2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

Posted by Black Duc On Thursday, May 2, 2013 0 nhận xét

2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

200-MPH Windburn: Three-quarters of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport at one-quarter of the price.

“Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” John 2:10.
Lamborghini’s Aventador Roadster, arguably the best varietal ever bottled by the Sant’Agata Bolognese winery, is the perfect way to celebrate 2012 global sales up by 30 percent, a healthy backlog of Aventador orders, and the company’s 50th birthday. While the rest of the car world frets electrics and hybrids, Lamborghini is toasting its middle age with a $448,295 dolce spumante.
elippo Perini, head of Lamborghini’s 8-person Centro Stile design department, is the company’s ambassador for intentionally outrageous road sculpture…and a crack problem solver. Distinguishing between ‘stylists’ and ‘designers’ while casually sketching two views of the Aventador Roadster, he explains, “It’s our job to go well beyond pure art. We also solve functional issues, such as how air flows through the heat exchangers and the influence of aerodynamic features on high-speed stability.” Perini revealed that his inspiration for the Aventador came from ‘those shiny-green jagged-leg beetles that smell bad when you step on them,’ the F-22 and F-35 fighters, and the B2 stealth bomber.
This is hardly the first time a manufacturer has popped the cork on a coupe to woo sun worshippers, but there’s more to this Roadster (which is actually a targa) than solar-heated seats. To minimize the loss of structural integrity, its carbon-fiber tub is reinforced with thicker rocker sections and additional composite material laid over the driveline tunnel and firewall.
With the two gloss-black roof panels removed, torsional stiffness is 37-percent lower than the coupe’s but, short of a lab measurement or bad-road, sibling comparison test, you’ll never notice the slightly softer foundation. Resealing the cockpit by plugging the top panels’ locating pins into four windshield sockets and securing two rear latches restores 6 percent of the lost stiffness.
Each top panel weighs only 13.2 pounds thanks to the Lamborghini’s first application of its forged-composite process, which squeezes 1-to-2-inch carbon fibers laced with resin and packed into a precise mold in a heated 1100-ton press. To bask in the admiring paparazzi glow, you plug the tops into receivers fitted to the trunk. That consumes 90 percent of the limited luggage space, a problem for your valet to resolve.

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