Farewell to the Aventador, but don’t worry – there’s another V12 Lamborghini on the way BUT LAMBO’S V12 WILL LIVE
Lamborghini has unveiled its farewell to the Aventador supercar: the Ultimae special edition, which will be limited to 600 examples (350 coupes and 250 roadsters).
The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae features a version of the maker’s legendary 6.5-litre mid-mounted V12 that sends
574KW to all four wheels; that's
30kW more than the Aventador S and 7kW more than the bonkers SVJ, making it the most powerful production Aventador of all time.
But contrary to popular opinion, the Ultimae won’t be the last new V12-powered Lamborghini. The Aventador’s as-yet unnamed successor, to be revealed later this year, will retain the naturally aspirated V12 engine in combination with hybrid technology, no doubt using lessons learned from last year’s limited-edition Sian.
Hybrid technology will make the powertrain more efficient, but it also allows Lamborghini to up the performance ante even further without resorting to turbocharging, keeping the V12 relatively “pure”.
There will also be a new Huracan V10 by 2025. But beyond those two forthcoming models, Lamborghini’s future will be largely electric.
In the meantime, the Ultimae can rocket to 100km/h in
2.8 seconds and top out at
It isn't as wild-looking as the SVJ, but benefits from subtle tweaks such as a new front splitter and rear diffuser, as well as the new twin-exit exhaust.