Lamborghini Aventador production ends after 11 years

Lamborghini has confirmed that the final Aventador has rolled off the Sant’Agata production line

Over a decade since its reveal at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the final Lamborghini Aventador has been delivered to its lucky buyer in Switzerland. Painted in a unique blue Ad Personam shade, this Aventador Ultimae Roadster marks the end of the line for what has become the poster car of the 2010s.

Beginning life as the LP 700-4, over eight Aventador derivatives were created by Lamborghini over the years, spanning from the LP 750-4 SuperVeloce and Aventador S to the mighty SVJ and Ultimae. Though the driving experience has undoubtedly improved with development, its trademark 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 remained a constant.

A total of 11,465 examples were delivered to customers around the globe in its 11-year production run, making the Aventador more successful than all of its V12 predecessors combined. Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said: ‘The Lamborghini Aventador was a game-changer at its launch, and the flagship Lamborghini model for 11 years of production. 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.’

Lamborghini has confirmed that the Aventador successor will also receive a twelve-cylinder, but with hybrid assistance in the pipeline, the outgoing car will stand as the marque’s final pure-combustion V12 offering. In range-topping Ultimae form, its iconic 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated engine produces 769bhp at 8500rpm and 531lb ft of torque for a 2.8sec 0-100kph time and 354kph top speed.

Alongside its power plant, that controversial ISR single-clutch transmission remained present throughout the entire Aventador model run. Though certainly characterful and typically Lamborghini, the adoption of a more refined ‘box is something we’re excited to see in its successor.

Regardless of its downfalls, the Aventador offers driving thrills unlike any of its rivals, making it one of our all-time favourites. For a more visual (and auditory) explanation as to why we’ll miss it, here’s a throwback to our unrestricted Isle of Man drive in the Lamborghini Aventador SV.

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