Top Gear published December 17, 2011 and it seems like yesterday!
The Lamborghini Aventador has bowed out of production with the completion of the last LP 780-4 Ultimae, which is also the brand’s last pure-V12 production car. This brings to an end the model’s 11-year run. According to the press release, the last Lamborghini Aventador ever made is a custom order LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster finished in a special blue color. The supercar is headed to Switzerland.
Launched at the 2011 Geneva motor show, the Aventador is Lamborghini’s most popular V-12 model to date, having generated eight variants, not counting low-volume specials and sales of 11,465 units across the globe. That’s more than the combined sales figures of all previous V-12 models.
“The Lamborghini Aventador was a game-changer at its launch, and the flagship Lamborghini model for 11 years of production,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Aventador is a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology, with an exceptional package of unique, innovative technologies and performance that is simply overwhelming.”
Lamborghini made sure the final model was the most powerful, with the 6.5-litre unit producing 10 bhp more than in the previous range-topping Aventador, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, sending 769 bhp (780PS, hence the name) to both axles. The limited edition Aventador Ultimae.
THIS is how the Lamborghini Aventador should be remembered in SVJ guise on Jul 26, 2018 when they took everyone by surprise and smashed the Nurburgring production lap record in 6.44:97 minutes and seconds with that gorgeous naturally aspirated V12 singing and dancing at the redline.
'You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you ARE somebody."- Frank Sinatra.