Celebrating the V12 at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Automobili Lamborghini SpA launched the new Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae earlier this week, with only 350 Coupe and 250 Roadster to be built over the next year or so, the Ultimae has been officially unveiled to the public in real life at the 2021 edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, UK, the world-renowned motorsport event, the largest of its kind in the UK, is the venue for several dynamic launches from supercar manufactures.
Cars like the Lotus Emira, the Maserati MC20, and the Aston Martin Valkyrie are taking on the famous hill climb circuit at Goodwood during the Supercar Run, and I was hoping we would be seeing the Aventador Ultimae in action too, but it seems both the grey Coupe and the blue Roadster will be on static display only, which is too bad as this ‘final’ Lamborghini Aventador comes with an impressive 780 hp from the famous NA V12 engine.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae will be the last V12 flagship from Sant’Agata to use the legendary V12 engine as-is, right up to this day Automobili Lamborghini SpA never produced a turbocharged V12 model, nor a V1³2 Hybrid as a production model, the Sián is a limited edition model, the successor to the Aventador will be Lamborghini’s first, official V12 hybrid model when it arrives in late 2022 or early 2023, by 2024 we will also see the Huracán replacement … as a hybrid too.
Talking about the Huracán, they came in numbers to Goodwood, Automobili Lamborghini SpA had several different versions of their V10 success story at Goodwood, their main stand not only showcased the grey finished Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae, but also the stunning Blu Laufey Huracán STO, the street-legal version of their famous Squadra Corse race car, the V10 ‘Super Trofeo Omologata’ on the other hand wasn’t just a static show stopper, a stunning satin blue finished Huracán STO took the honor of the first dynamic sighting of this model in the UK during the famed hill climb.
As if that wasn’t already enough to draw crowds of Lamborghini owners and enthusiasts to Goodwood, Lamborghini Squadra Corse came with not one, but two of their very special cars to the UK, the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO 2 that was only recently unveiled as the new evolution of the race car for the one-make racing championship we all know as the Super Trofeo Series, this track-only V10 is available for €250,000 before taxes and you’ll be able to enter her into the first race of the 2022 season.
And we haven’t even mentioned probably the most impressive Lamborghini at Goodwood Festival of Speed, another track-only special model, limited to only 40 units and not street-legal in any way … the Le Mans racer inspired, SCV12 Essenza, loosely based on the Aventador carbon fiber monocoque chassis, the SCV12 is a testament to what Lamborghini Squadra Corse is capable of creating when they get a black piece of paper and no real regulation to adhere to.
Emanuele Pirro took this first prototype SCV12 ‘up the hill’ in the supercar class, leading the other models Lamborghini brought for this high-speed demonstration during the four days of Goodwood FoS, models like the orange Aventador SVJ Roadster, a green Huracán EVO, the aforementioned satin blue Huracán STO and the satin green Huracán Super Trofeo EVO 2, and naturally the Super SUV from Sant’Agata couldn’t be absent either.
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