Lamborghini has announced the end of production of the Aventador super sports car that first came into life in 2011, and sadly, this also marks the end of the road for the iconic naturally-aspirated V12 engine.
As a manner of celebrating the departure of the V12 sports car, Lamborghini is introducing the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae (no, that’s not a typo) in coupe and roadster configurations. Only 350 coupes and 250 roadsters will be built.
The final Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae uses a 6.5-litre V12 naturally aspirated engine that gushes out 574 kW of power and 720 Nm of torque. The Italian marque claims it accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds before hitting the limited top speed at 355 km/h.
The transmission comes courtesy of a 7-speed automatic transmission that sends all that power to both axles.
Lamborghini engineers have increased aerodynamic load on the front by fitting a specific bumper, splitter and radiator cooling. The rear is fitted with a lightweight bumper.
There are new exterior and interior colour palette options for the new Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae. No less than 18 colours are offered as standard while buyers can also access a list of more than 300 hues via the brand’s Ad Personam.
From launch, the Aventador coupe comes in a two-tone, grey-on-grey configuration while the roadster’s roof can be had with visible carbon fibre. The Aventador Ultimae Roadster is launched in Blu Tawaret and Blu Nethuns with the roof panels in high gloss black carbon fibre.
It rides on a set of standard Silver Dianthus 20” and 21” forged alloys while Dianthus, Leiron and Nireo in bronze, black and titanium can be had as options. The optional alloys are shod with Pirelli PZero Corsa tyres.
The brake callipers are painted in silver as standard and can be further customised by a range of optional hues.
Inside, it is fitted with black leather and Alcantara-base materials that feature stitching and trim in a complementary grey to the exterior, with ‘Y’ seat inserts in black Alcantara. Each Aventador gets a distinct number (001 of 350/250) embroidered in the A-pillar driver dashboard area.
There are customisable TFT digital dashboard displays as well Apple CarPlay connectivity. For those seeking to take the Aventador to the track, Lamborghini offers the telemetry system.
The limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador will make a worldwide virtual premier as well as its physical debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
While it's not clear how many of these special vehicle will make their way to SA, it will be priced at R9,600,000 for the Coupe while the Roadster will set you back R10,600,000.