The rear pillar of course had to be re engineered to offer support for the roof and accommodate the protection system against roll overs. The rear pillar also was redesigned to provide the engine compartment with proper ventilation.
The engine hood at the rear is different from that on the Coupe, thanks to the new central ‘spinal column’ straddled by hexagonal windows on either side. Lamborghini says the windows look like ‘hyper-tech armor plates’ and we have to say, it is very Transformers-ish. The windows cool the engine, drain off rain water properly and allow you to ogle at the massive V12 power plant.
Powered rear windshield influences the flow of air in the vehicle and also allows you to select how much you want the V12 to envelope you aurally. The wind deflector works to keep the interior as calm as that of a coupe, even at high speed. It rests on the front windshield frame and can also be be stored in the luggage compartment when not used.
Door windows with chamfered edges fit into the hard-top seal perfectly and work to lay emphasis on the sharp side profile of the car.
The new color you see in the images is a very light, metallic blue color, that Lamborghini calls Azzuro Thetis. The tone varies with the angle of the light. Lamborghini says this color is reminiscent of the shade of the extraordinarily beautiful 1968 Miura Roadster.
Lamborghini also claims this is a tone finish since the windshield pillar, the two roof sections and the rear window area up to the ‘fins’ are painted in gloss black.
‘Sabbia Nefertem’ leather has been used to highlight the stunning hand-made craftsmanship of the upholstery. It also complements the light Azzuro Thetis exterior. Finally, the new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster also features new Dione 20″/21″ rims with a daring, aggressive look. Crafted in light forged aluminum, they lower the weight of the vehicle by 10 Kg as compared with the standard set of rims.
The Aventador Roadster’s V12 also includes a cylinder deactivation system when the engine is working at partial capacity, while the innovative, instant Stop & Start system includes high-performance capacitors known as supercaps to awaken the engine. This is an absolute first in the super sports car segment says Lamborghini.
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is around 45,000 Euros more expensive than the Coupe at a price of 300,000 Euros, excluding taxes.