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Lamborghini Aventador Roadster launched!

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The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is not a name you mention very casually. It's a seriously fast car, with looks that are designed to intimidate and performance to put fear back into even the most seasoned drivers. So tremendous is the car's acceleration, there's little chance people will know who it is taming this absolute beast – you're just reduced (or escalated – depends on how you look at it) to a rapid orange blur. Now, however, you stand a better chance of being noticed. Thanks to this, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster.

Priced at Rs 4.77 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Roadster is essentially the same as the Aventador, only topless. That's always a good thing when we're talking Italians (...and Germans), right? With a 0-100 kph time of 3 seconds and a top speed of 350 kph, you will surely need to use industrial strength glue to keep your wig in place – that's if you can withstand the sheer g-forces required to cope with using the lightning quick ISR 7-speed gearbox... and launch control. That said, the Roadster comes equipped with a two-piece bik... sorry, carbon fiber roof which, Lambo claims can be removed (and re-attached) in two minutes flat and weighs less than 6kg. We'll evaluate the same for you after we take delivery of our life-termer, okay?

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Pavan Shetty, Head of Operations, Lamborghini India said 'The luxury car market in India has seen a fair amount of growth in the last few years and continues to grow at a significant rate each year. The emphasis has shifted from pure price consideration and affordability to design, quality and pleasure. The Aventador Roadster provides passionate performance – exactly what sports car enthusiasts are looking for today'. We'll verify this, too, once we get our hands on our life-termer, okay?

The Aventador Roadster will go on sale around mid-2013 and the model is an important part of Lamborghini's 50th anniversary celebrations. A collector's item, then!