Automobili Lamborghini has officially announced today the end of production of its flagship V12 supercar. The Lamborghini Aventador has reached the end of its life after 11 years in production–marking the end of the brand’s non-electrified V12 supercar. It is expected, after all, that the successor to the Aventador will be a V12 hybrid supercar.
The final Lamborghini Aventador to roll off the assembly line is an Ultimae Roadster special edition model–the ultimate and final expression of Lamborghini’s flagship supercar. The Ultimae Roadster is destined to an owner in Switzerland and is painted in a special light blue color from the brand’s bespoke Ad Personam personalization program.
Being the Ultimae special edition model, its 6.5-liter V12 engine produces 769 horsepower, way more than the 690 horsepower that the original Aventador LP700-4 produced when it was revealed in 2011. Speaking of its engine, the Aventador’s V12 motor is only the second all-new engine that the company created from scratch throughout its history, making it a technological marvel in itself.
Other technical achievements that the Aventador showcased include its F1-style pushrod suspension and its 7-speed single-clutch automated manual that utilizes what Lamborghini calls their Independent Shifting Rod (ISR). While the ISR doesn’t shift as fast as today’s dual-clutch transmissions, it was about as fast as any single-clutch transmission could ever achieve.
The Aventador isn’t any more considered modern (though by no means outdated) by today’s standards, but 11 years ago, it was a huge technical leap for Lamborghini. Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said at its launch:
“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.”
All-in-all, 11,465 Lamborghini Aventadors were produced and 10 one-off and special edition models were comissioned. Two of those special models–the Sián FKP 37 and Countach, will serve as a canvas for the future of the Aventador. Both Aventador-based models came with a V12 that was matched to a mild-hybrid electric powertrain, which will pale in comparison to the Aventador successor’s more powerful electric motors and bigger battery.
The Lamborghini Aventador will always be remembered as the pinnacle of the brand’s non-electrified V12 era, and thus, the Aventador will hold a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts.
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