A final salute to the 6.5-liter Lamborghini V12
By now, it's already known that Lamborghini is transitioning into its electrified era, but it seems they can't simply let go of their glorious naturally-aspirated V12 without a proper send-off.
After the last Aventador rolled off the factory line last September as its final production non-hybrid V12, Bologna has come up with two one-off supercars – the Invencible coupe and the Autentica roadster, bidding arrivederci to the 6.5-liter V12, once and for all.
Built in the same carbon fiber monocoque structure from the Aventador, both supercars were designed in the Lamborghini Centro Stile, reflecting some of the signature design cues sported by special Raging Bulls in the past that were powered by unassisted V12s.
Despite being road-legal supercars, the two special models reflect a distinct character that makes them sit right at home on a race track. Both the Invincible coupe and Autentica roadster have the Essenza SCV12's imposing front end, the hexagonal intakes inspired by the Sesto Elemento, and the Veneno's extreme aerodynamic appendages.
Inside, both supercars sport a minimalist dashboard that has 3D-printed air vents in a hexagonal shape. Built with an emphasis on driving enjoyment, the dash doesn't have any screens except for the driver's instrument panel.
The Invencible coupe is finished in Rosso Efesto, a tone of red highlighted by black carbon accents. Like Lamborghini's current track cars, the Invencible has an aggressive rear spoiler with swan-style mounting brackets and integrated hexagon shapes.
Meanwhile, the Autentica roadster is colored in Grigio Titans contrasted by bright yellow pinstriping accents. To distinguish the roadster from the coupe, the Autentica has a smaller rear wing between its two fins.
As a final salute to the naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12, the Invencible and Autentica's engine has been tuned by Lamborghini to produce 780 PS and 720 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed gearbox built by ISR and delivers power to all four wheels. In addition, it also has four-wheel steering courtesy of Lamborghini's Dynamic Steering system.
The Italian marque did not disclose details regarding the price tag of these two one-off supercars. But since the two embody the closing of a chapter in Lamborghini's rich history, expect that the bespoke units will fetch a huge amount of dough, maybe even more than the hybrid flagship Lamborghini that's coming real soon.