The Aventador Roadster that’s best for you will depend entirely on what you want from it, because there’s just one version currently on sale (the S) and the spec relies entirely on your indulgence into the optional extras list.
There are numerous ways to make your car your own, including paint finishes, alloy wheel colours and designs, interior trim fittings and hi-fi upgrades.
If the official published options list leaves you wanting, Lamborghini also offers a personalisation programme called Ad Personam, which offers buyers customisation over and above the normal. Pick any colour or group of colours to finish your car in. We drove an Aventador (albeit a coupe - below) in satin green, for example: just like a military vehicle. Except for the gold wheels.
November 2012 – New Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster launched with a 6.5-litre 700hp V12, a 0-62mph time of 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 217mph. Equipment on board somewhat academic since every single one will be personalised.
June 2015 – Lamborghini announces Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, colloquially known as SV. As the name suggests, this has 50hp more than the standard car and will cover 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds. Top speed remains 217mph. Production was limited to 600 units and all were sold before the car was officially announced.
September 2017 – Aventador S Roadster unveiled, with 740hp from the V12 and a 0-62mph sprint in 3.0 seconds. New kit includes rear-wheel steering, an Ego drive mode to set the car’s character yourself and a revised digital dash.
The Lamborghini Aventador you buy will almost certainly be personalised, and with that in mind, along with low production numbers, you’ll very likely have to wait months for delivery of your car.
Furthermore, if you live in one of the country’s extremities, you may have to travel a way to get to one of the nine UK dealerships, which are – understandably – based around larger cities. Those in the south west and northern Scotland aren’t particularly well served in this respect.
If resale values are a concern then you may want to avoid garish colour schemes, but frankly if that’s the case then there may be a wider question about whether this is the right car for you at all. It’s no shrinking violet…
Our best advice here is to spend time looking at, and driving, as many examples as you can. The Aventador Roadster is going to be an extremely rare beast in the UK due to its impractical-for-this-climate roof design and as such used examples will be few and far between, and you won’t have much choice.
Get to know the way it drives, too, because while it’s undoubtedly one of the most exciting cars around right now, earlier versions in particular are certainly rather unwieldy – especially on some of the UK’s thinner B-roads.
As ever, check that all the electrical and mechanical systems work correctly before taking the plunge, and ideally you’ll want to check there’s some tread left on those huge tyres too. A big bill awaits otherwise…
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Selling your Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
This is all about laser-focusing on the correct sort of person, and the very best way to attract the right attention is to get a dealer or broker to sell the car on your behalf. They’ll own a portfolio of prospective leads and can proactively contact them to see if they’re keen.
The car itself will need to be perfect, too. Think about a professional valet, paint correction and alloy wheel kerbing rectification where necessary for your best chance of selling the car. If this costs a bit, it’ll repay you both in the time it takes to sell and the amount you get for your car.
Carry out a Parkers Valuation to accurately price your Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.