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Lamborghini unveils 2 one-off models as a swan song for the V12

Arrivederci to the Aventador chassis

Singing to the 12-cylinder symphony for the last time. PHOTOS FROM LAMBORGHINI

With just a few weeks left for Lamborghini before it unveils its new and very first hybrid super sports car for the new age, the Raging Bull from Sant’Agata Bolognese unveils two very special and very unique one-off models: the Invencible coupe and Auténtica roadster, two unique, one-off cars that highlight the marque’s DNA. These represent the very peak of Lamborghini’s exclusive take on personalization, by involving the customer from the very beginning to create models that are truly bespoke.


In true mad and extreme Lamborghini fashion, the two unmistakably Italian one-off cars were styled by Lamborghini Centro Stile as the quintessence of maximum creativity using the Aventador platform and the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 as its beating heart, reflecting the design cues that have contributed to the company’s iconic significance, as well as drawing on a truly extreme sporting character inspired by the racetrack.

The Invencible and the Auténtica pay tribute to masterpieces of Lamborghini design: the Gallardo-based Sesto Elemento launched in 2012, a homage to lightness and motorsport characterized by a large rear wing and the extensive use of carbon fiber; the Murcielago with its unique aeronautical style and its striking cameo in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight where the protagonist uses the Murcielago LP640 to prevent an assassination attempt (and ultimately cementing the Lamborghini as the sports car for superhero billionaires); and the Veneno, which takes the quest for aerodynamic perfection to an extreme, resembling a concept car on Gran Turismo.


Both coupe and roadster share the same carbon-fiber monocoque from the Aventador, produced in-house at Sant’Agata Bolognese, along with full-carbon bodywork that incorporates design and technologies successfully tested by Lamborghini in its fledgling yet successful GT3 Squadra Corse motorsport program.

The imposing bonnet reprises that of the track-only Essenza SCV12 hybrid super sports car, along with the pronounced front splitter complete with vertical struts designed to manage airflow and generate maximum speed and stability (as well as cooling where possible).

The hexagon, a key design motif of modern Lamborghinis, is prominent on both cars, from interior design cues like the aircon vents, to functional exterior elements such as the taillights, the triple hexagonal exhaust tips, and even the vents for the engine cover.

Rosso, the color of love. PHOTOS FROM LAMBORGHINI

The Invencible coupe is finished in Rosso Efesto, with hints of carbon black. The massive carbon-ceramic brakes are clamped down by equally massive Brembo brakes in Rosso Mars. The red theme continues inside with Rosso All leather and Nero Cosmus Alcantara. All this is further accentuated by personalized embroidery in Rosso Alala and Nero Ade. The dashboard features a Lamborghini logo in Rosso Efesto, the same color used for the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.

The car is giving off Centenario vibes. PHOTOS FROM LAMBORGHINI

The Auténtica roadster, on the other hand, features bodywork in Grigio Titans with details in Black Matt and Giallo Auge livery—a color repeated on the brake calipers as well as the main aerodynamic elements.

These include the front splitter and the motorsport-derived rear wing that optimizes the aerodynamic load, flanked by a pair of fins that aim to improve high-speed stability. The open-air interior boasts elegant embroidery in Giallo Taurus, with contrasting Nero Ade leather upholstery and two-tone Nero Cosmus and Grigio Octans Alcantara.


Both cars have simple, no-frills but very stylish and sophisticated interiors, much like a sharply cut Italian suit that’s crisp and classy. Both also share the same double-staggered center-lock wheels.

As the final two models to proudly carry a heirloom of Lamborghini’s glorious past, the brand’s future looks bright and promising indeed with its Cor Tauri electrification road map for the future.

Botchi Santos

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