Lamborghini Just Sold Its Final Aventador
The Aventador has been Lamborghini’s flagship supercar since 2011. It is a mid-engine coupe built around an all-new, 770 horsepower V12. This year, Lamborghini announced it has an Aventador replacement in the works. Then, last month, the company added that every last 2022 Lamborghini Aventador in the works is already spoken for. If you dream of owning this piece of automotive history, you will have to buy one used.
The Lamborghini Aventador is getting canceled
Lamborghini first unveiled the Aventador at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and delivered the first customer cars by the end of the year. While previous V12 Lamborghinis had used an evolution of the same engine, the Aventador received an all-new powerplant, originally rated at 690 horsepower.
In the last ten years, Lamborghini has built many special editions of the car. These include the Aventador J, the Dreamliner Edition, the 50th Anniversario, the Pirelli Edition, and the Miura Hommage. The company also built several one-offs based on the Aventador. These include the Lamborghini Centenario, Veneno, Essenza, and Lamborghini’s SCV13 track-day toy. Builders improved on the car with customs such as the famous wide-body Aventador.
Sales of the Aventador have been incredibly consistent. In the first five years of production, Lamborghini sold 5,000 Aventadors; in the next five years of production, Lamborghini sold an additional 5,000 units for a total of 10,000 Aventadors. Then, in July 2021, Lamborghini announced it would be replacing the Aventador with an all-new supercar. But first, the company unveiled a final special edition of the Aventador.
Lamborghini’s already sold all 2022 Lamborghini Aventador Ultimaes it will make
In mid-2021, Lamborghini reported plans to end the Aventador. But the supercar company promised its flagship would go out with a bang. It unveiled the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae. This supercar is the final, or ultimate, Aventador.
The same proprietary V12 built for the first Aventador powers the 2022 Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae. But, after a decade of technical improvement, the 6.5-Liter engine now makes 770 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. In addition, it redlines at a dizzying 8,500 RPM.
Lamborghini claims it will cut the weight of the Ultimae edition down to 3,417 pounds. As a result, it will accelerate to 62 MPH (100KM/H) in 2.8 seconds. Additionally, its top speed will be 221 MPH.
The company will build the Ultimae, also known as the LP789, as both a coupe and a convertible (roadster). When the automaker announced the special edition in July 2012, it limited orders to 250 roadsters and 350 coupes. By November 2021, Lamborghini admitted every last Aventador in the works has been sold.
The is fighting to put a V12 in the Aventador’s replacement
The world seems to be pivoting away from internal combustion. Many automakers are pledging to end combustion car sales by some future date, often 2030 or 2035. Ferrari unveiled its first hybrid in 2013. Lamborghini, on the other hand, is fighting to put an internal combustion V12 in its Aventador replacement.
“I believe what we sell is emotion, and part of that emotion comes from the sound of the engine…For us, it’s fundamental to continue to use a V12 engine.”Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s Chief Technology Officer
When the European Union proposed a ban on new combustion vehicles by 2035, Italy sought an exemption for its boutique manufacturers: Ferrari and Lamborghini.
What Lamborghini has vowed is to reduce C02 emissions 50% by 2025. To this end, the Italian automaker is engineering the third all-new V12 in its history. It intends to put this new powerplant in the Aventador’s successor. The company will pair the V12 with an electric motor and battery. The result is rumored to be a true plug-in hybrid.