10 Sick Facts About The Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae

As cliché as it may sound, we are soon approaching the end of the road for a legendary icon in the automotive sphere. Yes, our beloved mid-engined flagship V12 Lamborghini – the Aventador is soon on its way out. But Lamborghini being Lamborghini has yet again churned out one last limited iteration out of this quintessential supercar, and it’s called the Aventador Ultimae LP 780-4. This last production Aventador model is the most powerful one of them all even trailing the already super powerful track slaying SVJ.

The original Aventador broke cover in 2011 and eleven years later, it will finally be sent off. From the get-go, the Aventador was destined to become the poster car of this generation, and to no one’s surprise, it did. Boasting the iconic Lambo (scissor) doors, aggressive styling and a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12, the Aventador is exactly what a Lamborghini should be like. And the final edition of this supercar is no different. The Ultimae is the perfect amalgamation of usability with raw power. It offers both the creature comforts of an Aventador S and toned down aerodynamics of an SVJ.

Nevertheless, there are a few more facts about the Ultimae that you might not be aware of. So without further delay let’s just jump right into what makes the Aventador Ultimae unique.

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10 Most Powerful Standard Production Lamborghini

Over the years, every new variant of the Aventador has always churned out more power than its predecessor, and this time, the Ultimae is no exception. With its 6.5-liter naturally aspirated fire-breathing V12 the Aventador’s latest edition has been crowned as the most powerful V12 Lamborghini to date. The Ultimae packs 40 more horses under its hood than the Aventador S and 10 hp more than the SVJ.

The total number of ponies within this V12 behemoth tallies out to be 769 hp. And when converted to metric horsepower it becomes 780 – the reason why it’s called the LP-780. This gargantuan engine from Lamborghini is regarded as one of the biggest and most powerful naturally aspirated V12 engines.

9 Possibly The Last Iteration Of The Aventador

Currently, in its eleventh year in production, the Aventador is the most successful V12 Lamborghini of all time. It has had numerous editions and models and all of them have made a huge name for themselves. However, with time, some technologies incorporated in this V12 monster are starting to show their age. This is why Lamborghini has decided that it will be replacing this icon soon.

Lamborghini will probably be launching the Aventador’s replacement sometime next year, but until then, the Ultimae will remain the flagship V12 supercar from the Italian brand. The next generation V12 model has been spied testing a few times now, and renders based on the sightings seem to hint that the replacement of the Aventador will be an equally mesmerizing automobile.

8 Last Purely Naturally-Aspirated V12 Lamborghini

Taking about the replacement of the Aventador, the upcoming flagship from Lamborghini will not be a purely naturally aspirated car. Rather it will be a hybrid. Don’t worry though as Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has assured that the Aventador’s replacement will get an all-new V12 engine with an added zest of hybridization.

However, what this news implies is that the Ultimae will become the last Lamborghini in the company’s history to be powered only by a gas-guzzling V12. This also means that the Aventador Ultimae could rise in value a few years down the line when everything becomes either a hybrid or all-electric.

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7 Only 350 Units Will Be Made

Like other limited editions of the Aventador, the Ultimae is also a decently sparse supercar. The Sant’Agata Bolognese-based carmaker will only be producing 350 units of the Aventador Ultimae and then the production of this long-running legend will come to an end.

Automotive experts believe that the Aventador Ultimae could potentially become a future classic. The limited production numbers and last all-naturally aspirated drivetrain could be the driving factors for future pricing. Well, the Aventador being the poster car for the Millennials and Gen Z is an added bonus as well.

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6 It’s Blisteringly Fast

The Aventador was never a slow car to begin with, but having the highest power output in the lineup has definitely put the Ultimae in a top spot. With the 780HP-generating V12 just behind the driver seat, the Ultimae can sprint from 0-62MPH in just 2.8 seconds. That’s plenty quick to take you to a trip to jail if you’re not careful enough.

Notably, it’s not only the sprint to 62 that is quick in the Ultimae. The top speed of this supercar is mind-bending as well. Mash the throttle in a wide open road and if you have got the space then you can reach the top speed of 220MPH.

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5 Features A Carbon Fiber Monocoque Chassis

Common to every Aventador, the Ultimae also gets an extremely rigid carbon fiber monocoque chassis. This chassis which is famously known as the “Tub” is used to mount the front and rear subframes. Following the attachment of this, all the suspension and drivetrain components are added to ultimately create the ferocious V12 Lambo bull.

The monocoque of the Aventador can be credited for the massive weight reductions and structural integrity. Overall, the Ultimae weighs 55 lbs less than the Aventador S and with 40 more horsepower, it helps in an overall improved power-to-weight ratio.

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4 The Ultimae Gets Four Wheel Steering

The Aventador Ultimae’s chassis reactions are further sharpened with the addition of all-wheel steering. This magic of a system that operates differently depending on speed makes the Ultimae an extremely agile machine. According to many experts the Aventador Ultimae feels very nimble because of this added technology.

The Ultimae, like the Aventador S in which the four-wheel steering was first featured, can turn with an absurdly small turning radius. This is because at low speeds, the rear wheels of the car rotate in the opposite direction of the front wheels. Meanwhile, the reverse occurs at high speeds. Even while at high speed, the automobile gets more stable as a result.

3 All-Wheel Drive Is Standard

Historically, all the Aventadors and Lamborghinis, in general, have had the ultimate four-wheel-drive systems and the Ultimae is no exception. The inclusion of the all-wheel drive system helps in achieving more grip; with all the 780 ponies being unleashed at once, it is difficult for two wheels to stick to the tarmac.

A rear-wheel-drive system in a supercar, according to Lamborghini, is wonderful for acceleration, but the power distribution is such that losing control, especially during acceleration, is easy. As a result, an all-wheel drive system offers the necessary balance that is needed for driving raging bulls like the Ultimae.

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2 Active Suspension On All Four Corners

Working with the power of four, Lamborghini has given the Ultimae active suspension on all four corners. The Aventador Ultimae uses magneto-rheological front and rear shock absorbers in its active suspension system to make changes with split-second reaction times.

The Lamborghini active suspension allows the driver to switch between driving modes, or the car may modify its suspension stiffness by changing the magnetic energy delivered to the fluid in its shocks. The result overall is a stiffer ride which translates into a more confidence-inspiring spirited driving experience.

1 Still Boasts The Visceral Single Clutch Transmission

The Ultimae may be the most advanced and final edition of the Aventador, but one thing that has not changed is its visceral transmission. The automated single-clutch ISR seven-speed transmission is known for throwing drivers back, but that’s part of the drama of driving this V12 monster.

Lamborghini has continued to offer this quick-shifting gearbox in the final iteration of the Aventador, but soon this will be gone too. Recently it was reported that Lamborghini will be making a transition to a more modern and faster dual-clutch box.

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