The final fight for this naturally aspirated V12 raging bull.
The time has come for the Lamborghini Aventador. Launched back in 2011, the V12-powered supercar's decade-long lifespan is about to come to an end, but not before Lamborghini gives it the farewell it rightly deserves. The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae consists of, according to the company, "the purest features of all Aventador editions into a perfect finale." It blends the very best performance traits of the SVJ and the sophistication of the S.
That translates to 769 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque, directed to all four wheels through the familiar seven-speed automatic gearbox. It's truly an amazing machine and it's currently having its public debut at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Trust us, it looks even better in the flesh compared to last week's photos from Lamborghini.
The coupe version is now on display, finished in the stunning two-tone gray-on-gray with red Rosso Mimir accents. Bear in mind that not only is this the last Aventador variant but also the final incarnation of the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. The forged Silver Dianthus 20-/21-inch wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber.
And yes, this thing is wicked fast. Try 0-62 mph in only 2.8 seconds, 0-124 in 8.7 seconds, and a top speed of 220 mph. You'll blaze past mostly everything on the road. From this point onward, Lamborghini will be adding some form of electrification to its V12, though the engine itself will forgo turbochargers, unlike Ferrari.
The result will be an NA twelve-cylinder combustion engine with hybrid assist. The Lamborghini Sian, revealed last year, provided an early preview of what's to come. We can hardly wait, but Lamborghini continues to remain sworn to secrecy regarding all aspects of the Aventador's successor. The Sian very likely provides some styling clues but its 48-volt e-motor supercapacitor won't be revived. Instead, the next flagship will have a more traditional hybrid tech setup.
But for right now, the Aventador Ultimae is in the spotlight and there's a very good chance all 350 examples (250 roadsters are also planned) will be sold out very soon, if not already.