The Aventador-based models are a send-off to the V12 before the new plug-in hybrid flagship arrives
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by Thanos Pappas
As we are all waiting for the debut of Lamborghini’s next flagship, the Sant’Agata company surprised us by unveiling two one-offs as its last supercars using a non-electrified V12. The Invencible coupe and Autentica roadster are based on the Aventador, but feature bespoke bodyworks made entirely of carbon fiber and custom interiors.
The special models were created by Lamborghini Centro Stile with the two owners being involved in the process from the beginning. Despite having different names, they look like the coupe and roadster variants of the same model, sharing most of their body panels but with different roofs, rear decks, aero details, and configurations. Inspiration came from special models from the recent past, namely the Sesto Elemento, the Reventon, and the Veneno.
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At the front, both the Invencible and the Autentica come with arrow-shaped headlights, a sharp and low nose, a prominent splitter, and a vented bonnet that is reminiscent of the track-only Essenza SCV12. The greenhouse and proportions show the connection with the Aventador, but the profile is totally different with much larger side intakes, sculpted scissor doors, and sexy fenders with a hint of Countach in the shape of the wheel arches. The unique center-lock alloy wheels have carbon-fiber fairings and kind of look like a spider’s web.
The rear end is even more bespoke and futuristic thanks to the triple hexagon-shaped LED taillights, with the same theme repeated on the engine cover, and the center-mounted Inconel exhaust featuring triple pipes. Typical of track-focused Lamborghini supercars, the tail is full of outlets, with an integrated diffuser and semi-exposed rear tires. The Invencible has a fixed rear wing similar to the one in the Sesto Elemento, while the Autentica features dual fins. Besides the lack of roof, the Autentica also comes with two dome structures behind the headrests.
Moving inside, the basic layout is similar to other V12-powered Lamborghini models but the design is different, with hexagonal 3D-printed air vents, a digital instrument cluster featuring unique graphics for each car, a lack of infotainment touchscreen on the center console, and a heavy dose of carbon fiber.
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The Invencible is painted in Rosso Efesto with matching red flakes on the exposed carbon parts, and a combination of Rosso Efesto accents, Rosso Alara leather, and Nero Cosmus Alcantara inside the cabin. On the other hand, the Autentica is painted in Grigio Titans with Matt Black and contrasting Giallo Auge accents on the aero components. Inside, the leather is finished in Nero Ade, the Alcantara comes in a duo-tone Nero Cosmus / Grigio Octans finish, and the embroidery comes in Giallo Taurus.
Mitja Borkert, Head of Design at Lamborghini, said that the two one-offs were “inspired by track days and the high-octane circuit environment” with the designers doing their best to be creative on the V12 platform.
The latest supercars from Sant’Agata are built on the carbon-fiber monocoque chassis of the Aventador which was also used in several few-offs and limited production specials including the Veneno, Centenario, Sian FKP 37, Essenza SCV12, and the more recent Countach LPI 800-4 as well as in the SC18 Alston and SC20 track-only one-offs.
The mid-mounted naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine is also sourced from the Aventador, producing 769 hp (574 kW / 780 PS) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque as in the Ultimae. Power is transmitted to all four wheels through a seven-speed ISR gearbox, while the supercars are also equipped with the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system allowing four-wheel-steering.
Lamborghini describes the models as “the final salute” to the non-electrified V12 engine which will soon be replaced by a new hybrid V12 in its next series-production flagship. Speaking of which, the company confirmed that the successor of the Aventador will debut in “just a few weeks” as the next chapter in the iconic supercar bloodline and the first featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain.