Lamborghini celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Geneva Motor Show with the introduction of the ultra-limited-production Veneno, but the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance had an even rarer Lambo on stage. Parked next to the all-new 2013 Aventador Roadster, Lamborghini displayed the world's only Miura Roadster from 1968.
Lamborghini is only starting to throttle the engines on its 50th anniversary celebrations. The company lined up fifty of its Italian jobs for a cannonball run down the south runway at the Miami International Airport, the Aventador Roadster breaking 200 miles per hour, then ran them all through the streets of Miami to be properly introduced to one of their most ardent clienteles.
After having all of the official details dropped a few weeks ago, and judging the significance of the price tag just a bit later, we're finally getting our first look at Lamborghini's newest drool-inducer, the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. News flash: It's just as good-looking in person as it is in stock shots.
European pricing for the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster was released when the model was officially introduced early this week, but we had to wait a few extra days to see how much customers over here should expect to pay for the topless supercar. Now, Lamborghini has announced that US-bound versions of its new roadster will run $441,600, which doesn't include the $3,700 gas-guzzler tax, meaning the Aventador Roadster will wear a base MSRP of at least $445,300.
The last time we saw pictures of the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, it was doing some cold-weather testing in Sweden. But from the sounds of it, the official unveiling of the car will take place at a much warmer locale in Miami, Florida. According to TeamSpeed.com, the open-top version of the Aventador will be introduced on November 12.
For Geneva, Lamborghini is rumored to be expanding the seating capacity of its Aventador supercar. UK magazine Car reports the Italian supercar builder is working on a four-seat Aventador GT concept to display next to its Roadster sibling.
It was quite a while back that Lamborghini promised it would have something new for every major auto show. That seemed quite the claim at the time, particularly for a company with a two-car model lineup, but with a few exceptions here and there, the Italian automaker has been keeping pace famously. So what has Sant'Agata Bolognese got in store for us for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show? A surprise – or two – from what we hear.
What's the only thing better than a 700-horsepower super-coupe? Why, a 700-horsepower supercar roadster, of course! Since the last two V12 supercars from Lamborghini – the Diablo and Murcielago (not to mention the Reventon) – both spawned open-top derivatives, we knew it would only be a matter of time before the Aventador would follow suit.