2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster first drive: Fire and brimstone

If you’re not an exhibitionist, I’m pretty confident in saying the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster is probably not the car for you. Taking the automaker’s most outrageous model and lopping off the roof hardly makes for a vehicle less ostentatious, after all. The Italians may be flirting with practicality with the upcoming Urus SUV, but don’t even dream of thinking they’ve lost sight of why Lamborghini is a poster mainstay on bedroom walls.

Straight line performance is immense. 0-60 mph comes in 3.0 seconds, a tenth of a second slower than the coupe, while the top speed remains 217 mph. The acceleration takes you like the double-handed grip of a particularly insistent deity and resolutely presses your body into the leather and Alcantara trimmed sports seats, as though it’s trying to mold them a new layer of human hide.

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