As we approach the unveiling of Lamborghini’s first hybrid super sports car, and the start of a new era, the Italian marque bids a fond farewell to its much beloved naturally-aspirated V12. Thus, bringing to an end the age of the V12-powered supercars at Lamborghini.
The fond farewell to the V12 takes shape in the form of two one-of-a-kind cars: the Invencible coupe and the Auténtica roadster. Both cars, while showcasing the brand’s DNA, also epitomize Lamborghini’s exclusive focus on personalization. Customers were involved from the beginning in creating these bespoke models.
The 12-cylinder 6.5 engine in the Invencible and Auténtica delivers 780 CV and 720 Nm of torque, paired with a 7-speed ISR transmission. Both cars can reach a top speed of over 350 kmph.
“The V12 engine is one of the pillars of our history and our marque’s success,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO. “As we head towards embracing a new era of hybridization at the heart of our Cor Tauri strategy, this is the Lamborghini way of celebrating the naturally aspirated V12 with two one-off vehicles that perfectly represent our concept of excellence in personalization.”
The two cars were styled by Lamborghini Centro Stile, who have pushed creativity to its maximum using the V12 platform by incorporating design cues that have contributed to the brand’s iconic status, legends such as the Sesto Elemento, the Reventón, and the Veneno. Both cars feature a carbon fibre monocoque from the Aventador, produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese. They also have full carbon bodywork, and incorporate technologies tested in motorsport.
The hexagonal motif, a well-known aspect of modern Lamborghini design, is integrated into the car’s distinctive visual elements, including the front and rear light assembly with innovative hexagonal LED running lights. The cabin is dominated by clean lines, with a minimalist dashboard, hexagonal 3D-printed air vents, and no instrumentation on the console, to emphasize the cabin’s lightness and the focus on pure driving enjoyment.
The Invencible coupe features a dominant shade of red with carbon-look elements and red “flakes,” complemented by Rosso Mars brake callipers and hexagonal tricolours as a tribute to the Italian flag. The Auténtica roadster features bodywork in Grigio Titans with Matt Black details and a Giallo Auge livery, with contrasting interior embroidery and upholstery in Giallo Taurus, Nero Ade leather, and two-tone Nero Cosmus and Grigio Octans Alcantara.
“We have created two one-off cars with their own unique character, inspired by track days and the high-octane circuit environment,” said Mitja Borkert, Automobili Lamborghini’s Head of Design. “They are designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile, exerting maximum creativity on the V12 platform. These one-off designs draw on our unique design DNA while once again elevating our design heritage to a new level.”