After 11 years, the 11,465th Lamborghini Aventador has rolled off the line. Not only the last Aventador ever to be produced, the car is also Lamborghini’s last non-electrified naturally aspirated V12.
The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster will be heading to a customer in Switzerland, and has been painted in a special light blue color from Ad Personam, the brand’s personalization service. This end comes after production lines had to be restarted, and supply chains reconnected, following the loss of 15 examples after a car carrying ship sank in the Atlantic.
First introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, the Aventador LP 700-4 continued a long tradition for the brand. Powered by a new 6.5-liter, 60˚ V12, it joined the ranks of Lamborghini’s most famous, and best remembered, vehicles.
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“The Lamborghini Aventador was a game-changer at its launch, and the flagship Lamborghini model for 11 years of production,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Aventador is a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology, with an exceptional package of unique, innovative technologies and performance that is simply overwhelming.”
Over its lifetime, the Aventador would become more successful in terms of sales than all of Lamborghini’s previous V12 vehicles. After five years, it matched sales of the Murcielago with 5,000 units, and now it has sold more than all other V12 Lamborghinis combined.
“The V12 engine has been part of Lamborghini’s heritage since the company’s earliest days; the beating heart of models from Miura to Diablo, Countach to Murciélago,” said Winkelmann.
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It is appropriate, then, that this should be the last naturally aspirated V12 vehicle ever produced by the brand. It will not be its final V12, though. The brand’s next flagship supercar will receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain that is expected to combine electric motors with a V12. And, according to Winkelmann, it will continue where the Aventador left off.
“The Aventador captured Lamborghini’s competencies in design and engineering when it debuted in 2011, with Lamborghini values that are always at the center of company and product impetus: pure, futuristic design; benchmarking performance; and addressing technical challenges with innovation to produce the most emotive, class-leading super sports cars,” he said. “These principles are the very essence of the Lamborghini Aventador, and assure its timeless appeal.”