The Lamborghini Aventador came into this world all the way back in 2011.The successor to the iconic Murcielago, the Aventador has now reached an important milestone as it nears a decade in production, with Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata facility having rolled out the 10,000th unit of the flagship V12 supercar.
- · 10,000th Lamborghini Aventador is an SVJ Roadster
- · Production milestone reached in nine years
- · Aventador successor to have a hybrid V12 powertrain
Lamborghini Aventador: A look at the 10,000th example
The 10,000th Lamborghini Aventador produced is an SVJ Roadster, rocking a grey-and-red paint scheme.The SVJ Roadster’s interior – finished in red and black – has been customised by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam division. The milestone car is headed to a buyer based in Thailand.
Interestingly, while the Aventador – being the pinnacle of Lamborghini’s model range – took nine years to reach the 10,000-unit production milestone, the Lamborghini Urus – now the primary sales driver for the company- reached the same milestone in just two years’ time. The V10-engined Lamborghini Huracan became the brand’s most successful model till date late last year, surpassing the Gallardo (14,022 units produced in ten years) in just five years’ time.
A look back at the journey of the Lamborghini Aventador
The Aventador made its world premiere at the Geneva motor show in 2011 as the LP700-4 Coupé, a full-blooded replacement for the Murcielago. It brought in a lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque, pushrod suspension, a 700hp, 6.5-litreV12 engine and a 7-speed, automated single-clutch gearbox.
Over the years, Lamborghini expanded the Aventador family by introducing S, Super Veloce (SV) and SVJ versions of its flagship model, each available, as was the LP700-4, in coupé or roadster form. The Aventador was also the base for a string of special-edition models such as the J Roadster, Veneno, Centenario, SC18 Alston and most recently, the Sián FKP37.
What the future holds for the Lamborghini Aventador
Having been around for as long as it has, the Lamborghini Aventador is due to be replaced by an all-new model in the time to come. Lamborghini has previously confirmed the Aventador’s successor will have a hybrid V12 powertrain. Another key detail is the Aventador’s replacement will ditch the 7-speed ISR gearbox in favour of a new dual-clutch automatic, as a DCT is “more suitable” for an electrified powertrain, according to Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer Maurizio Reggiani.
What Lamborghini has also confirmed is while it is working on a hybrid version of the Urus, it won’t invest in a second SUV model, and would instead prefer adding a fourth – and completely new – model line to its range.
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