The new Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae has been unveiled and it will serve as the Italian supercar brand’s last hurrah for their flagship pure V12 supercar after a 10-year production run. A new flagship Lamborghini supercar will soon be unveiled, but this time, the V12 engine will be mated to an electric motor. Yes, in response to ever-stricter emissions regulations, Lamborghini’s next flagship will most likely be a hybrid.
Lamborghini made sure that its final pure V12 supercar will be sent off with a bang, and as a result, its 6.5-liter V12 engine now produces 770 hp and 720 Nm of torque, 10 hp more than the SVJ, which used to be the pinnacle of the Aventador range. With a redline of 8,700 RPM, Lamborghini’s last pure V12 supercar will have a distinct sound that can’t be replicated by any electrified supercar out there.
Weight saving measures have also been implemented in the Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae. The car now weighs 25 kg less than the Aventador S, which may not sound like much, but combined with the 7-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission that’s capable of shifting gears in as fast as 50 milliseconds, 0-100 kph in now achieved in just 2.8 seconds. There is also a convertible model, which is slower by just 0.1 seconds, though top speed for both body styles is the same at 355 kph.
Aiding handling for the Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae is its magnetic pushrod suspension, rear wheel steering, carbon ceramic brakes, just to name a few.
Though the Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae packs more performance than even the SVJ, its styling isn’t as aggressive as the aforementioned variant. Instead, designers wanted their final Aventador to feature a more timeless and restrained styling. The new front bumper is similar in design to the Aventador S, but it features some of the active aerodynamics from other variants such as the active front splitter and intake.
The rear spoiler is also electronically variable with three positions: closed, ‘maximum performance’ and ‘maximum handling’ – dependent on speed and the drive mode selected, optimizing the car’s overall balance and working with vortex generators created in the front and rear of the chassis’ underside to maximize air flow and assist with brake cooling.
The interior of the Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae remains largely unchanged, though exclusive to this model are seats with a laser-cut “Y” pattern. Keeping with the restrained theme, the seats are comfort-oriented rather than the lightweight bucket seats found in the SVJ. The infotainment system is still the same as before, though it gets Apple CarPlay but no Android Auto. A telematics system is available as an option for drivers to monitor data while on the race track.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae will make its public debut at the Good Festival Of Speed this July 8 to 11, while PGA Cars, the official distributor of Lamborghini in the Philippines, is welcome in taking orders of this final pure V12 supercar.