The Aventador has been one of the most iconic Lamborghinis as it spawned various limited-edition iterations along with numerous changes over the decade or so that it has been around. For supercars, it has been rare in this technology-infested world that a V12-engined one that stays true to its roots remains in production for this long. The Aventador journey began in 2011 when the much-loved Murcielago was confined to the history books and it became Lamborghini’s most radical offering. The LP 700-4 featured sci-fi styling but within the Lamborghini template of a low-slung design and a massive V12 engine at the back. The carbon fiber monocoque and a leap towards cabin design or even dynamics paved the way for a sharper Lamborghini despite not giving up on what the company is known for.

Lamborghini AventadorYears later the S and the SVJ models further cemented the Aventador as a proper supercar with a staunchly analog driving experience led by the huge, bellowing V12. The outlandish styling was even more extreme and governed by aerodynamics but driving it reminded me of what this brand is all about. While the smaller Huracan embraced practicality more, the Aventador was uncompromising as a hardcore supercar. The naturally aspirated V12 howls and behaves with a sharp demeanor while the driving experience is wrought by a gearbox ready to layer it with sharp shifts. The lighter, sharper, and faster SVJ remains the hallmark of the Aventador range while the Ultimate Roadster happened to be the final hurrah for this prized bull.

Along with a plethora of special editions and iterations, the Avenator will soon be replaced by a completely new car currently christened LB744 (for now). It marks a paradigm shift for Lamborghini as it embraces electrification with a V12 plug-in hybrid. It is the new flagship Lamborghini which is built on a monocoque made entirely of multi-technology carbon fiber and it features a front structure in Forged Composites.

Lamborghini AventadorThe LB744 is the first super sports car to be fitted with a 100% carbon fiber front structure it is 10% lighter than the Aventador chassis, and the front frame is 20% lighter than its aluminum predecessor. The combination of the three electric motors and a 6.5-liter V12 results in a dramatic power increase to 1,015bhp. Not just the electric bit as the lighter new V12 is also crucial for the increase in performance from a supercar to a hypercar. It will also be a Lamborghini that can run only on electric power- albeit for a very small distance, given the battery size.

This is a huge shift for the Italian supercar brand and does remember that its V12 engined cars have been its core strength even though the Urus fills up the coffers, the new V12 plug-in hybrid would be the face of Lamborghini.