A final Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster destined for the Swiss market is the last purely naturally-aspirated V12 Lamborghini to be produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese, marking the end of an era.
The following news is saddening for sure, especially if you're a fan of Lamborghini's iconic V12. The Italian supercar maker has formally announced the end of production of the Aventador, the brand's flagship V12 model. The final production unit, an LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster finished in a bespoke light blue Ad Personam colour, is headed to the Swiss market, thus marking the end of an era.
'The Aventador was a game-changer at its launch, and the flagship Lamborghini model for 11 years of production,' says Stephan Winkelmann (Chairman & CEO – Automobili Lamborghini). 'The V12 engine has been part of Lamborghini’s heritage since the company’s earliest days; the beating heart of models from Miura to Diablo, Countach to Murciélago. 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 the 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. These principles are the very essence of the Lamborghini Aventador, and assure its timeless appeal.'
What makes the Aventador one of Lamborghini's most commercially successful cars to date? Well, the brand sold more Aventadors than the sum of all its previous V12 models! In its fifth year, the company delivered 5,000 units of the Aventador, equivalent to the total number of Murciélago units ever produced, and in September 2020, the 10,000th Aventador rolled off the production line.
Over its 11-year lifespan, the original Aventador spawned more than eight model derivatives and in total, 11,465 cars were delivered to customers worldwide.
In June this year, the Aventador Ultimae Roadster made it to our shores, quickly followed by the coupé version in July.