Forget cloth, the upcoming Lamborghini Aventador Roadster will use a removable two-piece carbon fiber hardtop, according to the Italian magazine Quattroruote.

The weight-cutting measure means the convertible won't have to stack on the pounds just to include al fresco driving. The carbon fiber roof will weigh less than a cloth top and its underlying metal frame. It also means that the entire rear section of the car won't change from the hardtop model, Quattroroute reports.

We first saw the hardtop in spy photos published in February, though we weren't sure of Lamborghini's plans for the 700-horsepower V12 racer at the time. Lamborghini is expected to debut the roadster at the Paris Motor Show this fall.


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      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Two piece removable roof panel and the rear of the vehicle will remain unchanged? Apparently in Italian they spell roadster T-A-R-G-A. The only real question for the rest of us is will it take a douchebag in $900 sunglasses and his girlfriend in leather hot pants 23 mintues to assemble it right before a storm?
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Skeet, Skeet!
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aren't V12 derivatives a 10 year cycle? Then why did the LP version come out literally right after official launch on the first year?
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Carbon Fibre
        What are you talking about? It's been the "Aventador LP 700-4" since day one... The ONLY variant so far has been the Aventador J, and it's a one-off.
        wckdewok
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Carbon Fibre
        As Dwight said, the moniker "LP-" refers to the engine spacial configuration. I think you're trying to refer to the "SV" model that comes out in the last year of the model's production.
      Making11s
      • 2 Years Ago
      As long as there is a place in the car to put the roof panel, I'll take a targa-style top over a traditional convertible or folding hardtop every time.
      Rotation
      • 2 Years Ago
      This will save Bam Margera some trouble.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      andyiii
      • 2 Years Ago
      In that case it would be a Targa then, and not a true Roadster.