The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae will soon be extinct, but to say farewell in style, the automaker introduced the Ultimae variant in mid-2021. The Ultimae, designed as the ultimate swan song to the iconic supercar, is quite spectacular and was recently tested by Carfection.
Lamborghini decided against creating a car that was even more track-focused than the SVJ and featured outrageous wings and splitters when designing the Ultimae. Instead, it decided to make the final Aventador a compromise between the S and the SVJ.
This philosophy is most visible in the exterior design, which incorporates elements from the S and the SVJ. The front fascia, for example, is nearly identical to the S but includes an active splitter and intake flaps. Meanwhile, the rear of the car features SVJ-inspired elements, the most noticeable of which are the dual exhaust pipes and the carbon fiber diffuser.
Found beneath the striking bodywork is Lamborghini’s familiar 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 but upgraded to deliver 770 hp at 8,700 rpm and 531 lb-ft (720 Nm) of torque. This gives the Ultimae 39 hp more than a regular S and 10 hp more than an SVJ. It also weighs less than the S but is slightly heavier than the SVJ, although the added grunt means its power-to-weight ratio is exactly the same as the SVJ.
Carfection’s Harry Catchpole had the opportunity to put the car through its paces on some absolutely stunning roads, and in a world where V12-powered performance cars like these are becoming increasingly scarce, it’s important to celebrate them while they’re still available.