supercar company has confirmed.
The open-topped machine will sit alongside the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce coupé first shown at the 2015 Geneva motor show. The types are lighter as well as more powerful versions of the Aventador LP700-4.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce roadster will be limited to 500 examples, 100 less than the coupé variant, which made its UK debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, performing runs on the hill.
Lamborghini president as well as chief executive officer Stephan Winkelmann said: “The Aventador LP 50-4 Superveloce is usually the most pure, sports-oriented as well as emotional incarnation of a Lamborghini, as well as all 0 units have been sold, with first deliveries starting currently. We will also produce a roadster edition, which our dealers worldwide are currently taking orders for.”
The Sant’Agata firm hasn’t revealed any performance figures for the roadster, although which is usually logical to assume they will be close to the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce coupé, with perhaps a slightly slower 0-62mph time as well as a increased kerb weight due to the structural reinforcements roadsters usually require. Expect a premium over the coupé’s £321,743 cost.
On its reveal at the Geneva show, the Aventador LP750-4 SV coupé was described by the company as the “most pure incarnation of a Lamborghini to date”. which features a more extreme look, an overhauled chassis, a high-revving naturally aspirated V12 engine as well as an extensive use of carbonfibre to reduce the weight by 50kg over the standard 1575kg Aventador LP700-4 coupé on which which is usually based.
At the heart of the Aventador SV is usually a mighty 6.5-litre V12 which currently produces 740bhp at 8400rpm, a sizeable increase on the 691bhp the engine produces from the standard Aventador. The increases are down to optimised variable valve timing as well as variable intake systems. Torque remains the same (507lb ft at 5500rpm) although the engine currently revs all the way to 8500rpm.
This specific increase in power, together with the lighter weight as well as an improved upon aerodynamics package, results in a 0-62mph which’s cut via 2.9sec to 2.8sec via the standard Aventador, as well as a top speed of “more than 217mph”. The power-to-weight ratio is usually rated at 485bhp per tonne.
The seven-speed automated manual gearbox comes to the SV via the standard Aventador. The exhaust system is usually newly engineered as well as Lamborghini says which creates a wide variety of “music”. which features four central tips at the rear of your vehicle.
The Haldex permanent four-wheel drive system remains on your vehicle distributing torque front as well as rear. There is usually a self-locking differential on the rear axle as well as an electronic differential lock on the front axle, which links in with the ESP system.
A Drive Select system with three modes (Strada, Sport as well as Corsa) is usually offered. This specific alters the engine, transmission as well as differential responses, as well as the handling as well as steering characteristics.
Weight has been saved by using carbonfibre for parts including the engine bay cover, rear wing, wing panels, Internal door panels, bucket sports seats as well as air intakes. Carpets as well as certain noise insulation are also taken out, while the multimedia system is usually a no-cost option, the maximum weight saving being achieved by doing without which.
The pushrod suspension system currently incorporates brand new magnetic fluid-filled adaptive dampers which are said to counteract brake dive as well as Centeng roll, as well as make the steering as well as handling more responsive. A brand new variable electromechanical steering system called Lamborghini Dynamic Steering is usually also offered on the Aventador SV.
Forged centre-locking lightweight alloy wheels, measuring 20in in diameter at the front as well as 21in at the rear, as well as finished in matt black paint, feature on the SV. The wheels are shod in Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tyres. Carbon-ceramic brakes are fitted to the SV as standard.
Most striking from the Aventador SV’s brand new look is usually the large rear wing, which can be manually adjusted to three different positions. The wing contributes to the SV’s significant increase in both aerodynamic efficiency as well as downforce over the standard Aventador, without increasing drag.
Also brand new at the rear is usually the adoption of mesh to boost engine cooling, as well as a large diffuser, with many parts made via carbonfibre. At the front, there is usually what Lamborghini calls a more “open” style, with larger air intakes to improve cooling, as well as a skirt as well as two front wings providing improved upon aero as well as greater downforce. More visible carbonfibre can be seen at the front, a material also used for the outdoor mirror housings as well as air intakes above the rear wheels.
The stripped-out Internal is usually notable for featuring a brand new woven carbonfibre fabric for the seats as well as different parts of the cabin. Called Carbon Skin, the Lamborghini-developed material is usually claimed to be the lightest fabric available, soft to the touch yet hard wearing.
Parts of the Aventador’s carbonfibre monocoque are also on display from the cabin for the sills as well as centre tunnel. The seats are carbonfibre-backed, as well as different materials include Alcantara as well as leather. Another brand new feature inside is usually the instrument cluster – a TFT screen which adopts gearshift as well as G-force indicators.
Q&A Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini head of R&D
What was the main goal with the Aventador SV?
“To create the pinnacle of a super sports car, something which is usually very different. Creating something more than the Aventador is usually not easy although we worked on all areas as well as identified potential improvements such as the design, doing the aero as extreme as possible as well as increasing the downforce without penalising drag. You are able to corner at very high speeds as well as keep applying more power; cornering in This specific car truly is usually fantastic. We also added from the MagneRide system as well as brand new variable steering.”
What’s which like to drive?
“You must also factor from the 50 extra horsepower as well as 50kg less weight than the Aventador. What I think, though, is usually which every driver will be able to use the agility as well as the stability in long corners; you can truly push the limits as well as still not arrive at them. The downforce as well as suspension truly push your vehicle as well as make sure which does not lose contact with the ground. There’s an unbelievable synchronisation between the suspension, steering, engine as well as downforce.
“The SV is usually the brand new benchmark for a super sports car from the entire world field. which’s also the most pure with its [naturally aspirated] V12; there is usually nothing comparable to which.”
How Great does the engine sound?
“One of the parameters for your vehicle was to possess the exhaust announce its arrival in a more aggressive as well as brutal way.”
Does the normally aspirated V12 engine still have a future?
“Our engineers possess the right experience as well as knowledge to redefine which every time as well as keep pushing the upper limits. There are physical limits, although I see different potentials still. They’re not easy to achieve. Every extra horsepower we get out of which is usually due to the experience of our engineers, not by adding more using a turbo. This specific is usually why we’re proud of every horsepower as well as extra Newton metre we add. as well as I’m pretty sure This specific isn’t the end of the story.”
Tell us more about the Carbon Skin Internal fabric…
“which was originally developed on the Aventador Concept J three years ago. which’s something we decided to push forward after the reaction. To develop such a material for automotive use is usually a long task although we’ve validated which from the field as well as met all the targets – everything via colour to smell. which’s much lighter than leather or Alcantara, so in a super sports car which is usually the perfect material for appearance as well as weight.
“which is usually about 30% of the weight of leather, so a significant 70% decrease in weight. The next step is usually to industrialise which as well as produce more. [which is usually expensive] although look at the cost of carbonfibre currently compared with 30 years ago.”
How challenging was which to reduce the Aventador’s weight by 50kg?
“which was more than 50kg, because adding from the magnetic dampers as well as adaptive steering added in weight. We worked in several areas; the carbonfibre bodywork saved a lot of weight. Inside your vehicle, doing the carbonfibre monocoque visible for the very first time helped us.”
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