Lamborghini\u2019s LP 780-4 Ultimae Is the Last Aventador the Company Is Making
Automobili Lamborghini is saying a final goodbye to its Avendator, and with some real oomph, calling the last model, the LP 780-4 Ultimae, “a celebration of the iconic V12 super sports car and combustion engine in a final production model, concentrating the purest features of all Aventador editions into a perfect finale.”
The company says the Aventador LP 780-4 harnesses the SVJ’s performance and intensifies the Aventafor S’ sophisticated elegance, “converging design and dynamism into a decisive collector’s piece in both coupé and roadster forms.”
The company is only planning 350 coupés and 250 roadsters.
“The Aventador LP 780-4 denotes the final, purest, timeless naturally-aspirated production V12 Lamborghini,” says Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann. “It delivers the essential twelve-cylinder experience in terms of inimitable design, engineering solutions and the most emotive driving experience, and is the definitive Aventador concluding an extraordinary era. It is the last of its kind: it delivers the maximum power and conclusive performance expected from Lamborghini’s current V12 engine, combined with our inimitable flagship’s design DNA. The Aventador was destined to become a classic from launch, and the Aventador LP 780-4 is the most beautiful expression of timeless design and technical solutions in a final edition: Ultimae.”
Lamborghini has been trying to launch this car for more than a year but events worldwide kept getting cancelled due to the pandemic, so now the new coupe and roadster will be displayed at the UK’s 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed July 8-11.
Lamborghini calls the Ultimae’s longitudinally mounted 6.5-liter V12 (Longitudinale Posteriore, or LP) “the grand finale of the traditional V12 combustion engine.” It produces 770 hp, 40 more than the Aventador S and 10 more than the SVJ and 531 lb ft of torque. The company said it can hit 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and a 226 mph top speed. The transmission is Lamborghini’s lightweight Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) 7-speed shifting system, providing gearshifts in as little as 50 milliseconds.
Thanks to the LP 780-4’s rigid and lightweight carbon fiber monocoque and extensive use of carbon fiber throughout the body the car weighs 3417 pounds, 55 pounds less than the Aventador S.
The car is all-wheel drive of course, while lateral control is optimized through four-wheel steering, introduced on the Aventador S. Lambo says its Dynamic Steering (LDS) on the front axle is calibrated for responsive feedback with sharp turn-in while adapted to integrate with the active rear-wheel steering on the rear axle. “Separate actuators respond in five milliseconds to drivers’ steering movements, allowing a real-time adjustment to steering angles enhancing cornering properties,” the company said.
The electronic stability control is calibrated for fast, precise traction control and vehicle dynamics, recognizing and adapting to differences in grip, including low-grip surfaces such as snow and ice. The permanent four-wheel drive is rear-wheel biased and Lamborghini’s Dinamica Veicolo Attiva (LDVA) processes real-time information on body motion via sensors, defining the active systems’ best response to various conditions. The drive modes are STRADA, SPORT and CORSA dynamic, controlling Lamborghini active suspension (LMS), traction controls (engine, gearbox and four-wheel drive) and steering. There’s also EGO mode where you choose your optimum set-up.
The car’s front splitter and open “mouth” directs airflow for the best combination of aero efficiency, engine and radiator cooling. The front bumper’s airducts and side cooling inlets reduce aero interference from the front tires to optimize wake flow to the rear radiator. The active aero system’s rear wing has three positions: closed, maximum performance and maximum handling, dependent on speed and drive mode selected. The idea is to optimize the car’s overall balance and work with vortex generators in the front and rear to maximize air flow and assist with brake cooling.
There will be 18 standard colors but more than 300 optional choices. The coupé is launched in a two-tone, gray-on-gray configuration, with some lines and details outlined in matt red. The Roadster comes in matt blue.
You can choose the ‘S’ line highlights in the seats, doors and dash trims in either silver, bronze or white and of course what Lamborghini calls “the almost infinite spectrum of options.” Silver 20- and 21-inch forged alloys come standard with optional 20 and 21 inch in bronze, black and titanium, fitted to Pirelli PZero Corsa tires.
The cockpit’s customizable TFT digital dashboard displays driver modes as well as controlling all in-car connectivity. Apple CarPlay manages voice activated communications and entertainment, with the Lamborghini telemetry system available as an option for those wanting to celebrate the last Aventador on track.
Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.
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