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Lamborghini Launch Jaw-Dropping Centenario

Lamborghini Launch Jaw-Dropping Centenario
Pete Accini

At the Geneva motor show Lamborghini have unveiled outrageous new Centenario. As the name suggests, this car celebrates the centenary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth. Only 20 coupé and 20 roadster versions of the Centenario will be produced and all 40 cars are already sold. Not bad for a car starting at a cool 1.75 million euros plus tax.

The Centenario continues Lamborghini’s strategy of producing small run specials and demonstrates its innovative design and engineering prowess. 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 Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honouring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini,” says Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann.

The body of the Centenario is built entirely in carbon fiber, with a monocoque and all other body parts and trims in carbon fiber. With a dry weight of just 1,520 kg, the Centenario achieves a weight-to-power ratio of 1.97 kg/hp and a torsional stiffness of 35.000 Nm per degree.

We think it looks particularly striking from the back – to say the least.