FAREWELL AVENTADOR - IT'S BEEN REAL! YUP, THE LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR IS NO MORE.
I’m not sure if it’s a sign of age or what, but the way things are progressing in the automotive sphere certainly move really fast. I vividly remember when the Lamborghini Aventador was revealed to the public back in 2011 and my mind was blown. Lamborghini already had a fleet of amazing supercars to their credit, and when the Aventador broke ground it was the most futuristic, angular, aggressive and amazing slice of metal and composites that money could buy. Having a monstrous V12 powering it, it had the performance to match the looks. The Aventador LP 700-4 had the coolest name, and the numbers had actual meaning (unlike the new C 63 AMG that really should drop the 63 part now). The LP in the name stands for Longitudinale Posteriore and even without a grasp of the language you can tell it denoted the engine direction the the car, although to be fair it could never be mounted horizontally because that would be unfair to the engineers having to try create something like that. The 700.4 part of the name is also easy, there are 700 Italian horses harnessed under the engine cover, and all that power is directed to all four wheels - that’s where the 4 comes in.
Back then, that V12 was new, and a technological marvel. “The Lamborghini Aventador was a game-changer at its launch, and the flagship Lamborghini model for 11 years of production,” says Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “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. The Aventador captured Lamborghini’s competencies in design and engineering when it debuted in 2011, with Lamborghini values that are always at the centre of company and product impetus: pure, futuristic design; benchmarking performance; and addressing technical challenges with innovation to produce the most emotive, class-leading super sports cars. These principles are the very essence of the Lamborghini Aventador, and assure its timeless appeal.” At the time of the car’s launch he was quoted as saying: “The Aventador is a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology, with an exceptional package of unique, innovative technologies and performance that is simply overwhelming.” and he was right, it left the supercar competition playing catch up. Well, besides Bugatti who had been playing with sixteen cylinders and four turbos for six years by that time.
Lamborghini ended up selling more Aventador models than the sum of all the previous V12 models, but just the fifth year Lamborghnini delivered 5 000 units (matching the total number of Murciélagos produced) and it went on to the 10 000 unit milestone by September of 2020.. To date there have been more than eight model derivatives with a total of 11 465 Aventadors delivered worldwide. There have been more than 10 one-off and limited edition models too and the car set track records; won numerous awards; has been the subject of artistic projects; was featured in films and video games and they’re still a highlight at events. It makes sense since there’s 7.7 billion people on the planet, and that means many will only ever see an Aventador in pictures. In a final farewell, Lamborghini has ended the Aventador’s run with one last model, the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster finished in a special light blue Ad Personam colour, the car is destined for the Swiss market and will be the the last, pure, naturally-aspirated V12 Lamborghini to be produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese. It’ll also probably increase in value as stupid YouTubers wreck and butcher them in the quest for likes and views.
Take a look at the YouTube video from March 2012 when the Lamborghini Aventador was still a puppy, this one shows the LP 700.4 version. There have been a few iterations over the last decade, each one cooler and more in your face than the one before. The supercar quickly gained a following, so much so that it's the 'look at me' car of choice for the world's most famous YouTubers: LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP 700-4. A RELENTLESS FORCE | Lamborghini
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