The Lamborghini Aventador S Just Dropped Its Top, And Cars Don't Get Any Better Than This

It's a 217-mph tanning booth.
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No longer will sun-loving Lamborghini Aventador Roadster buyer suffer the heartbreak of living with only 700 horsepower, because at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show the Italian supercar builder will publicly unveil the Aventador S Roadster.

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The S will bring the full 740 horsepower of the Aventador S Coupe to the open-top version of Lamborghini's V12 dream car, along with its four-wheel steering system, active aerodynamics and upgraded stability control system.

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The convertible's performance is just as relentless as the coupe's, with 0-62 mph acceleration of 3.0 seconds, which means it should reach 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds.

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“The new Aventador S Roadster sets new benchmarks in technology and performance on both road and track, with the roadster version adding a new dimension in driving enjoyment,” said Lamborghini chairman and CEO, Stefano Domenicali. 

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“The Aventador S Roadster offers the thrill of open air driving without compromising on driving dynamics or the occupants’ comfort, and adds a further luxurious dimension through the personalization options available,” he continued.

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As with the regular Aventador Roadster, the S Roadster uses a pair of removable hexagonal roof panels to let the sunshine in. Behind that opening, the optional clear engine cover provides a view of the mighty 740-horsepower V12 without letting the rain in.

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In between, the glass rear window slides down to permit airflow and more direct access to the V12's symphony.

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The Aventador S Roadster show car wears Blu Aegir paint, which Lamborghini says was inspired by "the peaceful turquoise ocean hiding an indomitable force beneath: sophisticated yet powerful." And we thought it just looked pretty.

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There's more in the cockpit, which features Blu Delphinus leather contrasted with Bianco Polar, with Blu Delphinus S-trim stripes on seats, doors and dashboard.  Even the floor mats match, in coordinating blue and white.

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The Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster arrives in the U.S. in February, with a price tag of $460,247.

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