The Lamborghini Aventador has been around for almost a decade when it first launched back in 2012, around the same time as the Olympic Games. It took the world by storm; the Aventador was more than just a car. It was Lamborghini’s signature dish, the fire breathing V12 monsters. What a machine it was; we’ve seen many variations of the Aventador, the Roadster, the S, the SV and the SVJ. However, as Lamborghini announced, this last hooray will be the last and final pure V12 monster that they will produce. They’ve called it the Ultimae (Ultimate), which I would call a fitting title.
The performance figures have only been slightly altered from the standard Aventador, producing 769 bhp from its 6.5 litre V12 and 531 lb-ft of torque, which matches the SVJ. The successor has been confirmed to pack a V12 hybrid setup. The firm further suggested that all future Lamborghinis will follow an electric setup instead of combustion engines. Acceleration is achieved in the usual range of around 2.8 seconds and going onto a top speed of 221 mph, making it the fastest road-going Aventador.
The exterior design features of the Aventador Ultimae aren’t that much different from the standard cars, with only minor cosmetic changes. Following a twin exhaust system as one found on the Huracan Evo and a slightly altered design layout of the front bumper, though in retrospect, it does take the best design features of both the Aventador S and the SVJ. They show that the final model brings in all the best qualities from the Aventador range from the past.
The numbers will be limited with around 350 coupes and 250 roadsters being manufactured with their unique plaque also be placed. The estimated starting price for this limited edition variant will be about £400,000, making it quite the collector’s item.
To bring it all in, it is rather sad to see this day come. Like in my previous article about the 2022 Audi RS3, manufacturers are slowly edging out of combustion engines and opting for more polar bear friendly electric cars. This means that we may only ever see these beautiful machines in history books, museums and car shows in the future.
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