The Aventador arrived at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Ten years on, it has come to the end of its commercial life and recognised as being the most successful V12 supercar from Santa’Agata Bolognese; the Aventador Ultimae is the last iteration. Deliveries will continue through 2022, but the order book is firmly closed.
The Aventador was the successor to the Murcielago (produced between 2001 and 2009), including its naturally aspirated V12 engine.
From 2011 to 2016, 5,000 LP700-4 cars, a mix of Coupe and Roadster, were produced. In 2016, the Aventador S, also in Coupe and Roadster format, replaced them.
During that period (2015-2017), Lamborghini produced limited numbers of the Aventador SV Coupe and Roadster.
The S variant was the entry model from 2016; Lamborghini continued to offer several limited models. A year after the SV production ended, in 2018, the Aventador SVJ was introduced. The SVJ coupe was limited to 900 units, while the roadster was limited to 800 units. There was also an SVJ 63 coupe and SVJ 63 roadster, each limited to 63 units worldwide.
The Ultimae produces 769hp compared with the original Aventador, which delivered 690hp. The Ultimae coupe is limited to 350 motor cars and the roadster version, 250 cars worldwide.
There are outstanding orders awaiting build and delivery for the Ultimae, Countach LPI800-4 and the SCV12.
There has been a raft of ‘specials’ including Pirelli Edition, 50th Anniversario, Aventador J, Miura Hommage, Veneno, Centenario, Sian and Essenza SCV12.
The end of a spectacular era, the ‘new’ Aventador is expected in 2023. The general feeling is that a naturally aspirated V12 engine will be used, albeit with a mild hybrid to assist.