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Lamborghini have ushered in the week with a momentous announcement. The Italian brand has decided to wrap up production of the Aventador. Lucky last comes in the form of a light blue LP790-4 Aventador Ultimae Roadster. The car in question is also the last naturally aspirated V12 Lamborghini to be made.

The last Lamborghini Aventador leaving the factory in Sant'Agata, Bologna
Hopefully the Lamborghini V12 lives on for many more years in hybrid form

Covers came off the Aventador at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show with the first offering called the ‘LP700-4’. Significant numbers because of a 700bhp (actually 691bhp) power output and four wheel drive. LP of course referring to Longitudinale Posteriore because the engine is mounted in a ‘North-South’ orientation. The 6.5L V12 was an all new unit developed by Lamborghini especially for the Aventador.

Lamborghini badge being applied to the last ever Aventador
It’s the closing of a huge chapter for Lamborghini

Through the ensuing 11 years, 8 sub-models have appeared with nearly 11,500 cars sold! 10 one-off or limited edition cars have spurned from the original with the car having a strong presence in pop culture as well. Aventador only took 5 years to outsell the Murcielago with its total production run being stronger than the sum of all V12 Lambos that have gone before it!

Lamborghini Aventador sub models
11,465 units of the Aventador were sold over 11 years

Speaking of which, the Aventador had some huge shoes to fill. Miura, Countach, Diablo and Murcielago all wore the V12 moniker before it and the Aventador did justice to all of them. I can still remember being excited about the Aventador’s launch in 2012 and skeptical about its potential. However, it has gone on to prove me wrong and I couldn’t be more pleased.

As someone who has always admired Lamborghini, it pains me to see the end of their naturally aspirated V12s in my lifetime. However, the show must go on!

Thanks for reading! For more Lamborghini news, visit Tarmac Life.

Words by Matthew D’Souza, pictures courtesy of Lamborghini Media.

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