Lamborghini’s last hurrah for its flagship model, the Aventador Ultimae LP 780-4, is now in Singapore. Its unveiling here marks the model’s first appearance in Southeast Asia as well.
The Aventador Ultimae LP 780-4 is also the swansong of Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated V12 engine, which the brand says is at the centre of its DNA. The next Aventador will still have a V12, but it will be part of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
THE “BEST” BLEND
Lamborghini claims that the Aventador Ultimae combines the driving dynamics of the Aventador S with the best of the Aventador SVJ’s performance.
“It strikes the perfect balance between performance and design,” says Francesco Scardaoni, Regional Director of Automobili Lamborghini Asia Pacific.
The Aventador Ultimae LP 780-4 coupe comes with two-tone, grey-on-grey paintwork, with specific components painted in matte red Rosso Mimir.
The cockpit is decked out in black leather and Alcantara. For the first time, clients can specify the optional laser-cut “Y” motif with contrast backing colour for the seats and dashboard.
Meanwhile, the Aventador Ultimae Roadster is finished in Blu Tawaret and Blu Nethuns. The roof panels are in high gloss black carbon fibre.
As with all Lamborghinis, there is scope for further customisation through the Ad Personam programme, which lets buyers personalise elements such as paintwork colours and the type of stitching used in the cabin.
The Ultimae’s shape is honed by aerodynamics. Its front splitter and “mouth” direct additional airflow not just to optimise efficiency, but to cool the engine and radiator, too.
Lamborghini says the front bumper is designed for increased aero load and has longitudinal performance that is similar to the Aventador SVJ.
At the rear, the active aero system’s wing is programmed to move into one of three positions: closed, maximum performance and maximum handling.
Speaking of which, handling is enhanced by the car’s four-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-steering systems. The former is calibrated to deliver more torque to the rear axle, while the latter can respond in five milliseconds to the driver’s steering inputs.
The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae’s naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 delivers 780CV (770hp, 574kW) and 720Nm. For context, the Aventador SVJ “only” has 770CV, while the Aventador S “makes do” with 740CV.
The 780CV and 720Nm are sent to all four wheels through a 7-speed automated manual gearbox. In Lambo-speak, this transmission is called an ISR (Independent Shifting Rod).
Together with four-wheel-drive, the Aventador Ultimae finishes the benchmark century dash in 2.8 seconds, and takes 8.7 seconds to go from zero to 200km/h. With enough unrestricted road, the car will top out at 355km/h.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Only 600 units, comprised of 350 coupes and 250 roadsters, are scheduled to be produced. In Singapore, the coupe is expected to cost around $2 million “with some options”.
Not surprisingly, all 600 units are already spoken for.