Lamborghini lifts the veil on its new Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae V12, a roadster that will revolutionize the other models. Unlike AMG, which is about to do so: They will replace their famous rumbling V8 in the upcoming Mercedes-AMG C 63 with an electrified four-cylinder; The V12 of the Lamborghini Aventador ultimae remains freely aspirated and without forced ventilation, with 780 hp and 720 Nm of torque. But in this form, without an electric stand, the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae is the last of its kind, and Lamborghini builds exactly 600 of them. Two hundred and fifty roadsters and 350 coupes
Several new aspects make the character of the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae. Indeed, Lamborghini asks 400,000 euros smoothly for the coupe, and the roadster supplement still represents 10%. The roofing procedure is a crucial point. Two halves of the roof must be removed manually and stowed away at the front in a strict order. The seat must first be moved forward to access the release – the ergonomic aspect is different.
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae with Audi borrowings
It’s been eleven years since Lamborghini presented the successor to the Murcielago at the Geneva Motor Show. We were delighted then by the seductive shape – and irritated by the obvious Audi buttons inside. This is still true today, even if it adds a little nostalgia. Because operational logic takes us back to a time we thought was long forgotten. Check this under the character as well.
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It’s time for an Aventador successor.
However, as we jump the first few meters out of the no-frills industrial area of Sant’Agata, we begin to have doubts. The seatback scratches and squeaks on the interior upholstery, and the sequential gearbox clutches almost like the unspeakable automated gearbox of yore in the Citroen C4 Cactus. After all, you can’t attribute that much character to one car. That’s right: it’s time for a successor.
In the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae, the ride is very hard.
We again put the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae through its paces on the northern Italian switchbacks we were driven on. Not that they have anything to do with roads in the German sense. A succession of potholes, interspersed with a few pieces of asphalt, best describes the situation. The Aventador stubbornly plows through them, but every irregularity, even the smallest one, is filtered out marginally and reaches the driver’s cross. The head bounces around in the cabin, so our vision blurs briefly. It’s a good thing we’ve already removed the roof. Otherwise, a headache and a stiff neck would be inevitable.
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Winter tires slow down the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae.
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And how does the machine behave, you ask? Well, a little less purist than an SVJ. The front axle gives the impression of having the handlebars directly in your hand, but it’s also constraining, as discrete influences from the rear-wheel drive add their grain of salt. Plus, we still have winter tires. They beg for mercy, but we don’t give them today.
The Sottozero still reacts precisely when turning in, but we smear heavily towards the slope when exiting the bend. Let’s not get carried away. The all-wheel drive tends to be rear-heavy – very rear-heavy. With active driving aids, however, the Ultimae only stretches out its backside discreetly, even in Corsa mode. Foolproof, but certainly foolish. Especially acoustically. We hope that the new one will be allowed to roar similarly infernally. That’s true character.