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The 2013 Aventador Roadster: What the critics say

How did the 2013 Aventador Roadster fare with the critics? The price starts at $445,300.

Automobile
“We see a lot of future divorces beginning here.” Lamborghini recently rolled out a topless version of its hyperfast Aventador coupe, and its half-million-dollar price tag sure doesn’t buy much in the way of user-friendliness. Sure, the new suspension will deliver a cushier ride during slow cruises through South Beach. But this “steroidal, maniacal” supercar wants to do 217 mph all the time. God help any driver whose pickiest passenger likes to ride smoothly through big turns, and forget about getting the twin roof panels stored quickly in the front trunk. “Think of a game of Tetris, with you blindfolded.”

Autoblog.com
But please don’t dismiss this Lambo as “nothing more than an overpowered cruiser for playboys.” Out on a track, the wide, low Roadster is “absolutely thrilling to drive.” Direct steering feel and “fantastic cornering grip” make navigation a gas, and the car hurtles from bend to bend “like a panther chasing down a rabbit.” 

Jalopnik.com
Even so, the “core entertainment value” of an Aventador isn’t in balanced performance but in “blowing through five hammer-to-the-skull shifts” while the V-12 engine is “wailing like the White Lady of Sorrow.” Well, that, and having dozens of onlookers whip out their camera phones as you roll past so they can “Instagram shots of your science-fiction thriller car.”

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