Lambo V12 Bows Out with Ultimae Edition

Lambo V12 Bows Out with Ultimae Edition

It’s the end of an era at Lamborghini as it ends Aventador production with a run-out model – which will also be its very last naturally aspirated V12. Making its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae offers SVJ levels of performance but with a more understated look.

The V12 engine has been tuned to deliver 780hp, some 10hp more than the SVJ. Peak power arrives at 8500rpm and four-wheel drive is standard, enabling acceleration to 62mph in 2.8 seconds and to 124mph in 8.7 seconds, with a top speed of 208mph. With a dry weight of 1550kg, the coupe weighs 25kg less than the Aventador S.

Offered in both closed-roof and open-top forms, the Ultimae has a specific front bumper designed to increase downforce. There’s also extra airflow for better cooling, plus a lightweight rear bumper, too. The active rear wing has three distinct positions depending on car speed and drive mode selected.

Production of the LP 780-4 Ultimae will be limited to a numbered series of 350 coupes and 250 roadsters. Pricing has not been confirmed but is thought to be in excess of £400,000.

Lamborghini’s V12 engine will live on in the Aventador’s successor, due next year, but it will have a hybrid system added as the company embarks on an electrified future.

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