Category: convertibles

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Featuring the BMW Z4. 

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Audi R8 Spyder

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Ferrari Portofino

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Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

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Pagani Zonda S Roadster

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Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder

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First Look: The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster

Lamborghini presents the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster, a limited edition of the iconic V12 super sports car. Creating a new expression of exclusivity following the SVJ 63 coupé, the SVJ Roadster will also be produced in just 63 numbered units, commemorating the company’s founding year of 1963.

With the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design team and Ad Personam department have drawn on the virtually limitless color and trim options available through Lamborghini’s personalization program, with the collaboration creating eight exclusive new design expressions. Available to just 63 owners worldwide, each of the eight unique combinations comprises an exotic exterior and interior, unique to the Roadster version of the SVJ 63.

The exterior styling is specifically developed for the Roadster model, with a matt or shiny carbon fiber upper part that includes roof, engine cover, engine air vents, windscreen rim and wing mirrors. A new matte titanium finish features on the Leirion forged rims and the car carries the SVJ 63 livery, as well as a ‘1 of 63’ numbered plate.  

Inside, three color schemes in Alcantara, featuring carbon fiber elements throughout the cockpit, are complemented by Lamborghini’s patented lightweight CarbonSkin. A badge on the steering wheel endorses the car as one of a limited edition, as does a ‘63’ logo on the rear wall in Alcantara and CarbonSkin.

The car is shown on the concept lawn in Pebble Beach in a matte grey Grigio Acheso, set off by the dominance of the visible carbon fiber exterior elements. Details in orange Arancio Dac include SVJ and ‘63’ logos, with the matte titanium rims featuring an Arancio central locking plate.

Inside, tri-tone Alcantara upholstery in Grigio Octans (grey), Grigio Cronus (grey) and Arancio Dryope (orange) is combined with carbon fiber and CarbonSkin. The carbon fiber sports seats are finished with white Q-Citura cross stitching while the ‘63’ logo behind the seats in carbon fiber and lasered Alcantara reminds the occupants of the exclusivity of this SVJ Roadster.

The Aventador SVJ Roadster upholds the exceptional performance, handling and aerodynamic superiority of the SVJ coupé. Sporting the ‘Super Veloce’ for superfast and ‘Jota’ suffix signifying the car’s performance and track prowess, its coupé stablemate took the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record. Outputting 770 CV (566 kW) at maximum 8,500 rpm, the SVJ delivers 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, with a weight-to-power ratio of 2.05 kg/CV. The SVJ Roadster accelerates from standing to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds. A top speed of more than 350 km/h is complemented by a braking distance of 100 km/h to 0 in 31 meters.

The Aventador SVJ Roadster’s 63 units are already sold to collectors worldwide, with delivery from 2020 onwards.

The Pagani Huayra BC Roadster

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Pagani Zonda C12S Roadster

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McLaren Denver Debuts ‘Pikes Peak Collection’ of 600LT Spiders 

A Pikes Peak Collection of McLaren 600LT Spiders, commissioned through McLaren Special Operations by McLaren Denver, debuted at An Evening with MSO on July 25. The collection, which ties McLaren Automotive’s most extreme Sports Series sportscar, the 600LT Spider, to the most extreme hillclimb in the world, Pikes Peak, is perfectly fitting for the Colorado retailer, McLaren Denver.

Each of the six cars in the collection feature a unique MSO Bespoke or MSO Heritage paintwork – Black Gold, White Gold,  Nerello Red, Volcano Red, Aurora Blue and Midas Grey—and all feature a gold and matte black vinyl stripe over the hood and roof, as well as Satin Speedline Gold Wheels.

The interior of each sports car features a Satin Gold center band on the steering wheel and Satin Gold extended paddle shifters, as well as contrast stitching to all visual lines in gold. The headrest pad features the Pikes Peak logo in gold embroidery, and a dedication plaque reading “Pikes Peak Collection 1 of 6” is also included. Rounding out the spec is the MSO Club Sport Pack, which features carbon fiber cantrails, carbon fiber front fender louvers and titanium wheel bolts, as well as the Super-Lightweight Carbon Fiber Racing seats found in the McLaren Senna.

The 600LT Spider – the fifth McLaren model to carry the LT name – maintains all the Longtail ethos of increased power, reduced weight, optimized aerodynamics, absolute driver engagement, track-focused dynamics and limited availability. Offering the same performance as the 600LT coupe, the 600LT Spider also features 592bhp and 457 lb ft of torque from a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8, allowing for identical 0-60mph acceleration of 2.8 seconds.

The adoption of suspension components from the Super Series is key to the chassis set-up of the 600LT, which features both the front and rear double wishbones and suspension uprights from the 720S, along with the rear toe-links. Latest-generation lightweight brake calipers, carbon ceramic discs and a McLaren Senna-inspired brake booster ensure precise pedal feel and a phenomenal stopping power: 124mph to a standstill in just 384ft. Bespoke Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires round out the track-focused dynamics and offer enhanced engagement.

Without compromising the dynamic purity of the most performance-focused car in the Sports Series line-up, the retractable hardtop adds a new dimension to the experience, offering both open air driving, as well aural and visual excitement from the dramatically placed top-exit exhaust.

“In addition to offering personalization, MSO offers customers and retailers the unique opportunity to be heavily involved in limited production commissions. We are thrilled that McLaren Denver has created a special, market specific commission based on the 600LT Spider. These types of commission projects are becoming an important part of our business and it highlights the continued engagement of the dealer network and customers,” said Tony Joseph, President, McLaren North America. “The 600LT Spider is already a special car, with the emphasis on track prowess and it’s limited numbers – and owning a car that fits the Longtail ethos, while benefiting from open air driving – it’s a really special proposition.”

The McLaren 600LT Spider is limited in volume and is available to order now at retailers with a starting MRSP of $256,500 (USD).