2013-08-19 12:01:10

Marvelous 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50th Anniversario Roadster

Believe it or not this crazy-looking vehicle is not the product of some secret military program. It may look like a stealth jet but it’s actually constructed for the road. Welcome the Lamborghini Aventador 50th Anniversario Roadster.

This vehicle is the flagship of the standard Lambo-linuep and it was just uncovered at the Quail Motorsports Gathering. It’s a more open-air variant of the Aventador Coupe that was uncovered at the Shanghai Motor Show back in April.

The main difference between this model and the coupe version is the roof. The roadster is equipped with two removable carbon-fiber panels that each weigh around 13 lbs. They unlatch from the car and stow up front in the trunk. When they’re locked in place over the occupants’ heads the roadster’s body is measurably stiffer. In comparison to a power top, removable panels are both lighter and much easier to construct.

The Anniversario Roadster is constructed around a full carbon fiber monocoque chassis with some aluminum parts thrown in for good measure. The lightweight metal actually helps conduct heat away from the vehicle’s monster motor. A racing-grade push-rod suspension system supports the vehicle at all 4 corners.

This monster is enhanced by a 6.5-liter V12 that’s good for 720 horsepower and about 509 lb-ft of torque. It’s matched to a 7-speed ISR automatic transmission, which stands for Independent Shift Rod, something that helps it change gears quicker.

The Lamborghini Aventador 50th Anniversario Roadster is priced at $553,300, but don’t even try to purchase one. The automaker is only constructing 100 of them and they’re already sold out.