The annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance started out purely as a way to exhibit some of the finest vintage cars around, but it’s also becoming a way for manufacturers to introduce some of the most expensive new models to some very wealthy consumers.
Lamborghini is no stranger to the Pebble scene, unveiling a racer based on its Huracán there last year. There are reports that it will unveil another new model at the golf course this year, although what that car will be remains a mystery.
One possibility is a new ultra-exclusive limited edition in the vein of the Reventón, Veneno, and Egoista. Motor Trend reports that something like these indulgences will be unveiled at a private event during the Concours, and possibly shown to the public sometime after that.
The report claims the mystery car will be built in two styles in extremely limited numbers, with just 20 coupes and 10 roadsters rolling out of the Lambo factory in Italy. It’s also expected to carry a seven-figure price tag. While you’re unlikely to ever see one of these beasts on the road, the car may turn up at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Option two seems positively common compared to that plutocrat’s special. It’s the highly anticipated roadster version of the Aventador Superveloce. Based on the hardtop unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the roadster could be the car Lambo plans to unveil at Pebble Beach, according to Autocar.
This is the hardcore version of Lamborghini’s flagship supercar, with more power, better aerodynamics, and less weight than the standard version. “Superveloce” means “super fast” in Italian, after all.
The roadster probably won’t differ mechanically from the coupe, meaning it will assault its driver’s senses with a 6.5-liter V12 producing 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. While the topless model should be a little heavier than the coupe, performance will probably be close to the latter’s 0 to 62 mph time of 2.8 seconds, and 217-mph top speed.
Production of the Aventador Superveloce roadster will reportedly by limited to 500 units, or 100 less than the coupe. If the roadster doesn’t appear at Pebble, it could still be shown in Frankfurt the following month.