Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated V12 engine is a reasonably particular factor. It makes the Aventador sound like nothing else, and the quantity of energy that the oldsters in Sant’Agata have been in a position to squeeze out of it with out turbos or different trickery is tremendous spectacular. It’s additionally, sadly, going the best way of the thylacine, and to rejoice the top of the V12 period, Lamborghini is releasing two particular one-off autos.
“The V12 engine is likely one of the pillars of our historical past and our marque’s success,” mentioned Stephan Winkelmann, Automobili Lamborghini chairman and CEO, in a press release. “As we head in direction of embracing a brand new period of hybridization on the coronary heart of our Cor Tauri technique, that is the Lamborghini manner of celebrating the naturally aspirated V12 with two one-off autos that completely signify our idea of excellence in personalization.”
The vehicles — a coupe and a roadster known as Invencible and Autentica, respectively — made their debut on Monday. The vehicles borrow styling components from the wildest Aventador fashions in addition to the Sesto Elemento, Reventon and Veneno. They actually match the invoice as a sendoff to the wild V12-powered Lamborghinis of the previous.
The vehicles are each mechanically an identical and have a 6.5-liter model of Lamborghini’s LP V12, producing an exceedingly sturdy 769 hp (good) and 531 lb-ft of torque. This monster of an engine is paired with one of many worst transmissions on this planet at present, the 7-speed ISR featured within the Aventador. All-wheel drive and four-wheel steering are additionally alongside for the journey. The chassis tub has been borrowed from the Aventador, which is smart, given all the opposite mechanical bits.
Lamborghini hasn’t mentioned whether or not the vehicles will get out into the world for folks to see or in the event that they’ll reside on the manufacturing unit, and naturally, being one-offs, there’s no worth listed for them.