The Lamborghini Centenario – built to celebrate Ferruccio Lamborghini’s centenary – revealed at Geneva as an extreme Aventador with mad styling and a big price tag.
This is the new Lamborghini Centenario, revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Lamborghini’s founder – Ferruccio Lamborghini – featuring extreme styling, 759bhp and a price tag of around £1.65 million. Just forty are being built.
Based on Lamborghini’s Aventador, the Centenario takes the already extreme supercar looks of that car to a new extreme, with masses of sharply angled carbon fibre carved in to the body, big spoiler and huge air ducts.
But Lamborghini say the extreme looks have a practical application too, with the low, wide nose complete with six vertical struts, a similarly designed diffuser at the back and active rear spoiler not only look striking but create additional downforce and improve aerodynamics. Just don’t try negotiating speed humps.
Under the skin sits the 6.5 litre V12 from the Aventador, but Lamborghini has given it more power than even the Aventador SV, with 759bhp, an 8600rpm rev limit and a 0-62mph sprint in just 2.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 217mph.
The Centenario also get Lamborghini’s four-wheel steering, ceramic brakes, 20″ forged aluminium wheels at the front and 21″ at the back, a carbon fibre and Alcantara-laden interior with big 10.1″ touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and online connectivity.
Just 40 Centenarios are being built – 20 Coupes and 20 Roadsters – and despite a price tag of £1.65 million, much more than the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 triumvirate of hypercars, are already sold out.
Which must please Lamborghini’s bean-counters.