Lamborghini’s Latest Is Ridiculous in All the Right Ways – The Aventador Roadster
Two things happened within hours of my getting behind the wheel of Lamborghini’s exceedingly angry and absurdly powerful Aventador Roadster.
First, 70 people (yes, I counted) gathered around, snapping pictures, shooting video and invariably asking “How much?” and “How fast?” This made it quite difficult to get out of the city, but after an hour, I finally hit the road–only to have a cop stop me for speeding. In Manhattan. As if.
Such is your fate when driving anything from Lamborghini, which has for 50 years built excessive exotica young men dream about but only rich men buy. The company seems to exist merely to push the bounds of design, speed, cost, and taste. The Aventador Roadster does all those things, gloriously.
The first thing anyone asks about a Lamborghini is how much and how fast, so let’s get that out of the way. The topless version of Lambo’s top-of-the-line model will set you back $441,600 (my tester eclipsed $480K) and propel you to 217 mph if you have the space and the courage. It puts down 700 horsepower and does zero to 60 in a mind-bending 3.0 seconds.