Anyone who knows me really well, knows that my automotive heart’s first and greatest love is for the mighty machines from Sant’Agata Bologenese, Lamborghini. Consequently, every time a new Lamborghini debuts, an alert goes out to my local emergency room, just in case my heart races out of control from all the excitement.
Well, ready the ER and make sure the paramedic’s crews are on standby. In beautiful Pebble Beach, California, at the Quail (a motorsports gathering), the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce Roadster just made its very first public appearance.
The Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce Roadster might be a mouthful to say (and laborious to write!), but it’s perfectly descriptive if you understand classic Lamborghini nomenclature. Lamborhini, of course, is who builds it; Aventador is the name of the model. LP stands for “longitudinale posteriore,” which translates to “longitudinal mid-rear engine,” a description of the engine layout. The 750 describes 750 cavalli (750 bhp), the maximum power output of the 6.5L normally-aspirated V12, while the -4 indicates that the massive power is output to all four wheels in an all-wheel drive fashion. Superveloce is Italian for “Super Fast,” which no one doubts this car is. Finally, Roadster designates that this car is topless.
All in all, this latest Aventador is not only faster and more powerful than the standard model, but it’s also sexier by virtue of exposing its lucky driver and passenger to the beauty of the outdoors.
Lamborghini claims the LP750-4 SV Roadster can hit 60 mph from rest in a mere 2.9 seconds (quite a feat for a car 3472 lbs empty); given enough road, it should also top out at 217 mph.
Only 500 of these wild Sant’Agata bulls will be made, according to the company. If you’ve got $530,075 burning in your pocket, you might still be able to get on the waiting list to acquire yours.
You can fetch me at my local ER in it, if you’d like to make this writer happy, too.