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The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae is the definitive model, but is it also the best?

The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae is the definitive model, but is it also the best?


The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae will soon go the way of the dodo, but to send it off in style, the automaker introduced the Ultimae variant in mid-2021. Created as the ultimate swan song for the iconic supercar, the Ultimae is quite spectacular and was recently tested by Carfection.

In creating the Ultimae, Lamborghini decided not to develop a car that would be more track-oriented than the SVJ and complete with bizarre wings and splitters. Instead, it decided to make the final version of the Aventador a middle ground between the S and the SVJ.

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This philosophy is most evident in the car’s exterior design, which borrows elements from the S and SVJ. For example, the front is largely identical to that of the S, but it is equipped with an active splitter and inlet valves. Meanwhile, the rear of the car features some SVJ-inspired components, the most notable of which are the twin tailpipes and carbon fiber diffuser.

Beneath the striking bodywork is Lamborghini’s signature 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12, but upgraded to 770 horsepower 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 the power-to-weight ratio is exactly the same as the SVJ.

Harry Catchpole from Carfection had the chance to test drive the car on some absolutely beautiful roads and in a world where V12 powered performance cars like this one are becoming increasingly rare, it’s important to celebrate cars like this while they’re still around.