Limited to just 800 units worldwide with a starting price of $573,966. The Aventador SVJ Roadster is a showcase of Lamborghini’s latest and greatest road-going technology.
Like its hard-top counterpart, the SVJ Roadster is moved by a modified version of the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12, now tuned to belt out 759 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque by way of revised cylinder heads, new titanium valves, and reworked intake runners. Power is routed to all four corners through a fourth generation Haldex all-wheel drive system, and cogs continue to be swapped via Lamborghini’s seven-speed single clutch automated manual transmission. It’s said to be good for a 0-60 mph sprint in 2.9 seconds, on the way to the Roadster’s 217 mph top speed.
Taking active aerodynamics to a degree of sophistication beyond its rivals, ALA 2.0 not only increases downforce and reduces drag, it can also direct airflow to the inner wheels while cornering at high speeds to create more downforce on the unloaded side of the car, reducing the steering angle needed to keep the car pointed where you want through a turn.