Lamborghini takes ‘menacing’ to a new level with Aventador Superveloce Roadster

The first images of the upcoming Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster have hit the Web. The limited-edition convertible will be presented to the public for the first time this September at the Frankfurt Motor show.

Published by ShirakiPhoto, the images reveal the Superveloce Roadster gains roughly the same menacing-looking front clip as the sold-out Superveloce coupe that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last March. Crafted largely out of carbon fiber, the body kit is designed to provide more downforce at high speeds, minimize drag, and direct more air to the engine bay.

Interior pictures are not available yet, but the Roadster is expected to gain carbon fiber bucket seats and a SV-specific instrument cluster borrowed directly from the coupe.

The Roadster packs a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine tuned to make 750 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 507 foot-pounds of torque at 5,500 rpm. Built entirely by hand in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, the 12-cylinder sends the Aventador Roadster from zero to 62 mph in about 2.8 seconds, zero to 124 mph in 8.6 seconds, and on to a top speed of over 217 mph.

A seven-speed ISR transmission controlled by huge shift paddles sends power to all four wheels. Lamborghini Dynamic Steering and a highly advanced adaptive suspension system called Magneto Rheological Suspension help keep the power in check. In short, the Aventador Superveloce Roadster is an open-top race car for the road.

The convertible tips the scale at 3,472 pounds. It’s 110 pounds heavier than the SV coupe but over 100 pounds lighter than the regular — if you can call it that — Aventador Roadster. Like its tamer counterpart, it is fitted with a carbon fiber two-piece hard top that can be neatly stowed away in the trunk as soon as the sun comes out.

Related: Lamborghini’s next SUV will bow in 2018

Stay tuned: Lamborghini will fully reveal the Aventador SuperVeloce Roadster in the weeks leading up to the Frankfurt Motor Show. Production will be limited to just 500 examples — 100 fewer than the coupe — and the SV is expected to sell out quickly in spite of a base price that will lie in the vicinity of $500,000.

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