Lamborghini Aventador history, powertrain, performance, replacement details


Lamborghini has concluded the production of the Aventador supercar with the completion of the last LP 780-4 Ultimae, which is also the brand’s last ICE-only V12 production car. The final Ultimae rolled off the production line in Sant’Agata, Italy marking an end to Aventador’s 11-year run. 

  • Final Ultimae model marks the end of Aventador’s production 
  • Aventador replacement will be a plug-in hybrid 
  • Hurácan and Urus will also follow electrified route 

The Aventador will be replaced by a plug-in hybrid supercar which will be revealed later this year. 

Ultimae is the last edition of the Aventador 

The final model that rolled off the production line was the supercar’s Ultimae version – the most powerful in the Aventador range, producing 10hp more than the Aventador SVJ for a total of 780hp. It also makes it the most powerful production Lamborghini. There is the Aventador-based Essenza SCV12 that makes 819hp but it is only meant for track use. 

The Ultimae’s peak torque of 720Nm is the SVJ but with a top speed of 356kph and a 0-100 time of just 2.8 seconds, the Aventador Ultimae edges ahead of the SVJ as the fastest road going Aventador. 

The production of the Ultimae was limited to 350 coupes and 250 roadsters – each sold with a numbered plaque and offered in a range of unique colours, and the roadsters could be specified with an exposed carbon fibre roof panel. The Ultimae was also subtly distinguished from other Aventadors by unique styling package which, according to Lamborghini, took the best components of the Aventador S and SVJ. 

Aventador replacement to have a hybrid V12 

The Aventador’s plug-in hybrid replacement will be a stepping stone to pure electric Lamborghini models coming in the future. The Hurácan and Urus will also be electrified and an all electric model will be introduced in the second half of this decade. 

The plug-in hybrid will still be paired to a large capacity V12, in line with the company boss Stephan Winkelmann’s commitment to the emotional appeal of its supercars. 

Looking back at the Aventador 

The Aventador made its debut at the Geneva motor show as a replacement for the Murcielago. Since then, Lamorghini has expanded the Aventador range by introducing S, Super Veloce (SV), SVJ and Ultimae models, each available, like the original model, in both coupe and roadster guises. The Aventador also gave rise to several special edition models like the Aventador J, Veneno, Centenario and the Sián FKP37.

The Aventador was launched in India soon after its global debut. You can read one of our early impressions of the Aventador here. More recently, we also drove the Aventador Ultimae in Italy and you can read or watch our video for its review. 

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