Sitting in a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, you feel an instant uncontrollable, backward pull, as soon as you put your foot down the gas pedal. The magnitude of the imminent exhilaration is such that, to believe it, you have to sit in the driver’s seat and experience it first-hand – merely watching some videos or sitting in the passenger’s seat could never explain the thrill. This post incorporates the top features of this marvellous vehicle, which is often the show stopper at salvage car auctions across the world. Who knows, one lucky day you might be able to lay your hands on one at a fraction of its price.
Under the Hood
Lamborghini has never been a fan of turbocharged engines and also shuns the idea of incorporating superchargers in its cars. Aventador is one such example where the prodigious grunt of the engine comes from the pure displacement in a hand-crafted 6.5-liter, 12-cylinder engine, delivering 690 horsepower and 507 lb-ft of torque, with no turbos. Tests show that the Aventador Roadster, weighing 3,583-lb, can whiz from 0 to 62 MPH in just 2.9 seconds, going on to attain the top speed of 217 mph. The car is fast, and stays fast even around the corners, with its track-whetted suspension system and a lightweight, rigid, carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, designed to nullify body roll.
Inside the Cockpit
Getting behind the wheel, you are face to face with a fully digital instrument cluster, which is pretty neat and easy to read. The tachometer is ergonomically placed in the center, with the speedometer sitting neatly at the bottom right corner. Additionally, there is a switch to raise and lower the suspension assembly, which allows the Aventador to surpass driveways. The gear shift lever is located near the top-end of the ergonomical center console, whereas the switches for engaging manual transmission and reverse shifting are available further down the console. Overall, the Aventador has plush and surprisingly ergonomic interiors for its dimensions.
Using carbon fiber to design both the inside and outside of the Aventador has worked wonders in enhancing its agility and strength. Compared to its standard coupe version, the Roadster is approximately 110 lb lighter, and better aerodynamic performance with an increase in the downforce by 180 percent. Further cutting down on the car’s weight, there are the two roof panels crafted from composite material, weighing just 13 pounds each. All these weight reductions, however, haven’t made the Aventador lose out on structural integrity or stability. Instead, the fiber roof panels have been reinforced by rear end pillars, which also accommodate the engine’s ventilation system and provide for rollover protection.
There are three driving modes in the Aventador:
In the Strada mode, the torque splits 30/70, transmission shifts take lesser time, and the engine has a quieter grunt. Although the Strada drive mode doesn’t neuter the Aventador by any means, it helps you to be slightly more low-key while driving through a quieter, serene countryside.
In the Sport mode, steering becomes more direct, the throttle becomes noticeably more responsive, and the transmission holds on longer for each gear shift with the power split of 10/90 between the front and rear axles.
Finally, we have the Corsa mode, which unleashes the Aventador’s full potential by transmuting the traction control and splitting the power 20/80 between the two axles. With only the manual transmission allowed in the Corsa mode, gear shifts take less than 50 milliseconds!
Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is a favorite of supercar enthusiasts, and despite its limited presence, it has captured the minds of the adoring fans, both young and young-at-heart alike. If you’re looking for a reliable salvage car auction house to purchase your dream car at an affordable price, look no further than SalvageBid.com. Check our inventory of salvage Lamborghinis and who know, today just might be your lucky day! To learn more about any of the vehicles listed with us, give us a call at +1 (360) 347-1300 (Mon – Fri, 6am – 3pm, PST) or write to us at [email protected].