After 11 years of production, the time has come. I don’t want to imagine the feeling at the factory in Sant’Agata, Italy, as the last Lamborghini Aventador rolls off the production line. And it is not for less, the V12 engines have been in production since the Lamborghini 350GT in 1964, growing, evolving, and adapting to anti-pollution regulations.
And precisely for this last reason, the pure V12s say goodbye to us. The replacement for the Aventador will be a plug-in hybrid, leaving behind the purity of its V12s. Before that happens, the brand ensured that the latest model was the most powerful, with a displacement of 6.5 liters and delivering 10 CVs more than the previous top-of-the-range Aventador, the Aventador SVJ.
More than eight models derived from the Aventador were made, and 10 unique ones such as the Centenario and the Veneno. While it may have sold just over half of what the Lamborghini Huracan has sold so far in nearly double the time, its role as a halo car for the Lamborghini brand cannot be underestimated. Such was its success that the number of Aventadors sold is greater than the sum of all other V12 models in the long history of the brand.
58 years of pure V12 history say goodbye to us, although hybridization is going to be the bare minimum and we can still enjoy V12
“The Lamborghini Aventador was a game changer at its launch and Lamborghini’s flagship model for 11 years of production,” said Lamborghini CEO Winkelmann. “The V12 engine has been part of Lamborghini’s heritage since the early days of the company; the beating heart of models from Miura to Diablo, Countach to Murcielago”.
780 hp and a torque of 720 Nm, move the last of its lineage, the Lamborghini LP 780-4 Ultimae , It does it from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and reaches 355 km/h, which makes it in the fastest Aventador in history. 350 coupés and 250 roadsters have been built, each numbered and offered in a range of unique colors. One of the most striking options is two-tone gray with red accents for contrast, while the roadster was available with an exposed carbon fiber roof option.
The last Lamborghini LP 780-4 Ultimae built has been blue and gray with white upholstery, and this rare combination is hardly surprising, as Lamborghini says that 85% of Lamborghini Aventadors were custom ordered. This means that Aventador buyers bought their cars to enjoy and wanted them to be unique. Over 200 different colors and unique finishes have been painted on the various Aventador variants since it entered production in 2011.
The last 600 units are numbered and a lot of customization has been offered to make them unique.
But this supercar was not developed as a mere statue, to be seen, it was designed for performance, passing through the Nürburgring in 2015 and setting the fastest time for a production vehicle, 6 minutes, 59 seconds, and 75 hundredths. This time was set with the SV variant, but it was taken away and Lamborghini responded in 2018 with the Aventador SVJ stopping the clock in 6 minutes, 44 seconds, and 97 hundredths.
The model has served as the basis for its evolution to a plug-in hybrid, adapting its carbon fiber monocoque chassis to house the mechanics that will move its successor. Unfortunately, the pure V12 leaves the production line with the latest Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae and will end up leaving us with 100% electric sports cars at some point. As long as we can we will enjoy the piercing scream of the V12, what is coming may be better, faster, and more ecological, but I am sure that it will have lost some of its purity.