Lamborghini is currently in the midst of a transformation process that sees the machines rolling off the production line in Sant’Agata Bolognese becoming friendlier to their drivers than ever. And the time has now come for the Aventador Roadster to receive such treatment, one that involves the S particle.
After the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce, be it a Roadster or a Coupe, became the most responsive V12 model in the history of the brand, the mid-cycle revamp of the Aventador means the S now borrows plenty of features from the 750 hp special edition.
As such, the Aventador S Roadster’s 6.5-liter V12 delivers 740 ponies. And the new layout of its exhaust allows it to sing the song of the naturally aspirated people in memorable fashion, making full decibel use of the higher redline (the engine jumps from 8,350 to 8,500 rpm). As for the maximum twist, this remains unchanged at 509 lb-ft, even though the carmaker mentions a flatter curve.
The single-clutch ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) 7-speed tranny is still here, but the automated manual gets new software.
Another important tech update comes from the rear-wheel steering, while the one behind the wheel can now configure the car using the new Ego driving mode (this controls the engine, gearbox, AWD power delivery, steering and adaptive suspension).
On the aero front, the new three-setup active rear spoiler is accompanied by a whopping 130 percent jump in terms of front downforce.
The 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster can now be admired on the floor of the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the Italians having chosen the bewildering Blu Aegir hue for the displayed supercar. We must also mention the display supercar’s high-gloss carbon fiber, which is used for its windscreen frame and wing mirrors, as well as the naked-style carbon fiber used for the front and rear aprons, while also being present on the side skirts.
If you’re looking to grab the Aventador S Roadster as a holiday present, you’d better prepare for an uber-late Christmas, since the V12 monster won’t go on sale until February. Oh, and make sure you have at least $460,247 to spend on the thing.