Precisely 12 years in the past right now Lamborghini unveiled the Aventador. A uncooked and aggressive V12-powered supercar that’s named after a profitable preventing bull. The manufacturing of the Aventador ended final yr and the discharge of the Invencible and Autentica, the final Aventador-based fashions, really marks the top of the Aventador period. It’s time for us to make a journey down reminiscence lane and look again on the totally different variations of the Aventador launched during the last twelve years. And what higher option to replicate on the mannequin’s extraordinary historical past than behind the wheel of the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Roadster.
The Geneva Motor Present 2011 marked the official begin of the Aventador life cycle. The Aventador LP 700-4 because it was formally designated changed the Murcielago. The Filippo Perini designed Aventador impressed the gang in Geneva with aggressive styling and an output of 700 hp from the naturally aspirated 6.5 litre V12 engine.
However specs and design had been solely minor particulars of what would outline the Aventador as a real Lamborghini. This grew to become obvious throughout my first check drive with the Aventador in Italy later that yr. The aggressive gear modifications and F1 fashion soundtrack is one thing I recall vividly to at the present time. The Aventador mixed leading edge expertise with a rawness that equipped a driving expertise not many vehicles provided within the final decade. It was one of many first vehicles with a totally digital driver show, one thing thought of customary right now.
The unique Aventador was in manufacturing from 2011 till 2016 and beat all expectations. In 2013 the Aventador Roadster joined the line-up.
The Lamborghini Aventador SV
In 2015 launched the Aventador SV and it was produced till 2017. The Aventador SV featured an upgraded model of the naturally aspirated V12 engine that produced 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque, able to reaching a high pace of greater than 350 km/h.
The Aventador SV additionally featured a sport-tuned suspension, improved aerodynamics and weight discount of round 110 kg (242 lbs) in comparison with the common Aventador mannequin. It was designed to offer the last word driving expertise for fans who wished a robust and loud automobile. In 2016 the Roadster variant of the SV was launched and all 500 models had been bought very quickly.
In Could 2016 I discovered myself in a Lamborghini Aventador SV as a not so traditionally right help automobile on the Mille Miglia. The best way the Italian public responded to the automobile is one thing I’ll keep in mind endlessly. On the third day of the Mille Miglia that yr; late at evening someplace on the outskirts of Parma it was the primary time I heard the automobile from the surface. And wow was that factor loud! The entire journey from Brescia to Brescia by way of Rome is one thing I cannot overlook any time quickly.
The Aventador S
On the 2017 Geneva Motor Present Lamborghini introduced the facelifted model of the Aventador dubbed the Aventador S. By then the Aventador was already an amazing success. Initially Lamborghini deliberate to provide 4,000 Aventadors however by mid-2016 the 5,000th Aventador left the manufacturing line.
The Aventador S not solely got here with a number of design and efficiency updates but in addition marked the period of latest head of design Mitja Bortkert at Lamborghini.
The Aventador S LP 740-4 now provided 740 PS and 690Nm of torque from the 6.5 liter V12. 4 wheel steering, an up to date suspension and new (particular person) drive modes improved the dealing with of the Lambo supercar. The redesigned nostril and improved diffuser elevated the downforce by 130 % over the unique. On the draw back the soundtrack was downtuned and the Aventador S was not fairly as uncooked as the unique.
The Full Aventador Overview
In whole Lamborghini constructed 11,465 Aventadors. These is greater than the entire earlier Lamborghini V12 fashions mixed. The entire manufacturing run additionally included dozens of particular editions and one-offs.
We counted a minimum of 23 totally different Aventador fashions and one-offs and 9 fashions primarily based on the Aventador platform. What number of are you able to title earlier than looking by our record?
Right here is the total Aventador mannequin overview:
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
Launched in 2011, the unique Aventador marked the beginning of a brand new and really profitable V12 period for Lamborghini.
Lamborghini Aventador J
Launched on the Geneva Motor Present 2012, one-off mannequin, bought for two.8 million USD. The J in Aventador J refers to Jota.
Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP 700-4
Launched in December 2012. With a complete weight of 1,625 kg it’s simply 50 kg heavier than the coupe.
Lamborghini Aventador fiftieth Anniversario LP 720-4
Launched on the Monterey Automobile Week 2013, restricted to 100 models.
Lamborghini Aventador fiftieth Anniversario Roadster LP 720-4
Launched on the The Quail throughout Monterey Automobile Week 2013, restricted to 100 models.
Lamborghini Aventador Jackie Chan Version
Launched in Spring 2014, one-off version of the Aventador created for Jackie Chan.
Lamborghini Aventador Nazionale
Launched on the Beijing Auto Present 2014. Restricted one-off to rejoice the launch of the advert Personam personalization program for the Aventador and different Lamborghini fashions.
Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Version LP 700-4
Launched in December 2014 to rejoice the 50 yr relationship between Lamborghini and Pirelli.
Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Version Roadster LP 700-4
Launched in December 2014. The Pirelli Version Aventador Roadster is so uncommon that not even Lamborghini has an image of it of their media database.
Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce LP 750-4
Launched on the Geneva Motor Present 2015, 600 models bought. The Lamborghini Aventador SV impressed with its aggressive styling, elevated energy output of 750 PS and 50 kg decrease weight.
Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Roadster LP 750-4
Launched on the Pebble Seashore Concours d’Class in 2015, 500 models bought. Just like the coupe Lamborghini managed to shave 50 kg of weight of for the SV Roadster. From its introduction it has been one of the crucial wanted Lamborghini fashions.
Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage
Launched on the 2016 Goodwood Competition of Pace. The Aventador Miura Homage paid tribute to the fiftieth anniversary of the legendary Miura. 50 models had been made.
Lamborghini Aventador S LP 740-4
Launched on the Geneva Motor Present 2017. Marked the primary facelift of the Aventador for the reason that launch of the V12 supercar in 2011.
Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster LP 740-4
Launched on the Frankfurt Motor Present 2017.
Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster fiftieth Anniversary Japan
Launched on the Lamborghini Day 2017 in Tokyo, restricted to five models. Every of the 5 variations is impressed by one of many 5 pure components within the Japanese tradition: earth, wind, hearth, water and sky.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ LP 770-4
Launched at Pebble Seashore in August 2018. 900 models bought. The title SVJ stands for Tremendous Veloce Jota and it’s the Aventador S-based successor to the Aventador SV. The ability output has been elevated to 770 PS and lively aerodynamics have been added to the SVJ.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 LP 770-4
Launched in 2018, 63 models bought. Paid tribute to the beginning yr of Lamborghini: 1963.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster LP 770-4
Launched in 2019. In September 2020 an Aventador SVJ Roadster marked the ten,000th Aventador constructed milestone.
Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Gray
Launched in 2019, restricted one-off artwork venture by artist Skyler Gray.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Xago
Particular version, launched in July 2020, 10 models bought.
Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster Korean Particular Collection
Launched in 2021, restricted version of two one-off Aventador Roadsters for Korean collectors.
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae LP 780-4
Launched in 2021, restricted manufacturing of 350 models. The final Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae coupe additionally got here with a novel NFT – the hype of 2021.
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Roadster LP 780-4
Introduced in 2021, restricted manufacturing of 250 models. A lightweight blue Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster grew to become the final official Aventador to return off the manufacturing line in September 2022 and mark the top of the Aventador period.
Bonus reality: Lamborghini unexpectedly needed to proceed manufacturing of the Aventador to provide one other 15 Ultimaes to compensate for the 15 Aventador Ultimaes that had been misplaced at sea when the cargo ship Felicity Ace caught hearth and sank in March 2022.
Different notable fashions primarily based on the Aventador platform
It’s no secret that Lamborghini used the Aventador base additionally for a few of its extra unique idea vehicles and restricted version supercars. Right here is an summary of some of them.
Launched in 2013 on the Geneva Motor Present, 4 models produced, 3 bought to clients. The Veneno was the primary Aventador-based supercar and on the time one of the crucial costly manufacturing vehicles on the earth with a price ticket of three million Euro excluding tax.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
Launched in December 2015, restricted to 9 models. The Veneno Roadster was launched on the Italian plane service Cavour in Abu Dhabi. The Veneno Roadster had a price ticket of three.3 Million Euro excluding tax and that didn’t embrace a roof.
Launched on the 2016 Geneva Motor Present, restricted to twenty models. The Centenario was designed to rejoice the one hundredth birthday of Lamborghini’s founder; Ferruccio Lamborghini. It’s primarily based on the Aventador SV and the facility output was elevated to 770 PS.
Lamborghini Centenario Roadster
Launched at The Quail throughout Monterey Automobile Week 2016, restricted to twenty models.
Lamborghini SC18 Alston
Launched in November 2018, restricted one-off. The Lamborghini SC18 Alston is a track-only race automobile primarily based on the Aventador SVJ created for a buyer in shut cooperation with Lamborghini’s racing division. It options a mixture of elements from different notable Lamborghini’s together with the Huracan GT3, Huracan Tremendous Trofeo Evo, Veneno, Centenario and SVJ.
Lamborghini Sian FKP 37
Launched in 2019, 63 models bought. The Sian is particular for plenty of causes; it’s the first hybrid automobile constructed by Lamborghini, it was essentially the most highly effective Lamborghini on the time of introduction with an output of 819 PS and on the Frankfurt Motor Present 2019 the automobile was named Sian FKP 37 honouring Ferdinand Karl Piëch and his beginning yr 1937 following his passing in 2019.
Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 Roadster
Launched in July 2020, restricted to 19 models. Humorous reality; the rear consists of 3D printed carbon fibre air vents which might be marked with the patrons initials to make every automobile distinctive.
