In 2021 the Lamborghini Aventador range will celebrate her 10th anniversary, but another important milestone has been reached in September 2020 … the 10,000th Aventador was completed on the assembly in Sant’Agata, one of the limited-edition Aventador SVJ Roadster, finished in Grigio Acheso combined with Rosso Mimir livery and a bespoke Rosso Alala and Nero interior, sold to a customer in Thailand.
Back to 2011 when the eagerly awaited successor to the Murciélago was finally introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March, called the Aventador LP700-4, taking center stage finished in the bright Arancio Argos, this new V12 flagship became the benchmark for super sports cars in the world. With 700hp available, the acceleration from 0 to 100Km/h only took 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 350Km/h was possible…a masterpiece made in Italy.
Only a year later Lamborghini drew all the attention to their stand at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show by unveiling the Aventador J, the Jota, a one-off custom-built version of the Aventador that came without a roof and a very low windshield … only one would ever be built, but it was a prelude to the Aventador Roadster that would be introduced later in 2012.
The 2013 Geneva show would again bring something special from Lamborghini, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini SpA (the company was founded in 1963), they created the Lamborghini Veneno, only three to be built for fortunate customers, but that wasn’t the entire story, a month later, at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversary edition was shown in a bespoke Giallo Maggio shade, limited to 100 units … in May 2013 the Aventador LP720-4 Roadster 50th anniversary was shown at the factory festivities, again limited to only 100 cars.
In 2015 the V12 flagship model was back to claim the throne at the Geneva show, the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce was introduced, a very aggressively styled street-legal race car, 750hp and only 600 would ever be built, it sold out quickly, so in August 2015 the Aventador SV Roadster was shown in the United States, now limited to only 500 units.
2016 gave us yet another special edition of the V12 flagship, this time an Aventador Miura Homage edition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Lamborghini Miura, a milestone in the history of Lamborghini, limited to 50 units, the Miura Homage came in a two-tone paint job with contrasting side sills, just like on the Miura back in the Sixties.
Later on, in 2016 Lamborghini updated the initial Aventador LP700-4 model, the mid-life facelift so to say, simply called the Aventador S, this new V12 evolution introduced rear-wheel steering among other things, it would take until September 2017 for the Aventador S Roadster to be introduced.
Today the top of the line V12 models from Sant’Agata is the Aventador SVJ and the Aventador SVJ Roadster, two limited-production models that have been sold out a while ago, and both come in an ever rare ’63’ edition with bespoke Ad Personam touches.
Note that there have been several more bespoke or limited edition models been built using the Aventador chassis, like the 9 Veneno Roadster for instance, or the Aventador Nazionale, the Aventador Pirelli Edition, and let’s not forget the unique SC18 Alston.
Also keep in mind the few-off models, as Lamborghini calls them, like the Centenario, the Centenario Roadster, the Sián and now the Sián Roadster all use the carbon fiber ‘tub’ from the Aventador as their basis.
Rumor has it there is still one more ‘edition’ of the Lamborghini Aventador in the pipeline, the successor to the current King of Sant’Agata isn’t completely ready, and it will surely become a hybrid model, so the latest info is that we’ll be seeing one more evolution of the current V12 model line soon … so the Aventador range will celebrate her 10th anniversary in 2021 for sure.