Earlier this year, the Felicity Ace caught fire on the Atlantic Ocean, killing 15 Aventador supercars. After having to remake every single one of what were meant to be the last customer examples of the Sant’Agata Bolognese flagship, Lamborghini is now able to move on.
In fact, the Italian exotic car brand lost roughly 85 vehicles in the blaze, most of them Urus SUVs. At the end of September, the final Aventador was unveiled.
Only on the production line in Italy was the Aventador’s last chapter revealed: a unique Ultimate Roadster created by the company’s Ad Personam division.
And now, thanks to Lamborghini, you can see the last of its kind in a photo shoot alongside the original that inspired it. The Azzuro Flake-painted V12 droptop is styled after the Miura Roadster, whose beauty will make you want to bite the back of your hand.
Bertone’s one-off was first shown off at the Brussels Auto Show in April 1968, but it was never mass-produced after that. In a final homage to the Miura P400 Roadster, the Aventador’s final paint job is a near-exact reproduction of the Miura’s, with Grigio Liqueo for the upper body and Nero Aldebaran for the lower.
The inside is finished in Bianco Leda leather and features Nero Aldebaran accents at the headrests to pay homage to the original prototype from the late 1960s. The dashboard is covered in Nero Ade Alcantara with Bianco Leda stitching, and a Miura logo can be seen both outside on the side rocker and inside on the door panel.
The rare Miura Roadster was purchased by the International Lead and Zinc Research Institute, in case you were wondering. The new owner replaced all of the zinc and lead components that could be changed. In addition, the automobile was painted olive green and outfitted with a green interior, all of which were touches added by ILZRO.
It was rechristened ZN 75 and toured the globe as a promotional showcase, stopping by several design centers along the way. Thereafter, it changed ownership a few times before being restored to factory standards and displayed at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Lamborghini class was second in which it competed.