Lamborghini Essenza SCV12
Launched in July 2020, restricted manufacturing of 40 models. The Lamborghini Aventador Essenza SCV12 is a track-only supercar which took over the title as strongest Lamborghini up to now with a an output of 830 PS from the naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 engine. It was developed based on the FIA prototype security guidelines. The distinctive design offers unimaginable ranges of downforce; 1,200 kg at 250 km/h.
Launched in December 2020, restricted one-off. The SC20 adopted the SC18 Alston as a second track-only race automobile impressed by the Aventador J, Diablo VT Roadster and Veneno Roadster. The SC20 Alston lacks any kind of wind display.
Lamborghini Countach LP800-4
Launched in 2021, impressed by the unique Lamborghini Countach. Restricted to 112 models, a touch to the LP112 kind code of the unique Countach venture.
Launched in February 2023, one-off coupe. The Invencible marks the top of the naturally aspirated period for Lamborghini. It does so in typical Lamborghini style with the 6.5 liter V12 delivering an output of 780 PS and 720 Nm of torque paired with four-wheel drive and the seven-speed ISR gearbox first launched on the Aventador in 2011.
Launched in February 2023, one-off roadster. What the Invencible is for the Lamborghini coupes, the Autentica is for the Lamborghini roadsters: the top mark of the naturally aspirated V12.
What was your favorite Aventador or Aventador-based mannequin? Depart a remark under!
The Aventador Ultimae Roadster
September 2022 marked the top of the Lamborghini Aventador period with the manufacturing of the final Ultimae Roadster. To offer the Aventador a correct send-off into automotive historical past we deliberate a small street journey with the final mannequin to replicate on one of the crucial iconic supercars in current historical past. I all the time praised the Lamborghini Aventador for its rawness and typical Lamborghini DNA. When the Gallardo was changed by the Huracan I very quickly missed the whole lot I hated within the Gallardo. And though the Huracan is a good automobile, it lacks a little bit of Lamborghini DNA.
Fortunately I realised the Aventador Ultimae was nonetheless very a lot a real Lamborghini. Climbing behind the wheel I remembered the Aventador is definitely not a automobile for folks my dimension (1,90m / 6”2) however the sense of claustrophobia shortly disappeared after firing up the mighty V12. What a pleasure to wake the chilly beast.
First cease: Sant Agata city centre. Surprisingly lots of the locals came to visit and inspected the automobile as our photographer Philipp Rupprecht was taking some snaps. You’d count on the locals to get bored from seeing Lamborghinis with the manufacturing facility on their doorstep, however the reverse was true and the looks of the intense blue Ultimae convertible brightened their Tuesday morning.
On the best way to lunch we had an opportunity to open the V12 up a bit of bit. And our automobile being a roadster it has the largest perk over the coupe; a small window above the engine bay which you can open and shut on the tip of a button. With the roof up it permits for the engine and exhaust tunes to fill the cabin with the tunes of the most effective orchestra for petrol heads. With the roof dismounted it capabilities as a wind deflector.
Speaking concerning the roof, the 2 panels might be saved at a delegated area within the entrance bonnet however that clearly considerably reduces the area for baggage within the entrance compartment. However fortunately we had a baggage automobile on this journey so it was not an issue for us.
What’s a little bit of an issue is the mismatch between the slender and bumpy Italian roads and the traits of the Aventador. I keep in mind this being one of many conclusions of our first Aventador assessment in 2011. Though the four-wheel steering improved the dealing with considerably the Italian roads didn’t enhance a lot. On the few straight and empty roads we encountered the Aventador was like a fish within the water. Speeding by the gears whereas spitting flames out of the exhaust because the blood pumped by our veins. That is what this automobile is made for.
Total the soundtrack of the Ultimae Roadster isn’t fairly as loud and aggressive because it was once on the unique Aventador and Aventador SV. It’s not quiet however the earlier fashions undoubtedly spoiled us. The rationale behind this average tone are EU rules for noise air pollution. Particularly at decrease speeds the most recent Aventadors sound quieter than their earlier iterations.
The Ultimae Roadster could be the final Aventador however for me it isn’t the last word. If I needed to choose one mannequin from the line-up it will be the Aventador SV. In fact I’m biassed by my private expertise with this automobile. However the mixture of aggressive styling, (nonetheless) breathtaking efficiency and the sound of outdated F1 vehicles makes it the Aventador to have for me.
The Aventador successor is coming within the subsequent few months. And though we must anticipate the precise launch of the brand new mannequin, a number of issues have already been introduced: the Aventador successor will hold a V12 however with a hybrid electrical powertrain to enhance emissions and gas effectivity. Mitja Borkert remains to be chargeable for the design and judging by his newest designs we’re sure the successor of the Aventador will stay a real Lamborghini by way of design.