Serving as the last chapter for the Lamborghini Aventador, the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae made its debut in 2021 and was produced until 2022, with the Last Aventador being an Ultimae that paid tribute to a one-of-a-kind 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400. Its name signifies the performance that lies underneath, mainly denoted by its 780 horsepower V12. It also marked the end of the Aventador's tenure, something enthusiasts and the automotive world in general lamented witnessing. However, it was not all in vain as Lamborghini soon revealed the Lamborghini Revuelto with an exciting powertrain featuring a hybridized V12, which will no doubt usher in a new era for the Italian automaker. With the 6.5-liter V12 engine retained, the Ultimae exemplified Lamborghini's commitment to V12 power in their flagship models. Yet, the Ultimae was more than just a name addition as Lamborghini elevated the power output to an impressive 780 horsepower. Additionally, it has other enhancements geared towards performance, but before delving deeper, what sets the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae apart from other Aventador models? Its exterior design is less aggressive and shouting than the SVJs. It almost seems like it takes the finer details from the Aventador SV and Aventador SVJ. Lamborghini adopted a more luxury and comfort-oriented approach in the cabin rather than emphasizing weight-saving measures. Still, the layout remains similar to other Aventador models. The disparity in price tags is also relatively modest since, with roughly $700,000, you can have a Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae to add to your supercar collection. But with Lamborghini Aventador SVJ prices averaging around the exact figure, would you buy an SVJ over an Ultimae?
Before the Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini had a history of producing their flagship V12-powered supercars for around a decade, so during the Aventador's tenure, it was expected that it would dominate for at least a decade before it was retired. However, nobody expected it to happen so fast, and the hearts of automotive enthusiasts were shattered when Lamborghini announced the discontinuation of the Aventador. Going out in style, the Italian automaker unveiled the last iteration of the Aventador, the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae, also known to hardcore gearheads as the Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae. Coming from the first Aventador LP 700-4, the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae not only marked the end of an era for Lamborghini but also showcased how far the Aventador had come since its initial production. An extra 80 horsepower isn't even enough to exemplify the work Lamborghini put into the Aventador. Sure, the Aventador SVJ takes the crown for being the most hardcore with its aeronautical-focused all-round design, but the Ultimae makes a statement as the last of arguably one of the best supercar lineages the motoring world has seen. The Aventador Ultimae's production started in 2021, shortly after Lamborghini unveiled it on their social channels in July of that year due to the effects of COVID-19. It was already evident that production would not last long since the Aventador's discontinuation had already been announced. In February 2022, the Ultimae was retired after 600 examples were built, 350 of them being Coupes and 250 Roadsters. However, due to a shipping tragedy that claimed 15 examples, Lamborghini set out to replace them. These 15 examples are included in the Ultimae's production numbers.
True to its Latin-derived name, the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae stands as the ultimate and conclusive model in the Aventador series. Due to this significance, Lamborghini took the imperative to make it exceptional. To do so, power was increased to 780 horsepower from the Aventador SVJs 770 horsepower engine. Although the power increment might seem insignificant, it's noticeable in the acceleration times of both vehicles, with the Ultimae doing 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, similar to the SVJ's 0-60 time, despite weighing 165 pounds more than the Aventador SVJ at 3,527 pounds. A fitting explanation would be that the added weight counterbalances the additional horsepower. However, it gives the Ultimae a slight edge on the top speed as it can achieve 220 mph flat out, which is one mph more than the SVJ's top speed. The torque figure, on the other hand, remained constant, with the 6.5-liter V12 in the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae delivering 531 lb.ft to the rear wheels through the consistently unchanged 7-speed automated manual transmission.
The interior design in the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae is a heady blend of performance-oriented styling and some bits of luxury that the Aventador SVJ lacks. However, it retained the same layout and material implementation with exposed carbon fiber taking center stage, gracing the dashboard, center console, door panels, and seat backs. On every surface adorned with carbon fiber, Lamborghini also used Alcantara, providing a supple and luxurious feel and giving the cabin a racing pedigree ambiance. Additionally, using carbon fiber showcases Lamborghini's devotion to shedding every possible gram. Lamborghini's signature honeycomb pattern is subtly woven into various elements, from the air vents to the stitching on the seats, tying the interior design to the brand's heritage. Additionally, the laser-cut Y-patterns on the Alcantara reveal pops of contrasting color underneath, adding a touch of visual intrigue. The Y pattern resembles the center console's and dashboard's design, which resembles a fighter jet's cockpit, specifically the Lockheed Martin F35 Lightning's cockpit.
