Lamborghini's Future Has an Open-top Look to It
Then came the Murcielago Roadster and the Gallardo Spyder, which was the first truly practical drop-top. Now, the supercar maker has a whole bunch of other such beasts planned. First off, the recently launched Aventador will drop its carbon-fiber top, while the aging Gallardo will sing its swan song in the form of an LP550-2 variant with rear-wheel drive, just like the Valentino Balboni.
Besides the existing core range of V10 and V12 powered monsters, Top Speed suggests there are a couple of unexpected versions. For starters, there’s the limited production Sesto Elemento, which could see such a conversion taking place, as the chassis is more than strong enough for the job. The Sant’Agata supercar maker made 15 such versions of the Sesto’s predecessor, the Reventon, so the prospects look good.
Finally, Lamborghini is still pondering whether to built the Estoque sedan or a big crossover. But Top Speed states development of the four-door is going smoothly, and the company can rely on a bit of input from Porsche, who is also readying a convertible Panamera.
With all these models on the drawing board, it will be hard for future Lambo owners not to enjoy a bit of sun and fresh air.