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2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

Lamborghini Unveils Bonkers Final Naturally-Aspirated V12 Invencible and Auténticas


The days of the massive V12 engine hanging perilously out the back of an outrageously-designed supercar are officially numbered. Lamborghini has been the sole flag-bearer for the naturally aspirated V12 but it too will soon bow down to stricter regulations and emissions norms with the Aventador replacement getting a hybrid system. However, everyone gets one last chance to party and that’s what Lamborghini has done with its bonkers one-offs: Invencible and Auténtica.

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2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

Like most special editions, these wild bulls are based on the ageing Aventador platform and the main talking point is the large lump of V12 that is uncorrupted by any sort of electrification. Like the Ultimae, the power output has been stroked to 769 bhp and 720 Nm while continuing to get the famed seven-speed ISR gearbox along with an all-wheel-drive system.

“The V12 engine is one of the pillars of our history and our marque’s success,” Stephan Winkelmann, Automobili Lamborghini chairman and CEO said. “As we head towards embracing a new era of hybridisation 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 personalisation.”

2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

Once you’ve pored over the power figures, the outrageous styling becomes a talking point with both cars flaunting several styling cues cherry-picked from various special edition Lamborghinis including the Sesto Elemento to the Veneno along with the Reventon. Further differentiation from the ‘regular’ Aventador includes bespoke carbon fibre bodywork and a sharply sculpted hood reminiscent of the track-only Essenza SCV12. Extreme design and aero-inspired wizardry are also seen at the back along with Sian like tail-lamps. The Auténtica is the roofless version while the Invencible is the coupe.

It also seems that Lamborghini has taken its Hexagon obsession to the next level with everything from the engine cover to the tail lamps being moulded in that shape. You might also notice that the scissor doors on the Invencible coupe feature the Italian flag…in hexagons of course. Both cars get distinctive colour schemes and the striking details do shine through in terms of showcasing the brutal styling aesthetic which Lamborghini applies generously these days. The interior is of course drenched in carbon fibre while even the air vents are hexagonal shaped along with small bits of technology being crammed in.

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

According to Automobili Lamborghini head of design, Mitja Borkert, the two new special editions mark a fitting farewell to the fabled engine, delivered with just the right amount of nuanced sophistication.

“We have created two one-off cars with their own unique character, inspired by track days and the high-octane circuit environment,” Borkert said. “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.”

This really is the end of the line for the Aventador which has been around for a long time albeit hiding the wrinkles of old age very well. The next chapter beings with an all-new plug-in-hybrid successor due in a few weeks. We can’t wait.

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2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Invencible V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini

2023 Lamborghini Autentica V12 | Automobili Lamborghini