Did you have to think about whether you would buy a Lamborghini Centenario? Sorry, you waited too long, we can inform you that the €1,750,000 Centenario is sold out!
Last week at the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini introduced a new special edition car. The Centenario LP 770-4, is Lamborghini’s posthumous birthday present for legendary founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, who would have turned 100 next month. The Centenario is essentially a special bodywork on the ultra-high-performance Aventador LP 750-4 Super Veloce.
With the Centenario, Lamborghini shows what the thoughts are for the future. Like many of its predecessors, the Centenario is produced in a very limited edition. Only 40 are made. That is, twenty coupes and twenty roadsters. The bad news: they’ve all been sold already. The price? €1.75 million ex taxes. If you say it quickly, it’s not much…
The Centenario is powered by a mighty 6.5-litre V12, which idles at 850 rpm and shoots into the red at 8,600 rpm. It produces 770 hp (20 hp more than the Aventador SV, and that’s not a car you can blame for a lack of decisiveness). It reaches 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and, if you’re brave enough (and still have air in your lungs after all your terrified screams), explodes to 300 km/h in 23.5 seconds. To channel this madness onto the road, it’s featured on Pirelli P Zero Corsa’s, 255/30 ZR20 at the front and 355/25 ZR21 at the rear, both designed specifically for this car.
At the front, a highly aggressive dual splitter generates massive downforce and channels air over the car, out to the sides, but it’s at the rear where the black magic of the airflow really extends to great heights. The Centenario has one of the largest diffusers on the human side of a Le Mans race car; combine that with the fact that quite a bit of bodywork has been removed behind the rear wheels and an active rear wing that can lift 150 millimeters, and you have 227 kilos of downforce at 290 km/h.
Perhaps the biggest news is that the Centenario is the first Lamborghini with rear-wheel steering, a system that improves maneuverability at speeds below 75 km/h and improves stability at higher speeds, effectively shortening and lengthening the wheelbase by 1,200 millimeters depending on the speed driven. Despite all this extra technology, the Lamborghini Centenario weighs only 1,520 kilos, making it 55 kilos lighter than an Aventador.
The interior has a different design than the Aventador, but more importantly, the Centenario is the first Lamborghini to get a touchscreen. It measures 10.1 inches diagonally and adds plenty of connectivity features. Drivers can connect to Internet radio, browse the web, access email, check social media and perform all functions available through Apple Car Play.
This system also displays telemetry information such as pedal position, rpm, oil pressure, real-time power consumption, current gear, speed, lap and sprint times, and lateral g-forces. With two optional interior cameras, the driver’s experience can be captured. All this information can be downloaded using a USB stick for easy review, and studied to improve lap times. Of course, the interior can be completely customized by the owner.
Sometimes you shouldn’t write too much text because you really just want to watch. Do you like fast sleek design cars with an Italian heart? Then your heart will certainly beat faster. I don’t know if he’s really beautiful yet, but it is a real Lamborghini. Then a minus: as a posthumous birthday present for the legendary founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, to complete the circle, they should have opted for a design by Touring Superleggera, the designer of the first Lamborghini’s. Or an idea for the 60th anniversary of the brand with the bull?
A price tag of € 1,750,000 is of course not for everyone, but the Centenario was sold out in no time. The first copies of the Centenario will be handed over to their owners at the end of this year. Enter the beautiful world of Lamborghini.