Automobili Lamborghini launches the Aventador SVJ Roadster: ‎exclusive open-air driving perfection

The Aventador SVJ Roadster made its world premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The open-top version of the coupé, the Aventador SVJ Roadster upholds the exceptional ‎performance, handling and aerodynamic superiority of the SVJ, with its unique roadster design granting ‎exclusive open-air exhilaration to both driver and passenger.‎

‎“The Aventador SVJ Roadster inherits all the power, performance and ground-breaking aerodynamic ‎technologies of the coupé, but with its own iconic presence and prowess,” says Chairman and Chief Executive ‎Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, Stefano Domenicali. “It is as fundamentally exciting to drive as the Aventador ‎SVJ but with an added exclusivity: the option of the open air. With the same extraordinary performance roof on ‎or off, the Aventador SVJ Roadster incorporates the dynamism of the coupé with the unique spirit of a ‎Lamborghini roadster.”‎

‎ The SVJ Roadster sports the ‘Super Veloce’ for superfast and ‘Jota’ suffixes, signifying the car’s performance and ‎track prowess: its coupé stablemate took the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record lap-time and the ‎roadster is no less a futuristic, driver’s car. Benchmark performance comes from the most powerful series ‎production V12-engined car produced to date by Lamborghini, outputting 770 hp (566 kW) at maximum 8,500 ‎rpm. The SVJ Roadster delivers 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, with a weight-to-power ratio of 2.05 kg/hp. The ‎SVJ accelerates from standing to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds. A top speed of ‎more than 350 km/h is complemented by a braking distance of 100 km/h to 0 in 31 meters. ‎

The roadster roof, constructed from high pressure RTM carbon fibre, is removable via quick-release levers in the ‎cabin, and securely stored under the front hood. Weighing less than 6 kg each part, the roadster adds only 50 kg ‎to the SVJ coupé’s weight of 1,525 kg. ‎

The production of the Aventador SVJ Roadster will be limited to 800 units only. The car shown in Geneva in the new matt colour ‎bronzo zenas (bronze) features a special Ad Personam livery in bianco phanes (white). The livery emphasises the ‎sharp lines of the front and rear bumpers and further enriches the specifically redesigned engine bonnet.‎

A roadster in coupé clothing ‎

The SVJ Roadster sports the Aventador SVJ’s design purity, inspired by super-fast, super-athletic, aeronautical ‎references such as space ships and jet fighters as well as race motorbikes. The Roadster’s lines, with roof on or ‎off, clearly identify its aerodynamic design and superiority, delivered by the latest 2.0 version of ALA: ‎Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva, Lamborghini’s patented active aerodynamics system. ‎

The ALA system actively varies aero load to achieve high downforce or low drag, depending on dynamic ‎conditions using electronically-actuated motors positioned in the front splitter and the rear wing. Using ‎Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva 2.0 (LDVA 2.0), dedicated algorithms supported by an improved inertial ‎sensor platform govern all the car’s electronic systems in real time, activating the ALA system flaps in less than ‎‎500 milliseconds to ensure the best aerodynamic set-up of the car in every driving condition. When ALA is off, the ‎active flaps are closed and the rear wing, produced entirely in carbon fibre, acts as a traditional fixed wing, ‎generating maximum downforce for high speed cornering and full brake conditions. When ALA switches to ‘on’ ‎the flaps are opened, reducing air pressure on the front spoiler and directing air flow via an inner channel and ‎through the specially-shaped vortex generators on the underside of the car. Flaps in the central pylon also open ‎to stall the rear wing, all drastically reducing drag and optimising conditions for maximum acceleration and top ‎speed. ‎

The aero vectoring system on the SVJ Roadster facilitates high speed cornering. The LDVA 2.0 instructs ALA to be ‎switched on in either the right or left side of the wing depending on the direction of the turn. Increased ‎downforce and traction on the inner wheel counteracts the load transfer in rolling conditions, optimising the ‎chassis’ momentum and requiring a reduced steering angle, improving the car’s overall dynamic stability. ‎

Large side air intakes and front side fins increase airflow, aid cooling and reduce drag. Airflow over the roof is ‎uninterrupted whether roof is on or off, and the overall result is an improvement by 40% of the total downforce ‎compared to the Aventador SV Roadster version. ‎

The V12 SVJ-enhanced powerplant, with titanium intake valve, new-shape intake runner and length, and ‎modified intake cylinder head duct for higher flow coefficient, is visible through the lightweight carbon fibre rear ‎engine bonnet, removable via quick release clips. The high-mounted lightweight naked exhaust produces the ‎most emotive sound from the SVJ Roadster’s engine, adding to the experience of the roadster’s occupants. ‎

The Aventador SVJ Roadster’s rear-wheel steering provides exceptional high-speed stability and cornering agility ‎while reducing braking distances and providing the feedback demanded in high-performance environments on ‎both road and track. Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) is calibrated to provide both steering precision and ‎natural feedback and the seven-speed Independent Shifting Road (ISR) gearbox is optimised for the SVJ ‎Roadster’s power and torque.‎

The Aventador SVJ Roadster’s four-wheel drive system and ESC, specifically calibrated, ensure the best handling ‎and driver experience in all grip conditions, also extreme ones, and ABS has been specifically tuned for the ‎improved grip provided by dedicated tires and ALA system. ‎

The Magneto Rheological Suspension (LMS) is calibrated for maximum body and wheel control with a focus on ‎performance on road and track, with anti-roll bar stiffness improved by 50% compared to the Aventador SV ‎Roadster. Both systems cooperate in compensating pitch and roll movement, maximising the downforce ‎generated by the underfloor. Even with the roadster’s roof off, stiffness is not compromised. ‎

The Aventador SVJ Roadster sports super-light ‘Nireo’ aluminium rims, fitted with specially designed Pirelli P Zero ‎Corsa tires or with optional street-legal Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres. ‎

Exclusive open-air experience ‎

The Aventador SVJ Roadster provides an exclusive, fun-to drive experience, especially with the roof off, on road ‎or track. The three driving modes STRADA, SPORT and CORSA are complemented by the EGO option, allowing the ‎driver to fully customise the preferences for car set-up and they have been optimised to work together with ALA ‎‎2.0 active aerodynamics. ‎

The SVJ Roadster’s occupants are assured a comfortable experience with the roof off, the driver can ‎electronically open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when closed and when open, amplifies the ‎unique sound of the naturally aspirated V12 engine. ‎

The cockpit features Kombi graphics on the TFT digital dashboard display as well as showing live status of the ALA ‎functions. The Navigation System and Infotainment System including AppleCarPlay as an option free of charge, ‎allowing the cockpit’s occupants to manage voice activated communications and entertainment from personal ‎Apple devices. ‎

The specification of the Aventador SVJ is virtually limitless through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customisation ‎program, and the car on display in Geneva shows only one of almost 350 colours available. In the interior every ‎single leather and Alcantara part can be specified upon customer demand. The program is offered through every ‎authorised Lamborghini dealer and it is also possible for customers to access a very exclusive area in the ‎Lamborghini factory to create a unique car. ‎

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