An era is over: the last Lamborghini Aventador has now been built and delivered. About a month ago, it was Jaguar that said goodbye to the gasoline engine, then Rolls Royce released its electric Spectre, and now it’s time for Lamborghini to take the next step towards supercar electrification.
Well, almost, because even though the brand has decided to electrify its entire model portfolio, it will start with hybrids. So the classic lamborghini rumble will live on for a few more years, if that’s any consolation. Fully electric models will wait until the second half of the 2020s.
Lamborghini Aventador – supersportbilen
The last Lamborghini Aventor has rolled out of Automobili Lamborghini in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
In 2011, the first Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 was presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The model name was logical: 700 horsepower, permanent four-wheel drive and the engine positioned ‘longitudinale posteriore’ – in the ‘longitudinal rear position’. Already the following year a version with an open roof was presented, thanks to lightweight carbon fiber roof panels, which could be removed and stored under the front hood.
The Aventador was equipped with a new V12, designed and developed in-house by Lamborghini. The new 6.5-liter V12 delivered 700 horsepower at 8,250 rpm, allowing 0-100 in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h. An automatic ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) gearbox generated shifts in 50 milliseconds.
Both the technical and design development of the Aventador took place at the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, starting with a blank piece of white paper. While its predecessor was built around a tubular steel frame, the Aventador was the first Lamborghini to use a steel frame. monocoque in carbon fiber. This central part of the car, which houses the cabin, weighed just 147.5 kilograms. Despite its low weight, the strong carbon fiber ensured high torsional stability, benefiting the further development of the car’s driving dynamics.
Over the years, there have been eight different versions of the Lamborghini Aventador and a total of 11,465 examples have been produced and delivered to customers worldwide. The Aventador has won numerous awards, featured in films and video games, and entertained both owners and fans, adults and children alike.
It’s clear that Lamborghini got it right with the Aventador: more were produced than all of Lamborghini’s previous V12 models combined. In its fifth year of production, the factory delivered 5,000 units, matching the total production of the Lamborghini Murciélago. In September 2022, the factory reached the next milestone when the 10,000th Aventador was delivered.
LP 780-4 Ultimae: The final version
The final version of the Aventador was launched in summer 2021 – the 780-horsepower Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae. The entire production run – 350 coupes and 250 roadsters – was sold out shortly after the presentation.
The very last example to roll out was a Roadster. With the help of Lamborghini’s Ad Personam department, the Swiss buyer has been inspired by the color scheme of the historic 1968 Miura Roadster. The open-top version of the legendary model was only built in a single example, and was presented by Bertone as a design concept that never went into series production.
The classic’s blue exterior and white interior are echoed in the final example, painted in Azzuro Flake with silver contrasts and a cabin in Bianco Leda leather. A worthy farewell for a super sports car.