Despite Lamborghini making several iterations of the Aventador, each is easily distinguishable. For example, the Aventador's aggressive look and aerodynamic styling make it the easiest to distinguish from the bunch. However, the Aventador Ultimae, which should have had a bolder design than the SVJ, took on a subtler design combining elements from its predecessors. The result, a stunning combination of pure and essential lines that makes it unique in its own way. Every line, bulge, and crease seems purposeful, cutting through the bodywork with precision. The low-slung silhouette, prominent air intakes, and sharp edges speak of speed and agility. Extensive use of exposed carbon fiber continues on the exterior, evident on the front bumper, side skirts, and air inlets behind the door. Though not exposed, carbon fiber is also used on the hood and roof. Like the Aventador SVJ, the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae sits wide and low to the ground, with its front end giving it that Lamborghini raging bull stance. Accentuated pinstripes on the bumper elements add to the front end's sophisticated charm. The same pinstriped are copied on the rear diffuser, arguably the most distinct feature on the Ultimae compared to other Aventador models. It takes after the Lamborghini Centenario's rear diffuser, which is undoubtedly a work of art.
As with other Aventador models, the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae delivers impressive performance due to its systems being managed by Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva (LDVA). Lamborghini introduced the technology to enhance their vehicles' driving experience and performance, controlling various systems such as dynamic steering, suspension dampening, and aerodynamics to enhance the car's dynamics in different driving conditions and in response to the driver-selected driving modes. Through the Ultimae's four-wheel steering system, LDVA allows the rear wheels to turn in the opposite directions at low speeds to the front wheels, making maneuverability a breeze. On the other hand, at high speeds, all wheels turn in the same direction, enhancing stability, agility, and precision when turning. LDVA also controls the rear active wing, which recedes into the bodywork to maintain the rear end's clean sweeping aesthetic. The Aventador Ultimae's cabin is breathtaking with all its switches and controls, and you even forget there's an infotainment display. It's equipped with navigation, radio, and Bluetooth connectivity, among other features. But with nearly 800 horsepower at your disposal, you don't need navigation as every drive makes you not want to stop unless it's to feed the fuel-ravaging beast behind you. Forget the radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The infotainment display serves better as a display for the Ultimae's telemetry system.
The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae, being a limited production example, attracts a substantial price tag hovering around $700,000 on average. Its low production numbers and exclusivity make it more covetable to car collectors and enthusiasts possessing the means to acquire one, and even though prices haven't shot up by much, it's expected that the Aventador Ultimae will soon become a million-dollar car. If your decision to buy a Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae is final, you're in good hands with us at Exotic Car Trader. Check out our Lamborghini Aventador listings, and if one Lamborghini is not enough, you can always select a garage addition from our Lamborghini listings.
The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae serves as a bittersweet chapter in the storied history of the Aventador, a final hurrah for Lamborghini's naturally aspirated V12, a testament to the Italian automaker's dedication to unbridled power. More than a farewell, it's a testament to the Aventador's evolution, emerging as the best model compared to its predecessors, even though by a smaller margin when compared to the Aventador SVJ. Exotic Car Trader creates an exclusive and safe way of buying and selling cars, eliminating the daunting experiences of private selling for buyers and sellers. Every vehicle listed on Exotic Car Trader goes through a private seller verification process, ensuring legitimacy for our buyers. Also, Exotic Car Trader's car buying process is well outlined, with all fees and packages providing our buyers with a seamless and inclusive experience. These are just some of the benefits you enjoy when buying or selling on Exotic Car Trader. Contact us for listing services or to buy a car on Exotic Car Trader today! While the Ultimae differed from the aggressive styling of the SVJ, adopting a more refined and subtle aesthetic, it did not compromise on the dramatic driving experience the Aventador lineage is known for.
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