Considering the fact that Lamborghini didn't make an open top version of its last Superleggera, it really did come as a surprise that they decided to get rid of the roof of its current Superleggera LP570-4.
Called the Spyder Performante it weighs 1485kg, 65kg (143lbs) less than the normal LP560-4 spyder, with weight savings coming from extensive use of carbon fiber both in and out of the car. Weight distribution is set at 43/57 percent front to rear.
It will also have the same high revving engine as the Superleggera, a 5.2l V10 that produces 570hp @ 8000 rpm, and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. Combine the engines power with the standard six speed e-gear transmission, it will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 324 km/h (201 mph). Its all wheel drive system distributes power at a ratio of 30:70 front to rear. A conventional manual transmission is still available as a no cost option.
The interior will fature a sport black colour scheme with alcantara, accompanied by colour contrasted stitching on the sports seats. The Spyder Performante will ride on lightweight 19 inch wheels which save a total of 13kg, and come wrapped around in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres. Carbon Ceramic brake discs are also available as an optional extra.
Prices and an on-sale date have yet to be announced, but will put them up as soon as they are made available.