After a good eleven years, Lamborghini has stopped producing the super sports car. The last Aventador built is an LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster in a very special one-off configuration.
An era is coming to an end at the Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini. Production of the Aventador supercar was finally discontinued. The last Aventador to roll off the production line in Sant'Agata Bolognese was an Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster with a special light blue livery for a customer in Switzerland.
Final roadster as Miura Roadster homage
This Ultimae Roadster was not just the last model of this legendary series. The open LP 780-4 was also the last Italian car to roll off the assembly line with a purely naturally aspirated V12 engine. And if that wasn't enough special features, the Swiss customer also configured this roadster as a one-off model. Namely, as a homage to the unique Miura P400 Roadster, which was unveiled as a show car on the Bertone stand at the Brussels Motor Show in April 1968. This model was much more than a coupe with the roof removed: it was characterized by various modifications to obtain a solution of particular aesthetics and to ensure the necessary torsional rigidity of the chassis. It was painted in "Lamè Sky Blue Acrilico"; inside, Pelle Bianco (white) was used in combination with red carpet.
With its low roofline, large side air intakes, a flat windshield and the lack of additional glazing, it was very popular, but never went into production. Instead, the show car returned to Bertone after another presentation at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show and a test drive at Sant'Agata Bolognese. It was then sold to the International Lead-Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO). She replaced all components with zinc or lead parts where possible, painted the car olive green and gave it a green interior. It was renamed the ZN 75 and used as a demonstration vehicle. So it traveled the world to promote lead and zinc materials and was exhibited in various auto design centers. The zinc treatment, which protects against rust, is still considered mandatory for every new car today and can be directly linked to the work of the ZN 75. In 2008, after passing through the hands of various owners around the world, the ZN 75 was restored to its original roadster configuration. Completely in its original condition at the Brussels Motor Show, it was presented at the 2008 Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, where it took second place in the Lamborghini class.,
The final Aventador wears the specially designed shade of blue called Azzurro Flake.It replicates the unique color of the Miura, with the glitter effect revised for homologation reasons. The side skirts are finished in Grigio Liqueo (Grey) with a Nero Aldebaran (Black) pinstripe that extends from the front to the rear of the Aventador. They complement the visible carbon on the sills, the front splitter and the rear diffuser. The roadster's roof and engine cover are made of carbon fiber with a gloss black finish, a reminder that the original Miura roadster had no roof. Black air intakes and an additional painting of the front hood of the Aventador in Nero Aldebaran (black) replicate the black painted air scoop on the hood of the Miura. The tailpipes are matte black, while the Ultimae's rims are gloss silver with black brake calipers to mirror the Miura's original silver rims.
Inside, the Aventador wears leather in Bianco Leda (White), which is complemented by complementary Nero Aldebaran (Black) around the headrests. The minimalist dashboard is clad in Nero Ade (Black) Alcantara with Bianco Leda (White) stitching and features a unique embroidered Miura logo. The same Miura logo also adorns the side skirts, referencing the inspiration for this Aventador Ultimae.
Eight versions, one-offs and special series
The history of the Aventador began in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show with the premiere of the Aventador LP 700-4, a 700 hp and 690 Nm sports car with all-wheel drive and V12 naturally aspirated engine, with LP for the installation position of the engine is: Longitudinale Posteriore, i.e. longitudinal installation at the rear. The Aventador inherited the Murcielago . The name Aventador goes back to the fighting bull of the same name. In 1993, the bull Aventador was honored as particularly brave.,
In its entire model history, the Aventador had eight model variants and a total of 11,465 manufactured copies. This includes ten individual pieces as well as numerous special series. This makes it the brand's best-selling V12 model ever. Its numbers even exceed the total of all Lamborghini V12 models built to date. The Murcielago only had a total of around 5,000 units built. The heart of the Aventador was always a monocoque made of carbon fiber laminate in combination with the 6.5-liter V12. An automated manual transmission (ISR) always transmitted the drive torque to all four wheels. In addition to the coupe, there was also a roadster with removable roof sections on offer. Its scissor doors, which open upwards at the front, were characteristic.,
But the still nameless successor to the Aventador is already in the starting blocks. It will come in 2023 with a hybridized V12 drive train, with the V12 being installed longitudinally as a naturally aspirated mid-engine.,
The bull has done its duty, the bull can go.The Aventador is history at Lamborghini. The last model rolled off the assembly line. With the Aventador, the purely free-breathing V12 engine at Lamborghini also goes into the eternal hunting grounds. The Aventador successor is already available - but with a hybrid V12. With almost 11,500 units sold, the Aventador was the most successful Italian V12 model ever.