As far as tributes go, you’ll be hard pressed to find one quite so outlandish as the Lamborghini Centenario, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the company’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Powered by a 566kW 6.5 litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, the limited edition Centenario will be capped at just 40 units: 20 coupes and 20 roadsters.
Priced at a cool €1.75m (A$2.65m) the Centenario promises to deliver a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.8 seconds and on to 300 km/h in 23.5 seconds before cresting a top speed in excess of 350 km/h
Based on the Aventador’s underpinnings the Centenario tips the scales at 1520kg, some 55kg less than the Aventador, with a full carbon fibre monocoque and body components.
Despite its outrageous styling, Lamborghini maintains that the Centenario prioritises function over form, with all of the exteriors inlets and outlets offering a functional purpose.
The gloss carbon fibre exterior adds to the Centenario’s raw appeal, while Lamborghini’s trademark scissor doors, the preserve of the company’s 12-cylinder models, also make an appearance.
Rolling on 20-inch front, and 21-inch rear alloy wheels crafted from forged and milled aluminium, the spoke design of which is designed to work as a heat extractor for the carbon ceramic brakes.
The Centenario also features Lamborghini’s first rear wheel steering system, and maintains the Aventador’s all wheel drive system, specially tuned to suit the four wheel steering setup. Similarly, the ISR seven-speed automated transmission is also carried across from the Aventador.
Inside the Centenario has been revolutionised compared to the Aventador with the addition of a 10.1-inch touchscreen linked to Apple CarPlay and offering internet, email, and social media connectivity.
Not forgetting Lamborghini’s supercar ethos however, the Centenario is configured to allow two helmets to be stowed in the front luggage space, offers sophisticated racetrack telemetry options, and can be optioned with a pair of interior camera to record the crazy faces you’ll undoubtedly make on the racetrack.
The sad news however, is that if you’d hoped to be one of those lucky buyers you’re already too late, with the Centenario having already sold out.
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