Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae edition bows out with 573kW

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Aventador Ultimae final 11More than a decade after its launch, the Lamborghini Aventador is bowing out with the limited-run LP 780-4 Ultimae edition, which is also Sant’Agata’s final pure-combustion V12 production car.

Appearing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Ultimae is described as “a celebration of the iconic V12 super-sports car and combustion engine in a final production model”.

Aventador Ultimae final 10As reported by Automotive Daily earlier this year, Lamborghini’s venerable naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine will be used for a final time in the Aventador’s successor but with a hybrid powertrain element serving as a bridge to pure-electric Lamborghini models in the future.

Aventador Ultimae final 14The 6.5-litre unit produces 7.5kW more in the LP 780-4 Ultimae than in the previous range-topping Aventador, the SVJ, sending 573kW (780PS, hence the name) to both axles, which means Lamborghini’s final pure-combustion V12 model is also its most powerful. The Aventador-based Essenza SCV12 produces 610kW but is limited to track use.

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The Ultimae’s 720Nm peak matches the SVJ’s, with which it shares its power- to-weight ratio. But with a 0-100km/h time of just 2.8sec and a top speed of 355km/h, the Ultimae claims the crown as the fastest road-going Aventador.

Aventador Ultimae final 2The Ultimae is subtly marked out from other Aventadors by way of a unique styling package that “takes the best components” of the S and SVJ.

Aventador Ultimae final 7The 350 coupés and 250 roadsters – each sold with a numbered plaque – will be offered in a range of unique colour schemes, including a new grey-on-grey option with contrasting red trim elements, while the roadster can be specified with an exposed carbonfibre roof panel.

Prices for the run-out Aventador model have yet to be revealed.

Felix Page

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