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The ultimate supercar, when Lamborghini’s Aventador LP 700-4 drops its top, it literally becomes the Italian dream machine of your fantasies.

The Aventador’s scissor doors are one of many design attractions.

Pull up, swing those doors to the sky and prepare for onlookers to drop their jaws at the ferocious beauty of the 700-horsepower Italian work of art that stands before them. A car that draws a crowd no matter where it goes, Lamborghini’s sensational Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is a lesson in instant celebrity: Pictures are snapped; questions are asked; backs are patted. Simply put, there’s nothing more exciting to behold. And there aren’t many cars out there more exciting to drive either.

Inside, this Lambo drop-top feels otherworldly, unlike any other car you’ve ever experienced. The seats and dashboard are unfathomably low, yet pleasingly comfortable for such an extreme performance machine. In fact, the Aventador’s seats are easily the most comfortable of any supercar on the market—long road trips with open roads are this auto’s calling card. Small but potent interior details abound, including uniquely slanted side windows that are carefully beveled to form a tight seal with the removable hardtop.

Unlike some exotics, in which functional ergonomics seem to take a back seat to design, all the controls in the Aventador fall easily to the hand and are intuitive to operate. And who can resist the red flap that conceals the start button—flip it up to bring the Lambo’s throaty V-12 engine to life. And the roadster’s single hexagonal exhaust lets out a wild roar when pushed to its 8,250 rpm red line.

Stand at the rear of the car while someone blips the throttle, and shirts and skirts will billow as if you were behind a jet engine. That same physical rush is delivered on the road. For the naturally aspirated V-12 that makes 700 horsepower, 0 to 60 mph takes just 3.0 seconds, and anything below high speeds feels like trying to walk a reluctant St. Bernard: This car doesn’t like to go slow; it wants to run free. Powerful carbon ceramic brakes provide massive and reassuring stopping power to tame the beast, while Lamborghini’s signature all-wheel drive delivers confident, predictable and eminently stable handling on any road surface. Plus, a front-suspension lift makes it easier to pull the low-nosed Aventador out of any gnarly parking garage or chipped driveway without a scuff.

The Aventador can and should be enjoyed every day. Lamborghini’s Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster may well be the supercar of your dreams, delivering blistering performance and sultry good looks that are worth every penny of its $441,600 list price. Andiamo!

2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster

Base price $441,600
Engine 6.5-liter V-12
Transmission 7-speed automated ISR
Horsepower 700 hp @ 8,250 rpm
Torque 509 lb.-ft. @ 5,500 rpm
Maximum cargo capacity 5.0 cu. ft.
City fuel economy 10 mpg
Highway fuel economy 16 mpg
Fuel tank 23.8 gal.
Weight 3,582 lbs.
0 to 60 mph 3.0 seconds
Top Speed 217 mph

Gorgeous scissor doors
Incredible good looks
Unforgettably distinct exhaust note