The Lamborghini Centenario was recently revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in celebration of Ferrucio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday. The limited edition Lambo was unveiled along with news that just 40 models will be built, 20 coupes and 20 roadsters. Unfortunately, all units are reportedly already spoken for.
Just like the Italian manufacturer’s previous specialised creations, the Centenario is a highly-modified Aventador. The $2.6 million bull features bespoke bodywork in gloss carbon-fibre and is finished with bright yellow highlights.
The full carbon body doesn’t just improve the car’s aesthetic, but significantly lowers the overall weight to just 1520kg. The car delivers a power-to-weight ratio of an incredible 2.64kg/kW.
“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.
Behind the driver is a 6.5-litre V12 that makes an insane 566kW of power. By increasing the rev limiter from 8350rpm to 8600rpm, the Centenario boasts the company’s most powerful engine ever.
Lamborghini’s Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission paired with a permenant four-wheel drive system helps the car sprint from 0-100km/h in 2.8sec before reaching a top speed in excess of 350km/h.
To aid in agility and stability, an all-new rear-wheel-steering system has been installed. At low speeds the system turns the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the steering angle. At high speeds the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the steering angle.
“It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year: a man who created an exceptional brand, believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars. The Centenario is a super sports car for Ferruccio Lamborghini and the future he and we believe in today.”