After a decade in production, the flagship raging bull is slotxo going away, and it might also be the end of the carmaker’s glorious V12 engine. Here, we take a look at Lamborghini’s most storied models leading up to the Aventador.
So, you might have already read the news about the Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae, a limited-edition run of 350 coupes and 250 soft-top roadsters to commemorate the end of the supercar’s decade-long run.
Making its debut on the big stage at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (remember when big motor shows were a thing?), the Aventador was more than a worthy successor to the Murcielago, the latter being the first all-new car produced under the carmaker’s then-new owners, Audi.
The new flagship raging bull would also play host to a new V12 engine, displacing 6.5 litres and only Lamborghini’s second all-new twelve-cylinder engine in the company’s half-century of existence.
That new V12 engine, with an internal codename of L539, was intended to replace the 6.5-litre V12 used in the Murcielago, an engine that can directly trace its roots back to the 3.5-litre V12 that made its debut on Lamborghini’s first production car, the 350 GT, in 1964.