LAMBORGHINI has released another limited edition supercar — the Centenario which celebrates the 100th anniversary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth.
Only 40 Centenarios – 20 coupes and 20 roadsters – will be built and all have been snapped up by eager enthusiasts before it debuted at the ongoing Geneva Show.
Its normally aspirated V12 engine produces 770 horespower making it the most powerful built by Lamborghini — 0-100 km//h in 2.8 seconds, 0-300 km/h in 23.5 seconds and on to a top speed of more than 350 km/h.
Braking from 100 kmh to standstill is achieved in 30 metres. A monocoque and body in full carbon fibre provide a low weight of 1520 kg and a weight to power ratio of just 1.97 kg/hp.
Increased downforce at high speds is assisted by an extending rear wing. Rear-wheel steering provides increased agility and stability, and an innovative touchscreen provides connected infotainment, including internet browsing and Apple CarPlay.
The car shown in Geneva is in an all carbon fibre finish but clients can specify their Centenario to include exposed carbon fibre or any colour and finish from the company’s personalisation programme.
Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the Centenario had immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors’ car.
“It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year: a man who created an exceptional brand, believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars. The Centenario is a super sports car for Ferruccio Lamborghini and the future he and we believe in today.”
The Centenario continues Lamborghini’s tradition of producing one-off cars and exclusive limited editions like the Reventón, the Sesto Elemento, Aventador J and Veneno.