Farewell To Lamborghini’s V12
Lamborghini Invencible and Autentica

Lamborghini debuted its first V12 engine at the 1963 Turin Auto Show with the 350 GTV prototype. Six decades later, the automotive world is in a very different place, with the lion’s share of attention being paid to hybrid and electric cars. Now Lamborghini is bidding farewell to combustion-only engines entirely, with the one-off Invencible coupe and Autentica roadster serving as the final hurrah of the legendary V12 engine.

The bespoke Invencible and Autentica have been styled by Lamborghini Centro Stile, and pay tribute to iconic Lamborghini specials including the Sesto Elemento, Reventon, and Veneno. Both one-off cars are based on the current Aventador platform, with the carbon fibre monocoque fitted with a 6.5-litre V12 powertrain that delivers 780 CV and 720 Nm, a seven-speed ISR gearbox, four-wheel drive, and Lamborghini’s Dynamic Steering system.

Lamborghini’s hexagon motif features heavily through both vehicles’ full carbon fibre bodywork, and can be seen on the front and rear hexagonal LED running lights, the air intakes on the bonnet, and the central triple exhaust. The red Invencible coupe has additional hexagonal tricolours on the iconic scissor doors, while the grey Autentica roadster with yellow accents features a motorsport-derived rear wing and two domes with integrated rollers inspired by vintage open-topped racers.

Using clean lines with a minimalist dashboard and no instrumentation on the console, the interior of both cars matches their respective exteriors.

While it’s sad that times are changing, there’s no denying that these two bespoke cars are a great send-off for Lamborghini’s famous naturally aspirated V12s.