A Closer Look At Lamborghini’s Newest Drop Top Models

Italian exotic auto manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini have been keeping rather busy these past few months. The Raging Bull has began global deliveries of the hardcore, track focused Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and they have also unveiled three new models. As any real petrolhead would know, those three new models came in the form of the updated Lamborghini Huracan Evo, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder, which was unveiled just last week and the absolutely stunning Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster. However, it seems that the latter two models have been getting all of the attention, so let’s take a closer, semi-detailed look at them.

Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder

The Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder joins it’s Coupe sibling in Lamborghini’s updated model range. If you haven’t already guessed, the Huracan Evo Spyder is the soft top version of the Huracan Evo and it combines all the latest technology of the Huracan Evo with high performance open-top motoring. Like it’s Coupe sibling, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyderbenefits from new front and rear bumpers with improved aerodynamic efficiency, a new front splitter and enlarged front air intakes. At the rear, the Huracan Evo benefits from an updated rear fascia which according to Lamborghini “has been inspired by that of the Huracan race cars.” The end result of these changes “is more than five times the downforce and efficiency of the original Huracán Spyder”. The electrohydraulic, lightweight soft top roof can be raised or lowered via a button located on the central tunnel in 17 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph).

Inside, the Huracan Evo Spyder benefits from an updates interior design which features all of the usual creature comforts and refinement that one would expect to find on a high end exotic car. As a result, the Huracan Evo Spyder features a new 8.4” HMI touchscreen, located in the center console, which controls connectivity and some of the vehicles functions including seats, climate control and the status of the LDVI system. The 8.4″ HMI touchscreen also features an integrated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and a multimedia system which incorporates connected navigation and entertainment including web radio and video player. Lamborghini does offer a long list of interior options which include EVO trim in Alcantara and leather mix, with stitching and trim details to match the body tone. A number of style packages are offered as well as lightweight materials such as Carbon Forged Composite and Lamborghini’s patented Carbon Skin.

Under the skin, the Huracan Evo Spyder benefits from the next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics systems which were developed for it’s Coupé sibling. Powering the Huracan Evo Spyder is a Huracan Performante derived 5.2 liternaturally-aspirated V10 engine which delivers 640 hp (470 kW) and 600 Nm of torque. As the Huracan Evo has a dry weight of 1,542 kg it has an impressive weight-to-power ratio of 2.41 kg/hp and it can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 9.3 seconds and it will achieve a top speed of 325 km/h. The Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder features a long list of new technology (too much to mention in this article), including a rear wheel steering system and a four-wheel torque vectoring system which are controlled by the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) system. The Huracan EvoSpyder also features an active suspension set up and a permanent all-wheel drive system too.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show just three days ago. As the name suggests, the Aventador SVJ Roadster is the open top version of the SVJ Coupé, and according to Lamborghini “the SVJ Roadster upholds the exceptional performance, handling and aerodynamic superiority of the SVJ, with its unique roadster design granting an exclusive open air exhilaration to both driver and passenger.” The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster features an identical exterior to it’s Coupe sibling, with the only difference being the removable roof which is constructed from high pressure RTM carbon fiber and can be securely stored under the front hood. With the removable roof weighing less than 6 kg per part, the SVJ Roadster is only a tad heavier than the SVJ Coupe and adds 50 kg to the SVJ Coupe’s weight of 1,525 kg.

Inside, the Aventador SVJ Roadster features an identical interior to that of it’s Coupe sibling. The cockpit features Kombi graphics on the TFT digital dashboard display as well as showing live status of the ALA functions. The Aventador SVJ Roadster also features a Navigation System and Infotainment System including AppleCarPlay as an option free of charge. The specification of the Aventador SVJ is virtually limitless through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customization program, according to Lamborghini “almost 350 colours available.” In the interior every single leather and Alcantara part can be specified upon customer demand.

Under the skin, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is powered by a familiar 6.5 litre, naturally aspirated V12 engines, which delivers 770 hp (566 kW) and 720 Nm of torque. The Aventador SVJ Roadster has a weight-to-power ratio of 2.05 kg/hp and it can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds and on to an overall top speed of more than 350 km/h (217 mph) As expected, the Aventador SVJ comes fully loaded with the latest technology which includes a permanent all-wheel drive system, the latest version of Lamborghini’s ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) patented active aerodynamics system as well as the latestversion of Lamborghini’s LDVA system. However, AutomobiliLamborghini will produce the Aventador SVJ Roadster in limited numbers, just 800 examples will be produced worldwide.

The order books for both the Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyderand Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster are currently open. Prices for the Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder start at £181,781 in the UK and $287,400 in the USA. On the other hand, pricing for the limited edition Lamborghini AventadorSVJ Roadster starts at £323,323 in the UK and $573,699 in the USA.

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