Lamborghini has finally taken the wraps off its sexy Centenario supercar created to commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of company founder, Ferruccio.
Based on the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the Centenario’s unique body is crafted entirely out of carbon fibre to achieve a weight of 1,520kg (3,351 pounds). The bespoke body panels not only look more aggressive, but also improve aerodynamics. The extended rear wing is said to provide extra downforce at high speeds to aid stability.
Inside, the interior has been revamped and is dominated by a massive 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and internet connectivity. As befitting its track-focus brief, the system is equipped with built-in telemetry software for use on track, along with two cameras that can record all the action. Underneath the car’s bonnet is a specially designated space for two helmets.
The Aventador’s 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine has been tweaked to deliver 566kW (770 horsepower) in the Centenario, where it is said to be the most powerful model to come out of Sant’Agata. It will rocket from 0-100km/h in a mere 2.8 seconds and 0-300km/h in just 23.5 seconds. Top speed is rated at 350km/h.
Lamborghini describes the car as its “definition of a hyper car”.
The Italian company will only be building 40 Centenario’s in an equal spilt of coupes and roadster. All units have already been sold, each costing US$2.38M.