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The perfect finale: the Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae

LAMBORGHINI has revealed the final edition of its V12 super sports car, unveiling the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae, a celebration of its most iconic combustion engine. It represents a concentration of the purest features of all Aventador variants.

The Aventador LP 780-4 harnesses the performance of the SVJ and intensifies the sophisticated elegance of the Aventador S, converging design and dynamism into a decisive collector’s piece, in both coupé and roadster forms.

The elegant lines belie the performance of this final edition. The twelve-cylinder, 6.5-litre ‘Longitudinale Posteriore’ (LP) engine delivers 573kW, some 29kW more than the Aventador S and 7.3kW over the SVJ, to its permanent four-wheel drive.

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Celebrating the visceral character, power and performance of the Aventador’s ten year evolution, and the purity of the original Aventador concept, it is the grand finale of the traditional V12 combustion engine, and the ultimate Aventador in every sense.

The unique, extremely rigid and lightweight carbon fibre monocoque, and extensive use of carbon fibre throughout the body, contributes to a dry weight of just 1,550kg. The coupé version, weighing 25kg less than the Aventador S, delivers the same weight-to-power ratio as the SVJ.

Accelerating from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds and with a top speed of 355km/h, it delivers 720Nm of torque, with optimised VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and VIS (Variable Intake System) for an optimised torque curve. Its CCB braking system delivers 100km/h to standstill in just 30-metres.

Lateral control is optimised through four-wheel steering, ensuring agility at low and medium speeds and enhanced stability at high speed. Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) on the front axle is calibrated for responsive feedback with sharp turn-in as well.

It’s adapted to integrate with the active rear-wheel steering on the rear axle via separate actuators which respond to the drivers’ steering movements, allowing a real-time adjustment to steering angles enhancing cornering properties.

The design adopts a specific front bumper concept for increased aero load on the front. The ESC is calibrated for fast, precise traction control and vehicle dynamics, recognising and adapting to differences in grip, including on low-grip surfaces such as snow and ice.

The permanent four-wheel drive, due to the rear-wheel steering, is calibrated to allow more torque to the rear axle so that when powering off, less torque is shifted to the front axle to allow sporty but safe over-steer behaviour.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae
Inside the Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae

The systems are managed by Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva (LDVA), which processes precise, real-time information on body motion via sensors, thus defining the best response of all active systems to deliver the best vehicle dynamics in every condition.

Delivering the state of the art aerodynamic performance, the front splitter and open ‘mouth’ directs additional airflow to optimise aerodynamic efficiency, engine and radiator cooling.

The front bumper’s airducts and side cooling inlet reduce aerodynamic interference from the front tires and optimise wake flow to the rear radiator, with the Ultimae’s lightweight rear bumper completing the dynamic exterior and celebrating the SVJ’s track-oriented heritage.

The active aero system’s rear wing moves into three positions – closed, ‘maximum performance’ and ‘maximum handling’ – dependent on speed and the drive mode selected.

The car’s overall balance is tailored by working with vortex generators created in the front and rear of the chassis’ underside to maximise air flow and assist with brake cooling.

Transmission is via Lamborghini’s lightweight Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) 7-speed shifting system, providing robotised gearshifts in up to 50 milliseconds.

The drive modes allow the driver to select not only STRADA, SPORT and CORSA dynamic options, but in EGO mode choose their own parameters for optimum set-up of the Lamborghini active suspension (LMS), traction controls (engine, gearbox and four-wheel drive) as well as steering.

The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae celebrates the Lamborghini Aventador’s complex yet elegant lines and surfaces: the culmination of Lamborghini’s aspirated-V12 design legacy.

Paying homage to the benchmark performance of the SVJ and the ageless super sports elegance of the S model, it takes the best components of both to create a perfect balance between performance and dynamism with an enduring sophistication.

Pricing, final specifications and Australian availability are yet to be confirmed. Further information will be available soon.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae
Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae
Scott Gravolin
Scott Gravolin
Scott Gravolin is an aspiring photographer and automotive reviewer, with a passion for performance cars and sports motorcycles. Scott loves riding his Kawasaki Ninja 1000, Scott has an absolute appreciation for Porsche with two of his all time favorites being the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Porsche 918 Spyder. However he just can not leave out the old rally focussed Ford Escort RS Cosworth.

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