Building the final Aventador Ultimae Roadster – but for who?
We’ve just published the article on the last of the Ultimae leaving the Linea Aventador in Sant’Agata, with its almost 60 years of naturally aspirated V12 history coming to an end, and while we talked about the glorious career of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 since 2011 with all the different models and evolutions, and let’s not forget the very special few-off models based on this chassis, it is safe to say the Aventador was a very successful flagship model for Automobili Lamborghini SpA, in the end, a total of 11,465 left the factory, with a bright blue metallic Aventador Ultimae Roadster being the last one, as we could see on the photos of the actual production of this unit, there was no chassis behind it anymore.
This brings us to a rather interesting conclusion, take a close look at this specific car, more specifically the color combinations, both on the outside and on the interior, when I saw these photos for the first time it immediately hit me, and after reading the official press release from Lamborghini I’m almost certain I know where this ‘last of the Aventador’ is heading, just think about this for a second: “Automobili Lamborghini ceases production of the Aventador: a final Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster, in a special light blue Ad Personam color destined for the Swiss market, is the last, pure, naturally-aspirated V12 Lamborghini to be produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and marks the end of an era.”
From the close-up photos, Lamborghini published, taken during the actual production of this car, it is clear we are looking at a very ‘glittered’ bright blue shade, add the silver details on the lower sides of the bumper, the side sill, and the rear diffuser, even the silver Dianthus wheels instead of the usual Leirion or Nireo wheels we usually see, adding the all-white seats and white parts on the door panels it is rather obvious to me this specific Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Roadster is a near-perfect homage to the one-off Lamborghini Miura Roadster!
And guess who owns the unique, priceless Miura Roadster today? None other than Swiss-based Albert Spiess, and I know that name rings a bell for sure … he’s an avid car collector with a very impressive number of rare Lamborghinis in his garage, and he was also the person who convinced Lamborghini to recreate the original 1971 Countach prototype from scratch, so I wouldn’t be surprised if somehow arranged it to get the very last Aventador ever made from the factory and make it a spitting image of the legendary Miura Roadster he owns, seeing these two side by side will surely be absolutely mindblowing, just think about it, the first supercar in Roadster form, and the last NA V12 Roadster, in the same shade, with the same white seats, next to each other.
Let’s take a look at the last car on the Linea Aventador in Sant’Agata, going through the stages of fitting the massive 6.5-Liter V12 engine, the last of it’s kind, right up to the application of protection film on that blue paint with a massive amount of flake in it:
And now compare that glittered blue to the one found on the Lamborghini Miura Roadster: