With just a few weeks to go until a new hybrid V12 supercar makes its debut, Lamborghini has unveiled two one-off models, the Invencible coupe and Auténtica convertible, that bid farewell to its non-electrified 12-cylinder engine. The Invencible coupé and Auténtica roadster were styled by Lamborghini Centro Stile as a tribute to masterpieces of Lamborghini design: the Sesto Elemento; the Reventón; and the Veneno.
According to Lamborghini, the front end is modelled after the track-only Essenza SCV12, and includes strong vertical struts coming off the splitter. The bonnet features deep air intakes, which are said to be inspired by those on the Gallardo-based 2010 Sesto Elemento. Shades of red dominate the exterior and interior of the Invencible coupe, while the Auténtica coupe is finished in grey with yellow highlights.
The Invencible and Auténtica are peppered with hexagons, a shape long preferred by those in Lamborghini’s design department. The six-sided shape can be found in the LED lighting elements of the new headlights and tail-lights Hexagons can also be found on the 3D-printed dashboard air vents, engine bay vents, and the exhaust tips, which are finished in Inconel, a nickel-chromium-based alloy originally designed for the aerospace industry.
The interior of both cars is dominated by clean lines, with a minimalist dashboard enhanced by hexagonal 3D-printed air vents and no instrumentation on the console, to underline the lightness of the cabin and focus attention on pure driving enjoyment. The cockpit itself is framed in carbon fibre, with a digital readout featuring dedicated graphics for each car.
The Invencible coupé features the Rosso Efesto bodywork which is complemented by sills and doorframes in carbon, just like the brake caliper’s in Rosso Mars, which sit behind single-nut wheels with carbon fibre fairings to ventilate the brake assembly. On the classic scissor doors, there are two hexagonal tricolors: a tribute to the Italian flag. The interior, in the same color as the bodywork, contrasts with the Rosso Alala leather and Nero Cosmus Alcantara, accentuated by personalized embroidery in Rosso Alala and Nero Ade. The dashboard features a Lamborghini logo in Rosso Efesto.
The Auténtica roadster features bodywork in Grigio Titans with details in Matt Black and a Giallo Auge livery: a colour repeated on the brake callipers as well as the main aerodynamic elements. These include the front splitter, and motorsport-derived rear wing that optimises the aerodynamic load, flanked by a pair of fins. The car’s profile is rendered unique by two domes with integrated rollbars, inspired by open-topped racers of the past. The open-air interior boasts elegant embroidery in Giallo Taurus, with contrasting Nero Ade leather upholstery and two-tone Nero Cosmus and Grigio Octans Alcantara.
Behind the passenger cell of both cars is a version of the company’s naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine borrowed from the Aventador Ultimae. The mid-mounted naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine is also sourced from the Aventador, producing 769 hp (574 kW / 780 PS) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque as in the Ultimae. All that fury is put to ground via an all-wheel drive system, and a seven-speed automated manual transmission. Rear-wheel steering is standard on both vehicles.
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