Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae

Ten years ago, the Lamborghini Aventador made its debut as a new V12 sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Since then it has been the permanent spearhead of the model range from Sant’Agata. In addition to the sportier SV and SVJ offshoots, there was the one-off J (a spyder without windshield) and the facelifted Aventador S. Furthermore, the strictly limited Veneno and Centenario models as well as the non-road-going SCV12 were based on the same carbon monocoque as the Aventador. To round off the production period in a worthy manner, the Italians are now presenting the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae as a coupé and Roadster at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The abbreviation already indicates in advance that this is the most powerful variant ex works. LP stands for the engine position longitudinally behind the seats (Longitudinale Posteriore), 780 for the power in hp and the 4 for the permanent all-wheel drive. Behind the passengers is still the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine.

Most powerful Aventador variant ex works

780 hp, so the Ultimae trumps the Aventador S by 40 horsepower and the SVJ by 10. In the coupé, this power meets a dry weight of 1,550 kilograms, 25 kilograms less than in the Aventador S. Thanks to the maximum torque of 720 Nm, the supercar accelerates from a standstill to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Lamborghini quotes a topspeed of 221 mph. The familiar seven-speed ISR transmission delivers power to all wheels. Thanks to the standard carbon-ceramic braking system, full braking from 62 mph is possible within 30 meters. From the Aventador S, the Ultimae gets active rear-axle steering, which offers greater agility at low and medium speeds and greater stability at high speeds. Within five milliseconds, electronic actuators respond to the steering angle of the front axle. Traction control and ESC also receive new, faster control software for even quicker and more precise control.

Refined aerodynamics

Visually, the Aventador Ultimae already differs from the Aventador S from the front. A redesigned front bumper with a larger air intake and modified spoiler lip channel the airstream even better. At the side, new sill panels support this process. The rear bumper with integrated diffuser has also been modified. The active rear spoiler can be set to three different settings depending on the speed and selected driving mode. Added to this are vortex generators in the front and rear areas of the underbody. This allows cool air to reach the brakes and the engine without affecting the aerodynamics. In addition to the pre-programmed “Strada”, “Sport” and “Corsa” driving modes, the driver can configure the “Ego” mode independently. This allows the adaptive dampers, steering, throttle response, shift times and torque distribution of the all-wheel drive system to be calibrated.

Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Coupé

As a coupé, the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae is limited to 350 units. A plaque behind the A-pillar indicates this limitation. In the press photos, this final point in the Aventador model history is shown in the two grey colors “Grigio Acheso” and “Grigio Teca” with red accents. In addition to 18 standard colors, customers can choose from more than 300 special colors from the program of the Ad Personam customization department. To match, there are various areas in bare carbon, such as the front spoiler lip or the diffuser. Inside, the black leather and Alcantara upholstery features grey trim elements and stitching. Laser cutting gives the dashboard and seats Y-shaped motifs. The outer area of the comfort seats and stripes on the dashboard and door panels can be designed in different colors. On the presentation car, they are finished in red. The standard equipment also includes the carbon package for the exterior and interior.

Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster

The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster receives removable roof panels in visible carbon fiber ex works. Its limited edition badge identifies it as one of just 250 examples. The press photos show it in a two-tone paint finish of “Blu Tawaret” and “Blu Nethuns”. To match the grey stitching, this car also wears grey piping and trim and on the dashboard and doors. The Ultimae’s wheel arches are fitted with 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloy wheels in “Dianthus” design ex works. Lamborghini also offers the “Leiron” and “Nireo” wheel designs in the same sizes. The selected color of the brake calipers is reflected on the center locks. There are still no price details for the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae as a coupé or Roadster. However, the Italian sports car manufacturer already announced that the limited edition models will not be available in Mainland China, South Korea, Vietnam, Brazil or Chile.

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