Lamborghini has celebrated the 10,000th Aventador built since its first reveal nine years ago – it’s an SVJ Roadster in Grigio Acheso destined for Thailand.
The team at the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese has put the finishing touches on the 10,000th Aventador to be built. Produced over the last nine years, the Aventador has seen several different models as part of its life-cycle including the Aventador Roadster, Aventador J, Aventador Miura Homage, Aventador S, and the Aventador SVJ.
Destined for the Thai market, the special vehicle that lays claim to chassis number 10,000 is an Aventador SVJ Roadster in Grigio Acheso (grey) with a Rosso Alala (red) Ad Personam interior and livery details in Rosso Mimir (red).
A Brief History of the Aventador
First introduced in 2011, the Aventador LP 700-4 (coupe) is a single shell carbon fiber monocoque structure that combines the cockpit, floor, and roof into a single structure and was designed to hold the new high-performance V12 engine developed especially for the model.
A year later, the Roadster version of the Aventador was revealed, featuring a carbon-fiber roof consisting of two extremely lightweight panels to ensure the vehicle remained lightweight and agile on the road.
Also revealed in 2012 was a unique one-off model known as the Aventador J for an enthusiast who collects unique “works of art.” A rare sighting for car-spotters, the Aventador J is an “open” two-seater super sports car that does away with the roof and the standard windscreen much like the later released Ferrari Monza SP2 or McLaren Elva and can reach a top speed in excess of 186mph (300km/h).
In 2016 Lamborghini revealed the Aventador Miura Homage, a special series limited to only 50 vehicles to pay tribute to the Miura, celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Lamborghini Aventador S soon followed closely after, featuring a new aerodynamic design, new suspension, and a more powerful 6.5-liter V12 engine with 40 horsepower more than the previous version – bringing the total power output to 740HP.
The Aventador S also saw the introduction of the new EGO driving mode (to the current STRADA, SPORT, and CORSA modes), which allows the driver to fully customize their driving choices, including steering, suspension, and traction settings.
By 2018 the team at Lamborghini had developed the track-focused Aventador SVJ (Superveloce Jota). Limited to only 900 vehicles, the SVJ features new aerodynamically designed elements, including a disconnected “floating” front splitter, 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 Lamborghini’sLamborghini’s ALA system (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva), which works to direct the airflow to improve cornering and braking.
True to its intent, the Aventador SVJ also set a record for the fastest production vehicle on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife track in Germany, completing the 20.6km lap in just 6:44:97. A special edition of the Aventador SVJ was later released as the “SVJ 63” (60 editions) to pay tribute to the year Lamborghini was founded in 1963.
Other special editions include the Aventador SVJ Xago (only available online) and a one-off Aventador S designed by street artist Skyler Grey which was revealed at Monterey Car Week 2019.
According to Lamborghini, “The Aventador S by Skyler Grey had already been purchased by an art collector and was the first Lamborghini to be certified via innovative blockchain technology. The car is part of the pilot project “Lamborghini Sicura,” launched in collaboration with Salesforce and aimed at protecting the car as a work of art. It involves a process of authenticity certification, which makes use of blockchain technology to guarantee data security and incorruptibility. The purpose of the protection system is to prevent counterfeiting, to trace and certify all the information related to the model and at the same time foster an increase in value for all the stakeholders.”
With the replacement for the Aventador still not yet released by Lamborghini, there will undoubtedly be more special release opportunities. Still, when the next generation is announced, there’s a strong chance it will adopt hybrid technology, but until then, the numbers will keep climbing for the Aventador V12 models.