Invencible and Auténtica are the last V12-powered Lamborghinis

06th February 2023
James Brodie

Naturally-aspirated V12 power is synonymous with Lamborghini. It’s been a constant in the brand’s extensive back-catalogue, be it in mid-engined beauties like the Miura and Countach, iconic front-engined grand tourers like the 350 GT, and even in the brand’s LM002 off-roader, the so called ‘Rambo Lambo’. 


The V12 won’t be disappearing from Lamborghini’s line-up – it will continue on, but supported by electrification. Soon, we’ll see the manifestation of that in the Aventador’s hybrid replacement, due to be revealed in a couple of weeks. But before then, a send-off for plain old, pure, good and proper natural aspiration is here at the double. 

These two new, one-off Lambos are Lamborghini’s way of celebrating the naturally aspirated V12. There’s the coupe, called Invencible, while the roadster member of the duo is called Auténtica. Both are little tribute acts not only to their source of propulsion, but some of the wilder creations to emerge from Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design HQ in recent years. 


Lamborghini says that the cars take inspiration from other low-volume and bespoke projects. Some design elements are leveraged from the lightweight V10-powered Sesto Elemento, such as the rear wing found on the Invencible. While the sleek Reventon – of which only 20 were made – as well as the more recent and more exclusive Veneno, with its wild aerodynamics, are also namechecked by Lambo, along with the track-only Essenza SCV12. 

Hexagonal design motifs are found throughout both cars, most prominently at the rear, with the shape defining the engine cover, taillight signature and the tri-exit exhaust system. The same hexagonal theme is found in the cabin, too, with 3D-printed vents sat prominently on the dashboard.


However, beyond the Invencible’s fixed roof and the Auténtica’s lack thereof, there are some further elements of differentiation. The paint chosen for both cars is one. The coupe takes on a Rosso Efesto shade mixed with naked carbon elements, while the Auténtica goes in a predominantly Grigio Titan shade of grey, and is completed with two roll-over hoops and a pair of fins in place of the Invencible's large rear wing. 

Both cars make use of the Aventador’s carbon-fibre monocoque, with wild bodywork built around the 6.5-litre V12 mounted behind the passenger cell. It’s the final and most ferocious version of this V12, shared with the Aventador SVJ and Ultimae, developing 780PS (574kW) and sending drive to all four wheels, via a seven-speed ISR transmission.


Lamborghini hasn’t confirmed any performance figures, but they won’t be hugely different from the sub 3.0 second 0-62mph and 217mph top speed the Aventador SVJ is capable of. Nor has it shone much of a light on who the two cars are for – the brand’s only hint is that it’s involved “the customer" for these cars from a very early stage of development. Yep, that's 'customer', singular. One very special Lamborghini buyer is having both of them. 

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