It may not seem like it, but the Lamborghini Aventador has been in the market for over a decade now. The Raging Bull’s flagship V12 model debuted in February 2011 as the successor to the Murcielago. Soon, it will become the last naturally-aspirated, V12-powered Lamborghini model. To commemorate the Aventador's upcoming discontinuation, the Italian supercar building introduced a limited-edition send-off model.
Meet the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae.
The name “Ultimae” is Latin for “last”. It suits the model too since it is the final iteration of the V12-powered Aventador. Like its predecessors, it carries the name “LP 780-4”. This means its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 now produces 780 horsepower, making it slightly more powerful than the Nurburgring-record smashing Aventador SVJ. More numbers? The Ultimae weighs only 1,550 kg, making it lighter than the Aventador S. Power-to-weight is identical to the SJV, as well.
It may be old, but the Aventador isn’t slow even by today’s standard. Thanks to the power increase, the Ultimae can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and hit 200 km/h in 8.7 seconds. The top speed is rated at 355 km/h.
While it is more powerful than the SVJ, the Ultimate doesn’t have the aggressive aero to match. The visual changes on the Aventador Ultimae are quite subtle. The front bumper is all-new and features revised intake vents and splitter. At the rear, it adopts the same exhaust layout as the SVJ. Instead of a large wing, the Ultimae has an active spoiler. Considering how subtle the design changes are, you might even mistake the Ultimate for an Aventador fitted with aftermarket parts.
Being the send-off model for the Aventador, Lamborghini will offer 18 colors as standard. Can’t choose between those? Customers will also have the option to choose between 300 more through the company’s Ad Personam bespoke program.
A total of 700 units will be built globally; 350 coupes and 350 roadsters. Given that future Lamborghini models will all be hybridized by 2024, the Aventador Ultimae will be the last of its kind. We won’t be surprised if this run-off model sells out quickly.