Although its existence isn’t a surprise, it’s nevertheless exciting to see this undisguised prototype of the upcoming 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster running around the roads of Sant’Agata Bolognese. After all, who’s going to complain about having more variants of Lamborghini’s awesome V-12 supercar? These spy photos confirm Lamborghini’s announcement that the upcoming limited-production 2015 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce will be losing its top as well.

The open-top Aventador SV shows off a removable carbon-fiber roof panel and a wingless tail. Whether that’s a feature unique to this particular prototype or if the Roadster just won’t have a spoiler isn’t known. The weight difference between the SV Coupe and SV Roadster is reportedly not great enough to make a difference in performance. It would have to be pretty significant to do so, considering the power on tap. Like the SV Coupe, the 6.5 liter V-12 produces a reported 750 horsepower it pushes through a seven-speed ISR transmission and all-wheel drive.

Expect a stripped-down interior similar to the SV Coupe, with soundproofing and other extraneous materials pulled out to save weight. The SV Coupe is just over a hundred pounds lighter than the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. When combined with the horsepower boost, the Aventador SV’s edge should be noticeably sharper.

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Odds point to this stunner debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The already sold-out Aventador SV Coupe is scheduled for a limited run of 600 cars, and sources suggest that the Roadster will be more exclusive, with just 500 planned.

2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster - Spy Shots

Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster Caught Testing: Spy Shots Exterior Spyshots
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Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster Caught Testing: Spy Shots Exterior Spyshots
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Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster Caught Testing: Spy Shots Exterior Spyshots
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