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Convertible Lamborghini Aventador to feature targa roof?

The targa roof will be split in half and made out of carbon fiber.

Lamborghini is expected to take the sheet off the much-awaited convertible version of the Aventador at the Paris Motor Show next fall.

A report published by Italian magazine Quattroruote claims that the open-top supercar will feature a removable targa-style roof, not a traditional cloth soft top like the one that is found on the Murcielago.

The roof will be split in half transversally. This will allow the passengers to remove either the front section, the rear section or the entire panel.

Lamborghini reportedly opted for a targa roof in order to cut as much weight from the car as possible. The removable panels will likely be fashioned out of carbon fiber, a material that is becoming increasingly common in Lamborghinis, and they will weigh less than the metal framework that is required for a traditional soft top.

Another advantage of the targa roof is that Lamborghini will be able to keep the rear section of the convertible almost entirely unchanged. Everything from the c-pillar back should be nearly identical to the coupe variant of the Avantador.

Mechanically speaking, the Aventador roadster will be powered by the same 6.5-liter 700 horsepower V12 engine that is found in the coupe. Power will be sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed sequential gearbox.

Lamborghini has yet to officially reveal what kind of roof the Aventador convertible will have, but more information about the car is expected to be available in the not-too-distant future.