2017 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible

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in Midsize convertibles
2017 MODEL

$443,800 - $535,500

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Overview

Right from being a Decepticon in Transformers to batman's daily driver, the Aventador is more than a supercar. It's a cult that was established with the first Lamborghini Miura. The power will stop your heart and the price will blow your mind, not enough material? Scroll down to roll between the price and performance for the Aventador.

The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible starts at a mind-boggling $443,800, you get a 6.3L V12 engine backed with a 7-speed automatic transmission for that kind of money. The engine cranks out a 700 hp power and 508-pound-feet of torque.

The Aventador is known for 3 things, speed, speed, and speed. The lightning-quick acceleration will vortex you in and the gurgling roar of the V12 is enough to turn heads, that's what the Aventador is all about. It's not wrong to say the Super car division was built around the Lamborghini name but others have caught up lately, like Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, and the Rolls Royce Dawn have taken up arms against the raging bull. Now let's see how it fares against the competition.

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Pros

Wild Acceleration

Eye-catchy exterior

Scissor Door opening

Cons

Uncomfortable seats

Sluggish Transmission

No cabin utility

What's New?

The Lamborghini Aventador remains largely unchanged for 2017.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$443800

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

top speed

202 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

397 cu. in.

horsepower

740 hp @ 8400 rpm

torque

507 lb.-ft. @ 5500 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone pushrod suspension

suspension rear

independent rear double wishbone pushrod suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15 in. ventilated disc brakes/15.7 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

190.4 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

44.7 in.

curb weight

4085 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

50 cu ft.

cargo volume

5.3 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

6.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

10.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

42655 mpg

highway range

380.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/unlimited

drivetrain warranty

3 years/unlimited

corrosion warranty

3 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible in Verde Mantis Pearl Effect color  2017 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible in Giallo Spica color  2017 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible in Bianco Isis color  2017 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible in Nero Aldebaran color
Verde Mantis Pearl Effect

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Ratings

Features

8.1

Engine

9.1

Fuel Economy

6.4

Interior

8.5

Driving

9.1

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible LP 700-4 Roadster

LP 700-4 Roadster

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 2

$443,800

Configurations
LP 700-4 Roadster 2dr Convertible AWD (6.5L 12cyl 7AM)
Seating: 2 HP: 691-hp @ 8,250 rpm
Torque: 507 lbs.-ft. @ 5,500 rpm

 2017 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster

LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 2

$535,500

Configurations
LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster 2dr Convertible AWD (6.5L 12cyl 7AM)
Seating: 2 HP: 740-hp @ 8,400 rpm
Torque: 507 lbs.-ft. @ 5,500 rpm

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 26, 2018

8.2

Overall Rating


8.1/10
Features

 

9.1/10
Engine

 

6.4/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible starts at a mind-boggling $443,800, you get a 6.3L V12 engine backed with a 7-speed automatic transmission for that kind of money. The engine cranks out a 700 hp power and 508-pound-feet of torque. 

 

Features

8.1/10

This bull is available in 2 trims the LP-700 and the LP-750. Where the LP-700 shares a sticker price of $ 443,800 the LP-750 is offered at $535,500. Both trims share the same tire-smoking 6.3L V12 engine still the LP-750 pumps out 50 more ponies than the LP-700. Also, the LP-750 is more aerodynamic and lighter in weight. The Aventador’s powerplant is backed with a 7-speed single clutch transmission which transfers the engine’s power to all wheels of the car.

Trim LP-700
MSRP $443,800
Key Features
  • Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Sun Sensor
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
  • Branding Package W/Leather
  • USB With External Media Control
  • 4 Total Speakers
  • AM/FM Stereo

Other than weight loss program the LP-750 gets a more race car look plus more agile handling experience.

We Recommend

The buyer looking for more power should go for the LP-750 but think twice these additional 50 ponies comes at a dramatic $100,000 more. Still, a person with means should surely go for the LP-750 trim and get the top-notch Lambo treatment.

Engine

9.1/10

“More than a just a supercar, the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador is a “hypercar,” as in hyper fast, hyper beautiful and at over $400,000, hyper expensive”- KBB

Engine and Transmission

The Aventador is the fastest Lamborghini that ever walked the earth, you know how it did that? The 6.5 L V12 is your answer. The throaty V12 is backed with a 7-speed automatic transmission which might not be the best choice of transmission but is serviceable. The engine’s power is quite literal to the trim name, the L-700 features 700 hp of power and the 507 pound-feet of torque.

