BOLOGNA: Automobili Lamborghini has ceased production of the Aventador.
The last one took the form of the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster in a special light blue Ad Personam colour destined for the Swiss market.
It represented the last naturally-aspirated V12 Lamborghini to be produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and marked the end of an era.
Lamborghini is due to unveil the Aventador successor in 2023, and it will sport an all-new V12 engine mated to an electric hybrid system. The new engine will be the third V12 from the Raging Bull.
It's possible the successor, currently under testing, could be named Revuelto as Lamborghini has filed a European trademark application for the word.
Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show in 2011 as the Aventador LP 700-4, its moniker described its 700 horsepower and permanent four-wheel drive, with the engine mounted longways at the rear - Longitudinale Posteriore - but the Aventador encapsulated so much more.
With a new Lamborghini V12 60°powerplant, developed entirely in-house, it encompassed significant new technologies, an extraordinary and timeless design and not least, breathtaking performance, the like of which had not been seen in a production super sports car.
Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelmann said at its launch that “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.”
The benchmarking characteristics described at its debut have endured throughout its life, over more than 8 model derivatives and 11,465 cars delivered to customers worldwide.
It has originated over 10 one-off and limited editions; set track records; won numerous awards; been the subject of artistic projects; featured in films and video games; and delighted owners, enthusiasts, children and media the world over with its design, performance,engine noise and driving emotions.
Lamborghini has sold more Aventadors than the sum of all its previous V12 models; in its fifth year the company delivered 5,000 units, matching the total number of Murciélago models produced, and delivering its 10,000th Aventador in September 2020.
The new 6.5 litre 12-cylinder engine, outputting 700hp at maximum 8,250rpm, delivered an astounding 0-100kph in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 350 kph.
With 690Nm of torque and a well-rounded torque curve, the Aventador’s pulling power, dynamism, aerodynamic efficiency and precision handling, set to the soundtrack of the V12 engine’s roar, has evolved to maintain the Aventador’s legendary status and appeal throughout its lifetime evolution.
A robotized, Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) single-shift transmission, chosen for its lightweight compactness and the most emotive shift, was unique in a road-going car and changed gear in just 50 milliseconds.
A pushrod suspension system inspired by Formula One was implemented in the super sports car, with a central ECU controlling electronic systems as well as the car’s set-up in terms of engine, transmission, differential, stability and steering via the unique drive mode selection system: Strada, Sport and Corsa.
The Aventador’s design, led by head of the Centro Stile Filippo Perini, delivered an aeronautically-inspired, dynamic, sculpted super sports car. Its taut lines, complex surfaces and juxtaposition of angles and surfaces, including the scissor doors reserved for V12 Lamborghinis, creating a timeless automotive design but more importantly, a powerful piece of enduring automotive art.
Every Aventador produced is considered a piece of art; with 85% of Aventadors featuring Ad Personam personalisation by their owners: more than 200 unique colours and trims have been created for the Aventador.
Topping its performance credentials are the two lap records taken at the notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife: the Aventador LP 750-4 SV clocked a sub-seven minute lap in 6:59:75 in 2015, with the Aventador SVJ reclaiming the record for Lamborghini in 2018, with a time of 6:44.97.