It's Lamborghini's best-selling V12 model ever.
The Lamborghini Aventador represents everything we've always loved about this famous Italian marque. From its in-your-face styling to its epic naturally-aspirated V12 and its inflated price tag, it's totally excessive in all the right ways. It's not as attainable as the Huracan, isn't hybridized like the Sian, or practical like the Urus. It's the purest interpretation of the Italian marque's supercar expertise.
But soon, the Aventador's time in the limelight will come to an end. Lamborghini recently revealed the last incarnation of this supercar, the LP 780-4 Ultimae, and although the Aventador's successor will retain a V12, the Ultimae is the last to be free of electrification and forced induction. It's the perfect opportunity, then, to look back on the Aventador's magnificent run and some interesting facts you may not know about it.
It originally made its debut in 2011 as the Aventador LP 700-4, ushering in the first carbon fiber monocoque in a Lambo supercar. Notably, the Aventador has gone on to become the best-selling V12 Lamborghini ever. By September last year, 10,000 Aventadors had been sold; combined, its predecessors sold just over 7,000.
This also became the first Lamborghini with a customizable Driving Mode and the first with rear-steering wheels. The appropriately named EGO mode allows drivers to independently adjust the responses of the powertrain, steering, and suspension. The other main modes are Strada, Sport, and Corsa. With its jaw-dropping appearance, it's little surprise that the Aventador quickly became an automotive movie star too.
The popular Batman movie franchise turned to the Aventador for 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale. In previous Batman films, The Dark Knight and Batman Begins, the older Murcielago was used.
As for the new Ultimae LP 780-4, this 780-horsepower farewell to the Aventador will be highly prized in the months and years to come, with just 350 units planned. Yes, the supercar as we know it is on its last legs, but as with the Countach that continues to inspire half a century later, we have no doubt that the Aventador will continue to enthrall us long after the last one rolls out of the factory. We're not looking forward to that day.