Lamborghini’s farewell to the Aventador lands in Singapore



Lamborghini’s farewell to its Aventador V12 supercar, the LP 780-4 Ultimae, has landed in Singapore; prices at S$2 million a pop, but they’re all sold out


Photos: Lamborghini Singapore

SINGAPORE

The final edition of the Lamborghini Aventador is now in Singapore. The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae is Lamborghini’s farewell to its flagship supercar, and marks the end of the brand’s naturally-aspirated V12 era, with the Aventador’s replacement supposedly getting a plug-in hybrid drivetrain to pair with its new V12 engine.

Just 600 units of the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae will be produced, of which 350 will be coupes and 250 will be roadsters. Pricing is estimated to be around S$2 million for the coupe and S$2.15 million for the roadster, both without COE, although they’re irrelevant anyway as Lamborghini says that the allocation for Singapore has been sold out, without revealing how many units have been assigned here.

As the name suggests, the Ultimae’s 6.5-litre V12 powerplant has been tuned to produce 780hp, which is 40hp more than the regular Aventador S, and 10hp more than the hard-edged Aventador SVJ version. All 780 horses and 720Nm of torque are sent to the four wheels through a 7-speed automated manual gearbox which Lamborghini dubs Independent Shifting Rod (ISR). The result is a 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 355km/h.

Goodbye V12, see you on the hybrid side

Lamborghini has also made small tweaks to the car’s four-wheel-drive system, letting it channel more torque to the rear for a sportier drive. The four-wheel-steering system, first seen on the Aventador S, has also been tuned to react faster to steering inputs to improve responsiveness when cornering.



The Ultimae’s aerodynamics have been optimised to enhance performance, while also giving the car a more aggressive look. The front splitter and ‘mouth’ directs extra airflow for better efficiency, but also provides cooling for the engine and radiator as well. At the rear, the adjustable active aero wing can be had in three settings: closed, maximum performance and maximum handling.

The launch colour for Ultimae coupe is a two-tone grey-on-grey paintwork, with some bits painted in matte red Rosso Mimir. The Ultimae roadster meanwhile is available in Blu Tawaret and Blu Nethuns, with the roof panels coming in high gloss black carbon fibre.

The interior is finished in black leather and Alcantara, with an optional laser cut ‘Y’ motif in contrast backing colour available for the seats and dashboard. As with all Lamborghinis, customers can choose to personalise their Ultimae through the brand’s Ad Personam programme.


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