Take Lamborghini’s most extreme car, chop off the roof, and you end up with this. The 2018 Aventador S Roadster is the drop-top for the driver who doesn’t mind being watched, a convertible version of the 217 mph Italian icon that nudges above $460k and does 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds. That’s a tenth of a second slower than the coupe, mind, but don’t let that hold you back.
On the outside, it’s a riot of angles and sharp edges. The two-piece hardtop roof detaches and stows under the hood. If you expected to carry bags at the same time, think again.
The key here is hearing what you’re feeling. When the V12 kicks in, with the feel of the hand of some unruly deity pushing right into your chest, you can how hear every howl and grunt of the engine. Ostentatious, yes, but lovable for it.