Lamborghini is celebrating what would have been founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s hundredth birthday with the special-edition Centenario, a 770-horsepower V12-powered supercar. The Italian exotic automaker will build just 20 roadsters and 20 coupés. Lamborghini unveiled the limited-edition car at the Geneva Motor Show, revealing a car based around their tried-and-tested V12 but with radical super-aerodynamic bodywork.
The Centenario continues Lamborghini’s one-off strategy and demonstrates Lamborghini’s innovative design and engineering competencies. Using the V12 architecture, the Centenario’s naturally aspirated engine produces 770 hp and powers from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and from 0-300 km/h in 23.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 350 km/h. Braking from 100 km/h to standstill is achieved in 30 meters. A monocoque and body in full carbon fiber provide a low weight of 1,520 kg and a weight to power ratio of just 1.97 kg/hp.
The car’s aerodynamic design includes an extending rear wing providing more downforce at high speeds. The introduction of rear-wheel steering provides increased agility and stability, and an innovative touchscreen provides connected infotainment, including internet browsing and Apple CarPlay.
The total run of 40 Centenario coupés and roadsters has already been completely sold out, of course, each at a starting price of 1.75 million Euro, or $2.5 million Canadian.