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Lamborghini has released two teasers on its social media handle and announced an event on July 7, where it plans to unveil a new product that could be another version of its V12-powered Aventador. Reports suggest that Lamborghini is planning to reveal the last edition of Aventador, which is rumored to be called the Aventador S Jota.
The post merely reads that “it takes time to become timeless and it’s not long now before you can get to experience something we consider the last of its kind.” The teaser images have two cars with just the Aventador’s LED daytime running light design visible. The Aventador was first debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, and since then, it has undergone a few updates and come up with some special editions.
There are claims that this final model will use the SVJ’s 6.5 litre naturally-aspirated V12, but tuned to deliver 10 PS (10 hp) more than the stock 770 PS (759 hp) and 720 Nm. It will most likely come with a limited production run of 700 units.
These configurations are based on a spy video that surfaced online in May, which showed a partially camouflaged Aventador undergoing testing. At the rear, the car sported the SVJ’s exhaust and diffuser while the rest of the car looked like an Aventador S.
While talking of its electrification plans earlier in May, Lamborghini confirmed that there will be two new V12-powered models joining the line-up this year. One of them, as stated, could be the final version of the Avantador series, while the second one could be the hybrid that will be the successor to the Aventador. It is believed that the Aventador’s new avatar will reportedly keep the NA V12, but will be likely electric too to make it viable in today’s world of stringent emission standards.
Lamborghini is transitioning to electrifying its lineup and plans to offer plug-in hybrid models by 2024. It plans to invest a record $1.8 billion in this venture and aims to launch its first vehicle powered purely by battery during the second half of the decade. Supercar makers like Ferrari and Lamborghini have been slow to embrace EVs , as they are iconic brands associated with powerful internal combustible engines.
The Aventador is the epitome of Lamborghini’s constant push to give the best with its technical and technological innovations introduced over the years through its four versions: LP 700-4, Superveloce, S and SVJ.
Lamborghini claims to have almost sold out for the year as consumers loosen their purse strings after a pandemic-induced hiatus. The Italian supercar brand is set for “strong growth” in 2021 and has sold about 10 months of its production capacity, Chief Executive Officer Stephan Winkelmann said in an interview. “Despite a two-month shutdown due to the pandemic, Lamborghini ended 2020 as its second-best year ever,” Winkelmann said. Lamborghini deliveries surged almost 25% to a record during the first quarter.