Models Lamborghini Aventador LP-700

Aston martin Vanquish Volante

Rolls Royce Dawn convertible Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
MSRP $443,800 $305,650 $341,125 $319,995
Engine 6.5L V12 6.0L V12 48-Valve 6.6L Twin-Turbo V12 6.3L Premium Unleaded V12
Transmission 7-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 7-speed Automatic
Horsepower 691-hp @ 8,250 rpm 568 hp @ 6650 rpm 563 hp @ 5250 rpm 731 hp @ 8250 lb-ft
Torque 507 lbs.-ft. @ 5,500 rpm 465 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm 605 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm 508 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm

The competition might feature a similar V12 engine but no one quite catches up to our furious Aventador. The Vanquish generates the highest power of 568 hp and the Rolls Royce Dawn cranks out 563 hp power. Putting it mildly, if it comes to a fight the Aventador will eat the competitors alive.

Acceleration

Impossible to get a speeding ticket on the first gear? Try the Aventador. From a standstill the Aventador’s jet-like acceleration is enough to pin you back on the seat, your neck muscles will endure a lot though. Nailing the accelerator pedal from a standstill will deliver a 3.0 sec performance when the car gains 60 mph speed.

Models Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Rolls Royce Dawn convertible Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
0-60 MPH 3.0 sec 3.5 sec 4.3 sec 2.9 sec
Quarter mile N/A 12.1 sec 12.8 sec 11.3 sec
Engine 6.5L 6.0L 6.6L 6.3L
Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A 11.1 12.6 NA

At higher revs, the Aventador’s battle cry is intimidating for its rivals. The Aston Martin tries to keep up but stays half a second back, the Rolls Royce Dawn was nowhere to be found with its 4.3-second acceleration. However, its archenemy F12 was a 0.1 second ahead of the Aventador.

Ride and Handling

Driving an Aventador is like riding a cruise missile. Truth be told, in today’s times, a non-turbo charged V12 is like a cake without any icing. But the Lambo has kept the tradition alive, its V12 engine may lack the turbocharger’s might but is arguably the best today. The heavy steering gives the Aventador a dead straight handling. Though the single clutch transmission is a little chunky and irritating while driving.

Braking

The Aventador’s carbon-ceramic brakes are good enough to endure its explosive acceleration. The car comes on a grinding halt from the speed of 60 mph in 101.7 feet. However, the Aventador’s brakes might not hold up with intense lapping on the tracks. The car weighs about 4085 pounds, a manageable weight in the sports car territory.

Model Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Rolls Royce Dawn convertible Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Brake Front (in.) N/A 15.7 14.7 15.7
Brake Rear (in.) 15.7 14.2 14.6 14.2
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4085 4065 5644 3593
60-0 MPH (ft.) 101.7 N/A N/A 115

The Vanquish weighs similar but the Rolls Royce Dawn carries too much weight, 5644 pounds to be precise. This much weight is bad for the health of any car. On the other hand, the featherweight F12 carries a 3593 pounds of weight.

Fuel Economy

6.4/10

Don’t expect anything more, feeding and maintaining this bull is too expensive even for the richest of people. The fuel gulping V12 bring out 10 mpg of city and 16 mpg of highway mileage, which will surely hit you hard. You see being the fastest of its line comes with a lot of downsides too, the 12 mpg combined mileage makes it the least efficient car in the class.

Model Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Rolls Royce Dawn convertible Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
MPG (city) 10 13 12 12
MPG (highway) 16 21 19 16
MPG (combined) 12 16 14 13

Fuel economy is the last thing you would compare these cars on. However, the Aston Martin Vanquish is the most efficient car in the class with its 16 mpg of combined mileage. The obese Rolls Royce Dawn also generates a 14 mpg of combined mileage, while the F12 ties with the Aventador.

Interior

8.5/10

“Do you like cockpit-like interiors? If so, the Aventador should satisfy you”-  Edmunds

First of all getting into the Aventador itself is a troublesome task, there is not much comfort on the seats as well. They are built to fix you in your spot and as such it achieves its function. But at the same time, it feels like you are getting a tight hug, too tight for comfort. Well, the itchy feel about the seats might fade away by the charm of Lambo décor. The fighter jet interior, now you just need a uniform more to pose like a real fighter pilot.

Model Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Rolls Royce Dawn convertible Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Passenger capacity 2 4 4 2
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) N/A 36.2/54.8/42.7 40.1/59.0/41.5 NA
Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A N/A 37.9/53.1/36.9 NA

Infotainment

The infotainment on the Aventador is a more like a Lambo version of Audi’s MMI infotainment. A rotary dial and 4 switches govern the 4 corners of the infotainment screen. You get a built-in hard drive, satellite radio, Bluetooth, built-in CD player, Auxiliary inputs, and navigation.

