It harnesses the performance of its outrageous SVJ and merges it with the design of an Aventador S to create a twelve-cylinder, naturally aspirated 770-horsepower homage to gasoline.
And what a tribute it will be. Thanks to a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque and intensive use of carbon fiber throughout the body, the coupe versions will have a dry weight of only 1,550 kg. This is less than the already slim Aventador S, giving Ultimae a power / weight ratio equal to that of the SVJ.
This twelve-cylinder 770 horsepower, 531 lb-ft can roar at a record 8,700 rpm, in which case the exhaust note surely sounds like a silver explosion. In fact, Lamborghini itself says this mill is “the grand finale of the traditional V12 combustion engine”.
Forgive us while we lose one tricolor tear.
“The Aventador LP 780-4 is the latest, purest and timeless Lamborghini naturally aspirated production V12,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “It offers the essential twelve-cylinder experience… and is the definitive Aventador concluding an extraordinary era. If this all sounds like a prelude to a future of plug-in hybrid powertrains of varying cylinder counts from Sant’Agata reducers, you’re probably on the right track.
The Ultimae will go from rest to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds, reaching a top speed of 355 km / h. Those who opt for the convertible version will only take 0.1 seconds longer to ruin their hairstyle. Traction is facilitated by a permanent all-wheel drive system and active rear wheel steering.
Party tricks include an active aero rear spoiler that moves in three positions: closed, maximum performance and maximum handling. Selection depends on speed and driving mode, optimizing the car’s overall balance and driver attractiveness for everyone within a 30 mile radius. The wing works with vortex generators at the front and rear to maximize airflow and help cool the brakes. Speaking of carbon-ceramic brakes, the Ultimae will bring the Ultimae back to a standstill at freeway speeds in just 30 meters.
The vexatious spell-checker Ultimae will be offered to the affluent elite in the form of 350 coupes and 250 roadsters. It will be on display this weekend at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the first large-scale in-person automotive events of its kind to be held since the global pandemic began around 18 months ago.