September 30, 2023

Lamborghini guarantees to launch its first hybrid supercar, the much-awaited substitute for the now-legendary Aventador, in early 2023. Earlier than that occurs, the Italian automaker has unveiled its final pair of V12-powered, Aventador-based tremendous sports activities automobiles to commemorate the lengthy and superb reign of Lamborghini’s naturally-aspirated V12 engine.

Designed solely by Lamborghini Centro Stile, the one-off Invencible coupe and Autentica roadster was the whole lot we anticipated from the raging Italian bull.

Invencible & Autentica: New Beginnings

Lamborghini revealed the ultimate Aventador mannequin in September 2022, the LP 780-4 Ultimae, as a sub-$500,000 farewell of 250 roadsters and 350 coupes. However Lambo’s not finished with the Aventador’s carbon fiber monocoque and all-carbon physique. As an alternative, the brainiacs at Lamborghini Centro Stile took a visit down reminiscence lane, took a mishmash of styling cues from its most interesting creations (just like the Sesto Elemento, Reventon, Essenza SCV12, and Veneno), and molded the whole lot to form.

“We have now created two one-off automobiles with their distinctive character impressed by monitor days and the high-octane circuit atmosphere,” stated Mitja Borkert, Head of Design, Automobili Lamborghini. “These one-off designs draw on our distinctive DNA whereas elevating our design heritage to a brand new stage.”

The purple Invencible coupe and matte grey Autentica are two of the wildest-looking Aventador-based Lambos we’ve seen for the reason that Sian Roadster. The Invencible brings to thoughts a cyberpunk Aventador with its black and purple theme. In the meantime, the Autentica and its attractive tailfins are paying homage to trendy, uber-speedy machines just like the SSC Tuatara.

Hexagonal Theme

Lamborghini’s been fascinated with hexagons for the reason that Aventador debuted in 2011, and also you’ll discover them all over the place on the Invencible and Autentica. For example, the headlights and taillights characteristic hexagon-shaped LED working lights, whereas the 3D-printed air vents and unique Inconel triple exhaust ideas have a hexagonal form.

Inside, the hexagon theme combines clear strains and a minimalist method to design, highlighted by the absence of a fiddly heart touchscreen to “focus consideration on pure driving enjoyment,” stated Lamborghini. Nonetheless, the motive force nonetheless will get a digital instrument cluster to understand how quick the mid-mounted V12 engine is spinning at any given second.

Closing V12 Salute

The enduring Lamborghini V12 engine has undergone two iterations since debuting within the automaker’s first automotive, the 350GT. The Aventador was the primary manufacturing Lambo to make use of the carmaker’s second-gen V12, and it’ll even be the final. “The V12 engine is without doubt one of the pillars of our historical past and our marquee’s success,” stated Stephan Winkelmann, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.

Hiding beneath the Invencible and Autentica’s all-carbon physique panels is the ultimate model of Lambo’s second-gen V12. Pumping out 769 horsepower and 531 lb-ft. of torque, the V12 sends energy to all 4 wheels utilizing a seven-speed ISR automated handbook gearbox and customary all-wheel drive.

We discover it uncommon for Lamborghini to censor the efficiency specs for what are conceivably hardcore supercars. Nonetheless, we reckon the Invencible and Autentica will ship related efficiency deserves as Aventador Ultimae, speeding from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and reaching a 220 mph prime velocity. As well as, Lamborghini’s Dynamic Steering System (Lambo-speak for a four-wheel steering system) is customary to boost high-speed stability and low-speed maneuverability.  

One-Off Value Tags

The Lamborghini Invencible and Autentica are one-off creations that can most certainly spend their days in an enclosed, climate-controlled non-public storage. Nonetheless, contemplating the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae has a sub-$500,000 base value, it wouldn’t be outrageous for the Invencible and Autentica to start out at a cool million every.

We are going to miss the Aventador. It’s the primary large V12 Lambo you may throw round corners with out the whole shebang ending in a sordid mess. We will solely marvel how a plug-in hybrid electrical powertrain might make the Aventador’s successor sooner, stronger, and extra environment friendly. The excellent news is we don’t have to attend lengthy to seek out out.

Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog characteristic columnist and an professional in sports activities and efficiency automobiles. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics, and accountancy in his youthful years and remains to be very a lot smitten to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He additionally likes fried rooster, music, and natural drugs.

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