Expected to make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, the Roadster, aside from its new bespoke Blu Aegir colour said to have been inspired by the ocean, retains the same powertrain as the Coupe, but with subtle visual differences including that removable soft-top.
Featuring a more slanted gloss black windscreen frame and mirrors, as well as carbon fibre front and rear bumpers, side skirts and air intakes, the Roadster receives the hardtop's range of aerodynamic tweaks, Lamborghini claims improves downforce by 130%, overall efficiency by 50% and low drag by 400% despite being 50 kg heavier.
As well as the same configurable TFT instrument cluster with different backgrounds for Strada, Sport and Corsa modes, the Roadster also gets the Coupe's revised four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering systems, in addition to Lamborghini's new Magneto-rheological suspension, springs, revised suspension pushrods and real-time variable damping.
Unlike the Coupe though, a fourth mode is added to the drive mode selector with Ego joining Strada, Sport and Corsa, allowing the driver to tailor various aspects of the car to his/her taste.
As mentioned, power for S Roadster remains as is with the 6.5-litre V12 still developing 544 kW and 690 Nm of torque, linked to a seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission claimed to change gears in 50 milliseconds. Transmitted to all four wheels, Lamborghini claims a 0-100 km/h dash of three seconds, 0.1 second slower than the Coupe, and a equal top speed of 350 km/h.
Pricing in Europe starts at €313 666 (R4 813 455) and at £251 462 (R4 226 045) in the UK, with delivers commencing in February next year.