Published on September 13th, 2020 | by Joshua Chin0
10,000th Lamborghini Aventador Rolls Off Production Line
Lamborghini’s flagship V12 hypercar reached this important milestone after 9 years in production.
Lamborghini has announced that the 10,000th Aventador has just rolled off the Sant’Agata production line. This important milestone for the Italian supercar manufacturer’s flagship V12 hypercar has been achieved after being in continuous production for over 9 years.
The 10,000th Aventador built is actually an Aventador SVJ Roadster destined for the Thai market. Painted in Grigio Acheso grey with a Rosso Mimir red livery on the exterior, contrasting the Rosso Alala red and black Ad Personam interior, this Aventador with the chassis number 10,000 will be making its way to a very lucky Thai Lamborghini owner very soon.
During its 9 year lifespan to date, the Aventador range has expanded considerably from the LP 700-4 coupe that was the only available at launch. A convertible Roadster variant came a few years later to provide some open-top fun in this outlandish supercar, followed by the more-powerful Avendator J, S and SVJ variants. Inevitably for a supercar, the Aventador also featured several special editions like the Aventador Miura Homage.
That said though, the basic recipe of the Aventador which is a 2-seat mid-engined V12 supercar with scissor doors and an out-of-this-world design remains constant throughout.
Debuting in 2011 as a successor to the Murcielago, the Aventador could likely be the last naturally aspirated V12 supercar on the market, as manufacturers begin to transition towards turbocharging, downsizing and looking at hybrid alternatives. The era of the Lamborghini hypercar being the poster child for the company may also soon come to an end as although the Aventador did reach this milestone in record time, especially when compared to past flagship V12 bulls, it is worth pointing out that other cars in the Lambo range today has been better sellers.
Both the Gallardo and its Huracan successor took over as the company’s bread and butter car when the Gallardo debut in the mid-2000s. The Huracan managed to reach the same 10,000 sales mark in less than half the time of the Aventador. That time is nothing though when the new Urus SUV is brought up, as 10,000 of those super-SUVs flew off the Lamborghini production line in just 2 years of production.
While the Aventador may still be the flagship of the Lamborghini fleet, it goes without saying though that it is no longer the main bread and butter of this now diversified company. Unlike in the past where Lambo relied solely on its V12 hypercar to sell, these days there are other cars in the bullpen that are used to rake in the much needed cash. Hopefully this points towards Lamborghini building a more outrageous successor to the Aventador in the near future, instead of neutering its V12 lineup that began all the way back with the Miura, the first V12 mid-engined supercar in the world.
It would be safe to say that speaking for all car enthusiasts, the world needs more flame-spitting, outrageous looking, ferociously roaring Lambos. Even if they don’t make a lot of them, it is still an occasion to see one on the road. An insane car to fit this increasingly insane world.
PRESS RELEASE: Automobili Lamborghini has reached an important historical milestone with its V12 model: in nine years the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory has produced 10,000 Aventadors. The car with chassis number 10,000 is an Aventador SVJ Roadster in Grigio Acheso (grey) color with Rosso Mimir (red) livery and Ad Personam interior in Rosso Alala (red) and black. The car is destined for the Thai market.
The Aventador range debuted in 2011 in the coupé version as Aventador LP 700-4. Thanks to the new technological solutions introduced, it immediately became a new point of reference in the world of super sports cars.
Its innovative carbon fiber monocoque produced in the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory is “single shell”: differently from other solutions, it combines the cockpit, floor and roof of the car in a single structure, ensuring extremely high structural rigidity and thus the maximum performance in terms of dynamic behavior and passive safety. A new high-performance V12 engine was developed for the Aventador LP 700-4: with 700 HP (515 kW) of power at 8,250 rpm, it set a new benchmark in the world of super sports cars at the time of its introduction, enabling exceptional acceleration of 2.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of 350 km/h.
The presence of the ISR robotized transmission guarantees thrilling ultra-fast shifts; the push-rod suspension system offers driving precision comparable to that of racing cars. And then there are the iconic upward-opening doors, similar to those of the legendary Countach and the V12 models that followed it.
In November of 2012, Automobili Lamborghini presented the Roadster version of the Aventador. Its roof is composed of two sections and is made entirely of carbon fiber, using different technologies including RTM and Forged Composite®, technologies that ensure the maximum aesthetic impact and extremely light weight. In fact, each section of the roof weighs less than 6 kg. The rear pillar was redesigned to provide the removable roof with proper support, to house an automatic passenger protection system and to ventilate the engine compartment sufficiently.
At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Aventador J was unveiled, an “open” super sports car with the exterior and interior melding into each other, for which the designers and engineers of Sant’Agata dispensed with both the roof and the classic windscreen. The 700 HP (515 kW) two-seater features cutting-edge technological solutions and materials that demonstrate Lamborghini’s enormous expertise in carbon fiber technology. Designed to travel at speeds in excess of 300 km/h, this type of extreme experience is nevertheless all about exclusiveness: the Lamborghini Aventador J has been approved for road use and is a one-off destined for one lucky enthusiast of works of art that are unique in the world.
In 2016 Automobili Lamborghini unveiled the Aventador Miura Homage, a special series derived from the Aventador coupé to pay tribute to the Miura, the forerunner of Lamborghini’s V12 super sports cars, in the year of its 50th anniversary. Created by the company’s Ad Personam department and limited to just 50 units, the Aventador Miura Homage reflects the original Miura models in its colors and features.
Also in 2016 the new Lamborghini Aventador S was introduced, featuring a new aerodynamic design, redesigned suspension, more power, and completely revamped driving dynamics. The “S” denotes enhanced versions of pre-existing Lamborghini models. The Aventador S sports a 6.5 liter 12-cylinder aspirated engine with an output of 40 HP more than the previous model, for a maximum power output of 740 HP. The Aventador S combines four engineering masterpieces: the thrill of driving amplified by four-wheel drive, the new active suspension, an innovative four-wheel steering system, and the new EGO driving mode, which allows the driver to choose from several additional configuration profiles that can be customized by selecting his or her preferred criteria for traction, steering, and suspension within the range of the STRADA, SPORT and CORSA settings.
In 2018 the Aventador SVJ was introduced. “SV”, as per tradition, stands for Superveloce, and the “J” stands for “Jota”, which denotes the car’s superiority on the track and in terms of performance. The Aventador SVJ has already established itself as the fastest production vehicle on Germany’s famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife track, covering the 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes. Production of the SVJ was limited to 900 units. The SVJ 63, a special edition with a unique setup that highlights the extensive use of carbon fiber, was produced in only 63 examples to pay tribute to the year Automobili Lamborghini was founded: 1963. Both cars feature new aerodynamically-oriented design elements: a disconnected front splitter that gives the impression of floating, while acting as an airflow channel; a three-dimensional air intake on the hood that directs the airflow; and a rear spoiler designed to achieve the best aerodynamic efficiency. A new front bumper with integrated side fins features a new air intake and highlights the inclusion of the ALA system (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) patented by Lamborghini.
In 2019 the one-off Aventador S by Skyler Grey was unveiled, a symbol of the fusion of two concepts of art. On one hand, there is Lamborghini’s automotive art, where the unique design of the forms, always characterized by taut lines, three-dimensional volumes, geometries and stylistic elements of the past, is joined with pioneering technological solutions. On the other hand, Skyler Grey used the main techniques of street art – airbrushing, spray guns, rollers and stencils – to personalize the car body in his typical Pop style in orange and yellow. The car was painted in three weeks in Lamborghini’s new paint shop. Despite the high level of complexity of the work, the artist, with the support of the team, brought to life the first street legal work of art on four wheels.