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2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster

What Dreams May Come The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster left me stupefied. Despite my experience with countless other high-powered exotics on a variety of racing circuits, including nearly all of its Gallardo siblings, the all-wheel-drive, 700-horsepower flagship dropped my jaw to the ground. Less than 24 hours earlier, I had been sitting on an airplane at 39,000 feet studying press releases about the Italian automaker's newest range-topping convertible. While everything looked spectacular on paper, I was genuinely concerned that its new cylinder deactivation system and open... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
6.5L V12
Power:
700 HP / 509 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
MSRP:
$445,300 (base)
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