Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae: Exit in the last of its kind
Aventador workplace with Audi borrowings
It’s time for an Aventador successor
Driving in the Ultimae is quite tough
Nevertheless, we beat the Ultimae one last time over the northern Italian serpentines that we are led to. Not that they have anything to do with roads in the German sense. A series of potholes, interrupted by the occasional scrap of asphalt – that describes it best. The Aventador bolts stubbornly over it, but passes even the smallest bumps marginally filtered through to the pilot’s cross.
The head bounces back and forth in the interior that briefly blurs our view. It’s a good thing that we’ve already removed the roof. Headaches and a strained neck would otherwise be unavoidable.
The winter tires slow down the Lambo
The infernal acoustics are part of the experience
It’s such a thing with the gearshift: We have already complained about its jerky character, but it only awkwardly shifts into the next gear at partial load and when crawling. As soon as the pilot drops the hammer, everything melts into a harmonious whole. Brake, downshift, turn in, ba-baaam! At the rear, the dual flue stovepipes fire a salvo at the traffic behind. Crazy!
When turning in, the Sottozero still reacts exactly, but at the corner exit we lubricate heavily in the direction of the slope. Let’s not overdo it. The all-wheel drive tends to be rear-heavy – very rear-heavy. With active driving aids, the Ultimae only subtly sticks out its buttocks, even in Corsa mode. Foolproof, but certainly foolish. Especially acoustically. We hope that the new one can roar in a similarly infernal manner. That’s real character.