Lamborghini celebrates 10,000 sales milestone for the Aventador

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Automobili Lamborghini has reached a historical milestone with its V12 model. In nine years, the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory has produced 10,000 Aventadors. The Lamborghini with chassis number 10,000 is an Aventador SVJ Roadster in Grigio Acheso (grey) colour with Rosso Mimir (red) livery and Ad Personam interior in Rosso Alala (red) and black. The car is destined for the Thai market. The Aventador range debuted in 2011 in the coupé version as Aventador LP 700-4. Its carbon-fibre monocoque, produced in the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory, is a ‘single shell’, ensuring high structural rigidity. A new V12 engine was developed for the Aventador LP 700-4, with 690bhp of power at 8,250rpm. Also, 0-100kmph comes up in just 2.9 seconds and top speed stands at 350kmph.

In November of 2012, Automobili Lamborghini presented the Roadster version of the Aventador. Its roof is composed of two sections and is made entirely of carbon fibre, using different technologies including RTM and Forged Composite. In fact, each section of the roof weighs less than 6 kilograms. The rear pillar was redesigned to provide the removable roof with proper support, to house an automatic passenger protection system and to ventilate the engine compartment sufficiently.

At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Aventador J was unveiled, an “open” super sports car with the exterior and interior melding into each other, for which the designers and engineers of Sant’Agata dispensed with both the roof and the classic windscreen. Designed to travel at speeds in excess of 300kmph this type of extreme experience is nevertheless all about exclusiveness: the Lamborghini Aventador J has been approved for road use and is a one-off destined for one lucky enthusiast of works of art that are unique in the world.

In 2016 Automobili Lamborghini unveiled the Aventador Miura Homage, a special series derived from the Aventador coupé to pay tribute to the Miura, the forerunner of Lamborghini’s V12 super sports cars, in the year of its 50th anniversary. Created by the company’s Ad Personam department and limited to just 50 units, the Aventador Miura Homage reflects the original Miura models in its colours and features.

Also in 2016, the new Lamborghini Aventador S was introduced, featuring a new aerodynamic design, redesigned suspension, more power, and completely revamped driving dynamics. The “S” denotes enhanced versions of pre-existing Lamborghini models. The Aventador S sports a 6.5-litre, 12-cylinder aspirated engine with an output of 40bhp more than the previous model, for a maximum power output of 730bhp.

In 2018 the Aventador SVJ was introduced. “SV”, as per tradition, stands for Superveloce, and the “J” stands for “Jota”, which denotes the car’s superiority on the track and in terms of performance. The Aventador SVJ has already established itself as the fastest production vehicle on Germany’s famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife track, covering the 20.6-kilometre lap in just 6:44.97 minutes. Production of the SVJ was limited to 900 units. The SVJ 63 was produced in only 63 examples to pay tribute to the year Automobili Lamborghini was founded – 1963.

Come 2019, the one-off Aventador S by Skyler Grey was unveiled, a symbol of the fusion of two concepts of art. On one hand, there is Lamborghini’s automotive art, where the unique design of the forms, always characterized by taut lines, three-dimensional volumes, geometries and stylistic elements of the past, is joined with pioneering technological solutions. The car was painted in three weeks in Lamborghini’s new paint shop.