If you’ve got about Rs. 5 crore lying about in small change, here’s a little toy you can indulge in. The new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster is now in India and can be yours for a sum of Rs. 4,77,50,000 ex-showroom Delhi.
This car debuted globally just three months ago and is now being offered in India as well. The model showcased at the launch was a left-hand drive version, but right-hand drive cars for India will begin arriving by mid-2013. Also read: India’s 10 most-expensive cars
What makes this Lambo special? For one it’s a convertible. It features a removable two-piece roof that can be taken off and stored manually. The roof weighs just 6 kg, and is made of composite carbon fibre. The car features plenty of aerodynamic cuts and curves befitting of a Lamborghini, with large fins and air-intake dominating the rear engine cover.
The car comes with large 20-inch front, and 21-inch Dione alloy wheels which completely fill out the wheel wells and look purposeful. These rims are supposedly lighter than the previous Lambo rims by about 10 Kg (every Kg counts when it comes to a sports car, so watch your calories as well!). Also read: India’s 10 most-expensive SUVs
All that weight reduction and aerodynamic sculpting along the body has resulted in the car accelerating a few milliseconds faster than its predecessor – the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster can do 0-100 kmph in only 3 seconds flat. That’s 0-100 kmph in faster than it takes for an average person to read the previous sentence! Top speed is a claimed 350 kmph, which should give you decent bragging rights until you meet the guy who drives a Bugatti Veyron.
The power to the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster comes from a 6.5 litre V12 (12-cylinder) engine putting out 700 bhp of power with a seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox. The interiors of the car are done up in handcrafted leather, with a plush ambience for the two occupants. The tiny rear-windscreen can drop down, just in case you want that V12 soundtrack to become more audible.
Lamborghini has so far sold 2,083 cars worldwide in 2012, although in India sales are in single digits to a discerning few. That’s what makes the car special – its exclusivity and the attention it grabs. Also read: Updated Audi R8 launched in India