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Lamborghini Invencible coupé and Auténtica roadster

Lamborghini is celebrating its renowned naturally-aspirated V12 with the Invencible coupé and Auténtica roadster, two unique, one-off cars that highlight the marque's DNA and represent the very pinnacle of Lamborghini's exclusive accent on personalization by involving the customer from the very beginning to create models that are truly bespoke. With only a few weeks until the debut of Lamborghini's first hybrid super sports car.

According to Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, "The V12 engine is one of the foundations of our heritage and our marque's success." This is Lamborghini's way of honoring the naturally aspirated V12 with two one-off vehicles that perfectly symbolize our vision of excellence in personalisation as we move toward embracing a new era of hybridization at the core of our Cor Tauri strategy.

The two distinctive one-off vehicles were created by Lamborghini Centro Stile utilizing the V12 platform as the pinnacle of maximal inventiveness, retaining the design characteristics that have contributed to the company's legendary status and drawing on a sports character inspired by the racetrack.

The Sesto Elemento, a tribute to lightness and motorsport distinguished by a huge rear wing, the Reventón with its distinctive aeronautical flair, and the Veneno, which pushes the boundaries of aerodynamic perfection, are honored by Invencible and Auténtica.

Automobili Lamborghini Head of Design Mitja Borkert stated, "We have built two one-of-a-kind vehicles with their own distinctive character, inspired by track days and the high-octane circuit environment. "Lamborghini Centro Stile, using their full creative potential on the V12 platform, created these. These one-of-a-kind designs are inspired by our distinctive design DNA and once more raise the bar for our design legacy."

Both of the new vehicles use the same Sant'Agata Bolognese-produced carbon fiber monocoque as the Aventador, as well as complete carbon bodywork that includes design and technological innovations that Lamborghini has successfully proven in competition. The towering bonnet is a carryover from the Essenza SCV12, as is the prominent front splitter with vertical struts intended to regulate airflow as well as possible.

Starting with the dramatic front and rear light assembly emphasized by cutting-edge hexagonal LED running lights, the hexagon, a well-known pattern of contemporary Lamborghini design, is incorporated elegantly yet prominently into the characteristic visual features of the automobile. The air intakes on the bonnet are similar to those on the Sesto Elemento, and the central triple exhaust with Inconel tips—a unique high-performance steel alloy originated from the aerospace industry—continues the theme.

The clean lines and simple dashboards of both vehicles' interiors, together with the absence of any instruments on the console, emphasize the interiors' lightness and put the emphasis squarely on the driving experience. The cockpit's carbon fiber structure houses a computerized display with custom graphics for each car.

The delicate contrast between the predominant shade of red and the carbon-look parts heightened by red "flakes'' is what gives the Lamborghini Invencible coupé its distinctive design. Similar to the brake calipers in Rosso Mars, which are mounted behind single-nut wheels with carbon fiber fairings to ventilate the brake system, the Rosso Efesto bodywork is matched with carbon fiber sills and door frames. Two conspicuous hexagonal tricolors in the shape of the Italian flag can be seen on the traditional scissor doors and are repeated on the steering wheel and door linings.

The interior, which contrasts with the bodywork's color by using Rosso Alala leather and Nero Cosmus Alcantara, is further enhanced with individualized embroidery in those two complementary colors. The same color as the shifting paddles on the steering wheel, Rosso Efesto, is utilized for the Lamborghini emblem on the dashboard.

The Lamborghini Auténtica roadster has bodywork in Grigio Titans with accents in Matt Black and a Giallo Auge paint, which is the same color as the primary aerodynamic components and continues the theme of keeping the vehicle's totally distinctive identity. These include the front splitter and a rear wing with two fins that was inspired by motorsports and optimizes the aerodynamic load. Two domes with integrated roll bars, modeled by vintage open-topped racers, give the car its distinctive look. Elegant Giallo Taurus embroidery, Nero Ade leather upholstery in contrast, and two-tone Nero Cosmus and Grigio Octans Alcantara can all be found inside the open-air cabin.

Before the shift to hybrid vehicles, the Lamborghini Invencible and Auténtica were the only vehicles built with a 12-cylinder, 6.5-liter engine positioned longitudinally in the back (Longitudinale Posteriore: "LP"). The final ode to the departing Lamborghini V12 engine produces 780 CV and a maximum 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm. It is coupled to a seven-speed ISR gearbox, four-wheel drive, and the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system, which regulates all four wheels.

TopGear Magazine Feb 2023