Interior Features

  • 2-way Power Driver Seats
  • Telescoping Steering Column
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Dual Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Integrated Navigation System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Air Filtration

Cargo volume

You might love the speed and agility of the Aventador, but be prepared to drive it with minimum possessions. Got a phone, wallet or keys? You need to leave those behind because the Lamborghini doesn’t give anywhere to put it. Also, the miniature boot space isn’t eligible to lodge anything more than a small suitcase, but again no one packs for fishing in an Aventador.

Model Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Rolls Royce Dawn convertible Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Cargo Volume (ft.3) N/A 9.8 9.2 NA

Being a competitive division the competitions feature a similar lack of cargo space. You will get the maximum boot space in the Vanquish with 9.8 cubic feet followed by the Rolls Royce Dawn with its 9.2 cubic feet boot space.

Exterior

“If a 1974 Lamborghini Countach and an F-22 Raptor woke up next to each other after partying all night in Vegas, the result would be the 2017 Aventador”- Kelly Blue Book

Dimensions and Weight

You know how sometimes an older brother is more sharp looking than his younger sibling, that’s what the Aventador do to the Huracan. The sleek profile, the arrow-shaped taillights, and the rear glass partition all make the Huracan feel like a little car. Though it’s not the longest, widest or the tallest sports car on the market, it comes with a character worth flattering for.

The Aventador is 188.3 inches long and 79.9 inches wide making it one of the most spacious sports cars in the class. When the carbon roof is manually mounted the Aventador’s full height measures 44.7 inches which is notably shorter than any of its competitors.

Model Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Rolls Royce Dawn convertible Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Curb weight (lbs.) 4085 4065 5644 3593
Length(in) 188.2 184.7 208.5 181.3
Width(in) 79.9 75.2 76.7 76.5
Height(in) 44.7 50.9 59.1 50.1
Ground clearance (in) 5.7 5.7 5.9 NA
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 107.9 122.5 107.1
Track width (in) F/R 67.7/66.9 N/A 63.7/65.5 65.8/63.7

Comparing the 3 you will find the Rolls Royce Dawn being the bigger car. The Aston Martin though measures shorter than the Aventador in length, but in terms of width and height the Aventador is one up. Comparing every aspect the F12 is inches shorter than the Aventador except for the height.

Exterior Features

  • Fully Automatic Projector Beams
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Power Spoiler
  • LED Brake lights
  • Wheels: 19″ Front & 20″ Rear Alloy -inc: Rim width: 9″

Safety

There is not a lot you can say about the Aventador’s safety, the car is yet to be tested on the US soil. Apart from the standard safety, a cool feature with the Aventador is the Tow button. This button hides inside the scissor door’s side and needs to be pushed before you tow the car, if not an alarm will go off and alert everyone around. This eliminates the fear of theft hounding every sports car owner. Other standard safety features in the Aventador is-

Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Dusk Sensing Headlamps
Stability Control

Competition

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs Lamborghini Aventador

It’s always a treat when you pit a Lambo with a Ferrari, and the Aventador and the F12 are possibly their best champions for this battle. Though both the cars share a similar V12 engine the F12 is offered at a whopping $100,000 less than the Aventador. The F12 is a coupe and feature more power where the Aventador is true to its Lamborghini spirit. If you have the means the Lambo’s scissor doors and dead straight handling really makes a difference.

The person blessed with that kind of money should really go for the Aventador and get the Lambo treatment first hand.

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante vs Lamborghini Aventador

The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is often considered a super grand touring machine than being a supercar. Compared to the Aventador the Vanquish’s V12 generates a sonorous sound rather than being a screamer. The Vanquish features about 150 lesser ponies than the Aventador, hence the reason they priced it so low.

Although the Aston Martin comes with its own personality and character yet the Aventador is what the idea of a sports car feels like.

Rolls Royce Dawn Convertible vs Lamborghini Aventador

With the Phantom down the 2017 Dawn is Rolls Royce’s only convertible car at this price range but the Lamborghini shatters the Rolls only hope with the Aventador. The 700 hp power is too much for the Dawn to handle so it kept low with its 565 hp of power. Also, the Aventador’s value is more for its killer speed and performance where the Dawn features a more luxury car experience.

So, choosing the right car will depend on the type of things you are looking for. If you need a car who can dash off in a split second then go for the Aventador and if luxury is what you cherish the Dawn if your ideal car.

Final Verdict

The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador is better at being an idea of a sports car than actually being one. The crazy $443,800 dollar price gets the rich car enthusiast think twice before buying the Aventador. You can literally buy a 5,000-square-foot home with a fountain and a backyard for that kind of money.

However, every penny you spent is endured on the 700 ponies of horsepower. Also, the naturally aspirated V12 will intrigue the speed junkie in you. While sprinting the Aventador will remind you of those high rising roller coasters which gets your heart pumping twice as fast.

But still, if you want to treat yourself with your life’s savings and buy a supercar, anything below the Aventador is a bad deal.

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