Lamborghini is ending its naturally aspirated v12 with the launch of one-off Invencible (roadster) and Autentica (coupe). Both cars are based on the Aventador which bowed out last September. Lamborghini said it involved the customer from the very beginning of the project to arrive at the final design for both cars.
What really separates these two one-offs from “normal” Lamborghinis is their fully carbon-fiber bodywork. The styling is said to hark back to several of Lamborghini’s limited-edition supercars. The sculpted hood recalls the track-only Essenza SCV12 and engine cover echoes the lightweight Sesto Elemento, while the Veneno and Reventón served as inspiration for the extreme aerodynamics.
At the heart of each car is a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 producing 769 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque – the same outputs as the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae. Like the donor car, all-wheel drive and an automated single-clutch gearbox handle power distribution, while four-wheel steering makes these one-offs handle like smaller supercars.
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.
The Invencible coupe is painted in a vivid red, called Rosso Efesto, with red brake calipers and red interior accents to match. The Invencible’s scissor doors are adorned with hexagonal representations of the Italian flag. The Auténtica roadster, meanwhile, has its Grigio Titans bodywork accented by matte black and a yellow hue called Giallo Auge, echoed by the brakes and interior stitching.
These will be the last two cars from Lamborghini to ever utilize the naturally aspirated V12, with the next chapter being a hybrid super sports car that Lamborghini says is due in just a few weeks.