Final Lamborghini Aventador coupe to be auctioned alongside virtual NFT replica
Lamborghini has built its very last Aventador Ultimae coupe, and it’s set to go under the hammer later this month
The Aventador Ultimae is a swansong for Lamborghini’s V12 supercar, so to give it a proper sendoff Lamborghini is auctioning it off under rather unique conditions. Not only will its buyer purchase the physical car as you’d expect, they’ll also be given a virtual replica in the form of an NFT, how 2022…
Over a decade after it entered production, the Ultimae is the final edition of the Aventador sharing its powertrain with the SVJ that also gives it the highest output that’s been on offer throughout its lifespan. So while the Ultimae is already limited in number, the last of the 350 coupes will be more exclusive still, coming with a unique Ad Personam scheme and that virtual NFT replica, the first Lamborghini for the ‘Metaverse’.
Designed by digital artist Krista Kim and applied via Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customisation program, both the physical and virtual car feature a blue gradient colour scheme inside and out, inspired by the ‘Mars Metaverse Sunset’ – the livery combines the striking Blue Nethuns shade and Nero Noctis to achieve the effect.
Inside, the aerography spray painting technique has been used for the first time in a Lamborghini, with orange embroidery and exclusive orange sill plate lighting (as opposed to the standard white) signifying its status. Performance remains identical to other Ultimae variants, with its 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 sending 769bhp and 531lb ft of torque to all four wheels for a 2.8sec 0-62mph time and 220mph top speed.
Lamborghini has also collaborated with 2 time Grammy-nominated music producer Steve Aoki for the creation of an exclusive soundtrack for the NFT replica – exactly how this will be implemented remains to be seen. As part of the package, the buyer will also be granted a 15-minute virtual meet and greet with Aoki and Krista Kim.
Other VIP benefits will also come along with the purchase of the final Aventador, including exclusive virtual previews of future limited edition models, a private tour of the Lamborghini Museum, exclusive invitations to activities with their local dealer, one time access to the Lamborghini VIP experience and should it sell for over €5,000,000, a dedicated delivery event for the buyer.
Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said: ‘Lamborghini and the NFT community fit together very well, as we share many values. We are both young-spirited innovators, looking out for unexpected projects and technological solutions. This project is very special for us as it is a true first, a path nobody has ever taken; to collaborate with such outstanding creative minds makes it all the more special.’
The final Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae will be delivered to the buyer in September 2022, marking the end of the line for the iconic supercar. RM Sotheby’s is set to hold the sale on April 19 - 21.