Registration: UnregisteredChassis Number: ZHWET3ZDXGLA05066Engine Number: L539Number of cylinders: 12Year of Manufacture: 2016Estimate (£): 480,000 - 520,000
Looking like a cross between an Apache attack helicopter and something from the Avatar props department, the arrival of the Aventador in 2011 proved that Lamborghini had lost none of their ability to create automotive shock.
Some four years later the new Aventador 'SV' was introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and like its "Superveloce" predecessors dating back to the Miura, this Aventador model was more powerful, lighter, and, unbelievably, even more extreme-looking than the car on which it's based. The SV looks like an Aventador that's spent too much time with its Uncle Veneno, however the dramatic body mods really work on this car, unlike the Veneno which looks like the result of a liason between the Batmobile and a Transformer.
Lambo says its aerodynamicists strove to improve both downforce and aerodynamic efficiency without increasing drag and were patently successful as downforce was indeed up by a claimed 170 percent, and aero efficiency had been increased by 150 percent helped, presumably, by the massive rear wing.
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in late 2015 was the occasion chosen by Lamborghini to unveil the open top version of the SV, the 'Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce Roadster' and it's the first Lamborghini convertible ever to wear the SV badge.
The SV's 6.5-litre V12 has an all-new exhaust system, and revised valve timing and intakes, resulting in an additional 49 "Cavalli" over the standard Aventador Roadster. That takes the total to 740bhp at 8400rpm, and 507lb ft of torque at 5500rpm. It will arrive at 62mph in 2.9 seconds, a tenth down on the Aventador SV Coupé, but the 217mph top speed is apparently unchanged. Three engine modes are available - Strada, Sport and Corsa - that progressively dial up the Aventador's dampers, throttle, exhaust, steering and transmission response.
There are carbon shell bucket seats, carbon door panels with leather straps for handles, and a two-piece solid carbon fibre roof that unclips and slots neatly in the front boot, leaving ample room for three or four of your favourite handkerchiefs. The manually adjustable rear wing and cavernous front intakes are carbon fibre, too so basically there's a lot of carbon fibre. As a result it weighs 50kg less than the standard Aventador Roadster, at 1575kg, but 50kg more than the SV Coupé as a result of the necessary chassis strengthening.
Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, as are adaptive dampers, pushrod suspension and Lambo's ‘LDS' variable ratio steering system.This left-hand drive Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce Roadster was delivered by Lamborghini Vienna to their customer in Bucharest earlier this year and received a pre-delivery check by Bentley Bucuresti on 28/04/2016. We understand that the current indicated mileage is 59 km which means that, although it has one registered owner, this is effectively a new car.
It's finished in metallic Grigio Estoque (an 'estoque' is a small flat sword used by Matadors) with an amazing Black and Red cockpit. The interior was a bespoke option (Ad Personam) in Nero Cosmus / Rosso Alala with a full branding package in Alcantara, red seat belts, Carbon Fibre floor mats, seats in Nero Cosmos with Rosso stitching and dramatic detailing, a navigation system, rear view camera, multifunction steering wheel in full Alcantara, a fire extinguisher, and a Start/Stop button with a bright red flip-up cover that looks like the sort of thing a submarine commander would use to launch a missile!
Other options selected from the list include gloss black 20/21" 'DIANTUS' forged rims with red central locking, red brake callipers, magneto-rheological suspension with red rear springs and lifting system, carbon fibre X-frame and engine cover, and a transparent engine 'bonnet'.
Only 500 examples of the fastest Lamborghini convertible ever built will be produced and will no doubt become legendary, as have previous iterations of the 'Superveloce'.Don't miss the opportunity to own this one.
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