Lamborghini has officially slain its biggest, baddest bull.
Production of the Aventador has ended after 11 years and a total of 11,465 cars built. Based on units built, the Aventador was more successful than the Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago combined.
The supercar, which debuted at the Geneva motor show in 2011, has spawned more than eight derivatives and more than 10 one-off or ultra-limited editions over the course of its life.
“The Lamborghini Aventador was a game-changer at its launch, and the flagship Lamborghini model for 11 years of production,” said Stephan Winkelmann, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
“The Aventador captured Lamborghini’s competencies in design and engineering when it debuted in 2011, with Lamborghini values that are always at the centre of company and product impetus: pure, futuristic design; benchmarking performance; and addressing technical challenges with innovation to produce the most emotive, class-leading super sports cars,” he said.
“These principles are the very essence of the Lamborghini Aventador, and assure its timeless appeal.”
What comes next isn’t 100 per cent clear, but we know the Aventador successor will feature a new, naturally-aspirated V12 engine mated with a hybrid system.
According to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, the new V12 will sound “amazing”.
The final Aventador is an Ultimae Roadster finished in a light blue Ad Personam (individually commissioned) colour, and is destined for the Swiss market.
The Ultimae special is designed to farewell the Aventador by combining the best of the more luxurious Aventador S with the all-out, Nürburgring-blasting Aventador SVJ.
As you’d expect, it’s fast. The 100km/h sprint takes 2.8 seconds, the 200km/h sprint takes 8.7 seconds, and the hardtop will do 355km/h given a long enough stretch of road.
Power comes from a naturally-aspirated V12 engine making 574kW and 720Nm, sent to all four wheels through the same single-clutch automated manual transmission as before.
That’s up 7kW on the SVJ and almost 30kW on the Aventador S, neither of which you’d call slow.
Lamborghini has also used more carbon fibre to shed 25kg from the coupe’s kerb weight, and has recalibrated the all-wheel drive system to send more power to the rear axle. This Aventador might be a bit of a handful…
Compared to the ‘regular’ Aventador, the Ultimae has a unique front bumper that takes inspiration from the range-topping SVJ, unique colour combinations, and a new range of interior options to set it apart.
The car rides on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.
Just 350 coupes and 250 convertibles have been built, and it was offered around the world… with the exception of China, South Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, and Chile.