Lamborghini’s flagship supercar turned out to be even more popular than its predecessor, the Murcielago.
Five years after it was officially presented in Geneva, the V12-powered, naturally aspirated, all-wheel drive machine’s production has reached 5,000 units, or almost 1,000 examples more than the Murcielago sold over a life span of 10 years.
The milestone example is an Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, finished in Rosso Bia, which is a special shade of metallic red first seen on the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce, which contains tiny particles of gold to create a special shine. It will remain in Italy, where its customer is awaiting delivery.
Lamborghini is optimistic when it comes to the future of the Aventador and “with a facelift still being talked about and probably at least one more special edition“, as the manufacturer writes, chances are the final production model for the flagship might stand close to 10,000 units, by the time its replacement is introduced.
Despite being 5 years old, the Aventador is still capable of impressive performance figures,as it needs just 2.9 seconds to sprint from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) and can go up to a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). A 7-speed ISR transmission sends 700 PS (690 hp) and 690 Nm (507 lb-ft) of torque to all four corners on the base model, while the Superveloce churns out 750PS(740hp).