Lamborghini’s best-selling V12 says farewell
Last car is a 780-4 Ultimae Roadster in custom blue
Is it a vent? Is it a door? All we know is that it’s gone. The very last Lamborghini Aventador has left the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Marking the end of the V12 monster’s era, and possibly the last naturally aspirated and unassisted series production V12 that Lamborghini will ever make.
The Aventador was launched in 2011 as the LP 700-4. Since then, eight different models and 11,465 vehicles have left the plant. That’s more cars than all of Lamborghini‘s other V12 models added together.
Very last to leave the line is an Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster. Painted in a special Ad Personam custom light blue, it’s bound for a customer in Switzerland. Appropriate for a car whose time has run out.
Over the years, horsepower climbed from the original 690 hp through 730, 740, 760, and finally 770. That’s the S, SV, SVJ, and Ultimae, respectively. There were special editions including the 50 Anniversario in 2013, the Pirelli Edition in 2014, and the Miura Homage of 2016.
Then there were the ultra-special models, which were based on the Aventador though very highly modified. We’re talking about cars like the four-of Veneno, the one-off Centenario, and the company’s first hybrid sports car the Sian FKP 37.
There truly are too many of these beasts to mention, just part of why it is such an icon. Farewell Aventador, and keep chasing that red cape.
We can’t wait to find out what’s next.