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CAN you ever have too much of a good thing? There are those who seem pretty confident that there is no such thing as too much. How else could you explain the existence of the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4?
The burning enthusiasm that rages down in Sant'Agata Bolognese has resulted in a drop- top version of its incredible supercar, which gives you more of pretty much everything.
There's the looks for starters. The Aventador Coupe is hardly a wallflower, but the Roadster has a few tricks of its own.
For starters, it has to accommodate some sort of roof mechanism, so at the back, where there is normally a slated window, there are two hexagonal windows into the engine bay.
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The roof itself comes in two pieces of carbon fibre and although at launch they're matte black, other options will be available later.
Under those little windows, there is the same satanical 6.5-litre V12 engine that debuted in the fixed-roof version, pumping out a spectacular 691bhp. The roof system also helps keep the weight down; with that plus a little body strengthening, the Roadster is a mere 50kg heavier, and as a result it can post 3.0 seconds for the 0-62mph sprint and bash past the 200mph mark.
Lamborghini claims that the Roadster posts exactly the same lap times around its test circuit as the Coupe, so you can sleep safe in the knowledge you've not compromised yourself in the name of open-air fun.
Unusually for a supercar drive, Lamborghini let us loose around a circuit first.
Idling down the pit lane, it's hard not to be a little intimidated given the huge amount of power and the whopping price tag, but after only a few corners, it's clear to see that it is actually a remarkably friendly device.
There's four-wheel drive spinning away beneath you and the Sport and Corse modes (selectable on the centre console) not only alter the operation of the ESP and the gearbox but also the power split between front and rear.
Select the most aggressive Corse mode and the Aventador feels pinned to the track, and allows you to get on the power early out of the bends and simply rocket down the straights.
Even in the tighter bends where the weight should count against it, the Aventador feels surprisingly nimble too; the steering is packed with feel and the carbonfibre brakes remain strong lap after lap, even slowing down from more than 150mph.
Price: £294,665 Engine: 6.5-litre petrol unit producing 691bhp and 508lb.ft of torque Performance: Top speed 217mph, 0-62mph 3 seconds Transmission: Seven-speed auto gearbox driving all four wheels Economy: 17.6mpg combined Emissions: 370g/km