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Aventador – End of an Era
11 years and 11,465 Aventadors later, it’s the end of the road for raging bulls of the naturally-aspirated V12 variety; at least for Automobili Lamborghini, S.p.A.
The final Aventador, an LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster, is heading to a customer in Switzerland, according to CarScoops.
The Aventador takes its name from a Spanish fighting bull that fought in Zaragoza, Aragón in 1993. It was the successor to the Murciélago, and was hand-built in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.
The Aventador, codenamed LB834, was unveiled in Sant'Agata Bolognese, five months before its debut at the February 2011 Geneva Motor Show. By March 2016, 5,000 Aventadors had been built, matching sales of the Murciélago. With final production at 11,465 units, more Aventadors have been sold than all other V12 Lamborghinis combined.
“As Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is embarking onto the biggest transformation in its history, it’s a proud and yet nostalgic feeling to see the last Aventador leave our factory.” said Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, S.p.A. “The Aventador was born as a hyper sports car to the price of a super sports car, and has rightfully claimed legend status even before the end of its lifecycle. A true last of its kind.”