Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster 2018 review

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Delivers open-air thrills in a way few supercars can match, despite a few minor issues, thanks to the irresistible appeal of a V12 engine

Opportunities for those who would like an open-air supercar with no fewer than twelve mid-mounted cylinders are thin on the ground.There is the fantastical £2.3million Huayra Roadster by Pagani or there is Lamborghini’s Aventador Roadster, which is now available in heavily revised ‘S’ form, driven here.Even at £251,462 before some exorbitantly priced options (it costs £820 to have the calipers painted black) the Lamborghini is a snip relative to its compatriot, and but for a pair of 25kg carbonfibre roof panels that unclip easily enough and slot into braces in the luggage compartment under the bonnet, is mechanically identical to its much-improved coupe sibling.As such, were you to strip away the carbonfibre and aluminium bodywork, you’d find push-rod suspension – á la Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Carrera GT – with retuned in-board spring-and-damper units and driveshafts leading to all four corners.There is also now four-wheel steering, and 90 per cent of torque can now be put through the comically broad 355-section Pirellis at the rear, up from 80. …read more

Source:: Autocar

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