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Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Concludes A Major Era

Lamborghini has released the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae, the final special edition of this legendary supercar. Not only is it the beginning of the end for the Aventador supercar, but it also retires the automaker's powerful V12 engine in its current form.

Lamborghini will build both coupe and "roadster" variants of the Ultimae, with just 350 coupes and 250 convertibles being produced. The LP 780-4 badge comes from the vertical position of the engine (also known as Longitudinale Posteriore), and the 780 CV (horsepower) that the supercar's four-wheel drive system produces. Of course, this final tribute to the Aventador is more powerful than most other variants, exceeding the SVJ by 10 CV and the S by 40 CV. The LP 780-4 weighs just 1,550 kilograms, thanks to a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque and a number of other carbon fiber parts. It is also lighter than the Aventador S while retaining the SVJ's balance of weight-to-power (1.98 kg/CV). The Ultimae also includes a 7-speed ISR (independent shifting rod) transmission that produces automatic gearshifts within 50 milliseconds.

The LP 780-4 Ultimae reaches 100 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds, as well as a top speed of around 220 miles per hour. On the opposite side of the spectrum, this Aventador can go from 100 to zero miles per hour within thirty meters. Additionally, it is capable of a decent 531 pound-feet of torque at up to 6750 rpm. Lamborghini further refined the torque performance with tweaked variable valve timing (VVT) and altered variable intake system (VIS). The Ultimae also carries over the four-wheel steering system introduced on the Aventador S, which improves agility at lower speeds, stability at higher speeds, and lateral control. Lamborghini Dynamic Steering is placed on the front axle, which adds more responsiveness and works with the rear-wheel steering system found on the rear axle. The Ultimae's Electronic Stability Control responds quickly to changes in the vehicle's grip, even in wintry conditions. Its permanent four-wheel drive steering mentioned earlier transports more torque to the rear axle than the front axle to produce a safer oversteer. All of these systems throughout the car are managed by the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva, or LDVA, which gives real-time information on performance and conditions to several sensors. These sensors help the Aventador Ultimae make the most of its power with faster response to any road.

Aside from red brake calipers and accents on the lower grille and rear diffuser, the LP 780-4 Ultimae is basically a spiced up version of the Aventador SVJ, though there are a few hidden differences. Lamborghini gave the LP 780-4 a distinct front bumper design that maximizes aero load in front, as well as a splitter that directs airflow into the lower grille to cool the engine and radiator and increase aerodynamics. Air ducts on the front bumper and side inlets prevent the front tires from messing with the Aventador's aerodynamics and bring wake flow back to the rear radiator. Finally, the Ultimae's exclusive rear bumper finishes off the fierce look and is inspired by the Aventador SVJ's track experience.

Speaking of aerodynamics, the Ultimae features an active aero system that can position the rear spoiler into three settings, "closed," "maximum performance," and "maximum handling." The last two settings adjust the LP 780-4's balance and, with the help of the vehicle's vortex generators, increase air flow and cool the braking system. Another interesting feature is this Aventador's different drive modes. They include the CORSA, STRADA, and SPORT modes seen in most Lamborghini's cars, but a separate EGO mode allows the driver to select their preferred settings for the traction controls, four-wheel drive, engine, transmission active suspension, and steering systems.

This special edition offers eighteen standard colors and plentiful packaging options, such as the gray two-tone configuration (Grigio Acheso on Grigio Teca) with Rosso Mimir red details that is featured in the press photos. As for the roadster, it is launched in a blue two-tone layout (Blu Tawaret and Blu Nethuns) and gloss black carbon fiber roof panels. But, the lucky 600 people purchasing their own Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae have the ability personalize their example to the max through Lamobrghini's Ad Personam configurator. This opens up benefits like 300 different exterior color options, and even more personalizations like a genuine carbon fiber roof on the Ultimae roadster, a standard carbon fiber design package for both the exterior and interior, and an optional matt paint finish. When it comes to wheels, the Ultimae comes in Silver Dianthus 20" or 21" forged alloy rims, and can also be opted for in Dianthus, Leiron, and Nireo rim designs in either black, titanium, or bronze for both wheel sizes. Lamborghini fitted the supercar with Pirelli PZero Corsa tires. Silver brake calipers are standard, but you can customize them with almost any color, such as the Rosso Mimir red that is shown. Customers can bring the car's color scheme a step further as the LP 780-4 can have the exterior accents colored in white, bronze, or silver on both the front bumper and the rear diffuser.

Inside, a good example of the unique possibilities with the cabin is the featured black Alcantara-based leather upholstery paired with stitching and other accents in gray. The Y seat inserts are made of black Alcantara, along with available laser-cut motifs that are also Y-shaped with the seats and dashboard in a contrast-colored backing color. This option is a first in Lamborghini design, and this styling element has never been offered before in any Lamborghini model. Interestingly, the Ultimae's comfort seats are adopted from the S variant, with the only change being the 'Ultimae' badge stitched onto the seat bolster. Additionally, the A-pillar (next to the dashboard) features an embroidery that says 001 of 350 or 250, depending on which body style you have, and it celebrates the fact that the Ultimae is a limited edition model. The interior accents found on the seats, doors, and dashboard are standard in either white, bronze, or silver, while five other options are available, along with tons more through Ad Personam. For those who love technology, the Aventador Ultimae includes the brand's TFT infotainment display, which is customizable and shows the current drive mode, in-car connectivity features, and an optional telemetry system. Apple CarPlay is the main connectivity option, as it manages several entertainment features and voice-activated commands.

We think Lamborghini did an amazing job finalizing the decade-long life of the Aventador, integrating the best of the autoamaker's best flagship supercar yet in one amazing special edition. It graces the modern looks of the elegant S variant, while including the most powerful parts of the speedy SVJ. The now-iconic design, engineering, and V12 powertrain that the Aventador brought to the world will always represent a chapter in the story of internal-combustion performance cars, which is eventually coming to an end as well. “[Aventador Ultimae] 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..."

The 2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae is to be offered in both coupe and convertible styles. Only 350 coupes and 250 convertibles will be manufactured, and they will available to customers almost everywhere (except for Chile, Vietnam, South Korea, Brazil, and mainland China) starting at $498,258 for the coupe and $546,847 for the roadster. Production begins in the fourth quarter of this year.


Source Credits: Lamborghini Media

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