The Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder won’t be the only convertible supercar by the Italian marque that will make its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Joining the baby Lambo is the Roadster version of the hardcore Aventador SVJ, something we all knew was coming and were eagerly waiting for! The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster retains all the madness and electronic wizardry from the Coupe variant, which made its debut last year. “The Aventador SVJ Roadster inherits all the power, performance and groundbreaking aerodynamic technologies of the coupé, but with its own iconic presence and prowess,” said Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. “It is as fundamentally exciting to drive as the Aventador SVJ but with an added exclusivity: the option of the open air. With the same extraordinary performance roof on or off, the Aventador SVJ Roadster incorporates the dynamism of the coupé with the unique spirit of a Lamborghini roadster.”
The SVJ Roadster is powered by the same 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 from the Coupe, which produces 770 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. Lopping off the roof needed Lamborghini to added additional bracing for the carbon tub’s torsional rigidity, which along with the roof panels has added an additional 110 pounds to the Coupe’s total weight. As a result, the Roadster takes 2.9 seconds for the zero to 62mph sprint, which is a tenth slower than the Coupe version, and hit a top speed of 217mph. The two carbon fiber roof panels weight a little more than 26 pounds and can be stored under the front hood when not in use. The production has been limited to just 800 units in total and the pricing for the SVJ Roadster starts at $574,966. Deliveries are set to begin this summer.