The madmen (and women) at Lamborghini really do know how to make a supercar, don't they? Less than six months after revealing the Aventador SV (the lightened, more powerful, more focused version of their flagship supercar), they've introduced the world to its even more mental sibling: the SV Roadster. You may ask why they've decided to take their Nurburgring-crushing beast and release a heavier, and less structurally rigid, version of it, but think about it this way. What better way is there to experience a big, loud, powerful Lambo than with the wind in your hair and the exhaust noise pulverizing your eardrums?
Speaking of big, loud and powerful, the SV Roadster shares the same 6.5 liter V12 as the coupe, meaning it produces a whopping 740 horsepower. Said power is sent to all four wheels via Lambo's not-so-gentle single-clutch transmission. 0-60 happens in 2.9 seconds, which is a tenth of a second slower than the coupe, but still fast enough to scare your passenger silly. This Aventador, like all others before it, is also capable of a top speed around 217 mph. Not too shabby at all.
This insane drop-top shares a lot with the coupe, including the mental bodywork, improved suspension, gloss black wheels and carbon fiber seats. While I'm on the topic of the mental bodywork, I have to mention how fantastic this car looks. I didn't hate the design of the SV coupe by any means, but this roadster model takes the design to a whole new level. It looks properly insane, a blend of carbon fiber, sharp angles, and anger, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
There are many words you could use to describe the Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster (yes, its full name is a mouthful), but cheap and common wouldn't really be included in that group. With a price tag of around $550,000 and a production run of only 500 cars (100 less than the coupe), you won't be seeing many of these on the roads. However, I see that as a good thing, because if you're lucky enough to see one of these roaming the streets and hear its glorious V12 roar, you certainly won't forget it.