The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae is here to mark the end of an era. Or, in the words of CEO Stephan Winkelmann, you can consider it a “celebration of the iconic V12 super sports car and combustion engine in a final production model”.
Set to be produced in limited numbers (as in 350 coupes and 250 roadsters) the LP 780-4 Ultimae is the final Aventador edition, and to ensure it has the most fitting send-off, it also happens to be the most powerful. Featuring an upgraded version of the SVJ’s 6,5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, the Ultimae boasts outputs of 574 kW at 8 500 r/min and 720 N.m from 6 750 r/min, making it Lamborghini’s most potent non-hybrid road car. 0-100 km/h comes up in just 2,8 seconds and the top speed is listed at 355 km/h.
Built around an extremely rigid and lightweight carbon fibre monocoque, and making extensive use of carbon fibre for the body, the new edition weighs just 1 500 kg. In fact, the coupe version is a cool 25 kg lighter than the Aventador S.
The LP 780-4 Ultimae also boasts a unique aerodynamic exterior package, which includes a model-specific front bumper as well as a rear wing that forms part of the active aero system. Of course, rear-wheel steering and permanent all-wheel drive are part of the deal here too.
“The Aventador LP 780-4 denotes the final, purest, timeless naturally-aspirated production V12 Lamborghini,” Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said. “It delivers the essential twelve-cylinder experience in terms of inimitable design, engineering solutions and the most emotive driving experience, and is the definitive Aventador concluding an extraordinary era.
“It is the last of its kind: it delivers the maximum power and conclusive performance expected from Lamborghini’s current V12 engine, combined with our inimitable flagship’s design DNA. The Aventador was destined to become a classic from launch, and the Aventador LP 780-4 is the most beautiful expression of timeless design and technical solutions in a final edition: Ultimae.”