Thanks to our friends at TopSpeed, we finally have a rendering of the rumored 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV in all of its dramatic, angular glory. While everyone is in awe at the coupe version of the range-topping Aventador recently unveiled by Lamborghini, the Italians are moving to make an even more dramatic statement with this drop-top supercar.
The rendering is based partly on the coupe version of the Aventador SV, which we’ve all had a clear view of lately, plus spy shots of a camouflaged roadster that’s been out testing in the field. The upcoming model looks to be equipped with the same front splitter as the coupe, complete with humongous integrated air intakes, and a large rear diffuser with four center-mounted exhaust pipes. There are some differences that have been spotted on the camo roadster which may or may not make their way to the production vehicle. For one, the massive rear wing has been deleted. Also, the hood’s a different shape than the one on the coupe.
Likely the Aventador SV Roadster will come with the same engine as the coupe, a beastly 6.5-liter V-12 that pounds out 740 horsepower and 509 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine works with a seven-speed automated-manual transmission that sends power to all four wheels through a permanent all-wheel-drive system. The coupe can go from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds, and the roadster shouldn’t be too far behind. Lamborghini claims the coupe can hit a top speed in excess of 217 mph, which the roadster might not be able to replicate. Still, there are few ways to have fun without a top that are better.
The anticipated price of the Aventador SV Roadster is somewhere around $400,000.
Lamborghini fans know that the SV or SuperVeloce name is reserved for the most extreme versions of the company’s supercars. It was first used on the Miura and has also been applied to the Diablo and Murcielago.