More than a decade after its launch, the LamborghiniAventador is bowing out with the limited-run LP 780-4 Ultimae edition, which is also Sant’Agata’s final pure-combustion V12 production car.
The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae gets design cues from the SVJ
It uses a 780hp, 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine
It can do the 0-100kph sprint in 2.8sec and go on to hit 356kph.
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae: what is it?
Appearing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lamborghini sees the Ultimae as “a celebration of the iconic V12 super-sports car and combustion engine in a final production model”.
As we reported earlier this year, Lamborghini’s venerable naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine will be used for a final time in the Aventador’s successor but with a hybrid powertrain element serving as a bridge to pure-electric Lamborghini models in the future.
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae: design
The Ultimae is subtly marked out from other Aventadors by way of a unique styling package that “takes the best components” of the S and SVJ. The 350 coupés and 250 roadsters – each sold with a numbered plaque – will be offered in a range of unique colour schemes, including a new grey-on-grey option with contrasting red trim elements, while the roadster can be specified with an exposed carbon-fibre roof panel.
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae: engine and performance
The 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine produces 10hp more in the LP 780-4 Ultimae than in the previous range-topping Aventador, the SVJ, sending 780hp (hence the name) to both axles, which means Lamborghini’s final pure-combustion V12 model is also its most powerful. The Aventador-based Essenza SCV12 produces 830hp but is limited to track use.
The Ultimae’s 720Nm peak torque matches the SVJ’s, with which it shares its power-to-weight ratio. But with a 0-100kph time of just 2.8sec and a top speed of 356kph, the Ultimae claims the crown as the fastest road-going Aventador.
Lamborghini Aventador: India plans
As far as the Indian market goes, the Italian supercar maker has not announced plans to bring the Aventador Ultimae to our market. However, Lamborghini does offer the Aventador S and has even launched the limited-edition Aventador SVJ in India.
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