It’s been 100 years since late founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birthday, so Lamborghini celebrated the event with a super limited-production Lamborghini Centenario that is priced at a wopping 1.75 Million euros before tax which totals to about 1.9 million with taxes. Only 40 examples of the Lamborghini Centenario will be made, and they were all pre-sold all of which include the 20 coupe and 20 roadster versions.
The insane Lamborghini Centenario is powered by Lamborghini’s signature 6.5-liter V-12 engine that is rated at 751 horsepower making it Lamborghini’s most powerful production car to date. The Lamborghini Centenario is based on the Aventador SV (superveloce) and it’s 11 hp more powerful than the Veneno due to a Redline limit increase from 8,350 to 8,600 rpm. It also weighs a measly 3,351 pounds which gives it an impressive 4.35 pounds per horsepower – The results are astounding, a 0-62 mph sprint takes 2.8 seconds while a 0-186 mph takes only 23.5 seconds. Top speed is going to be more than 217 mph.
President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann states in a release; “The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honoring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini,” “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.”
The Lamborghini Centenario will come in AWD (All-wheel-drive) fashion and will be Lamborghini’s first rear-wheel steering system car which basically steers the rear-wheels just like the Porsche 911 GT3. Lamborghini’s rear-wheel steering system is a bit more sophistecated though, with three drifferent modes that affect the tuning of the system (Strada, Sport and Corsa) This happens at low speeds when the rear-wheels turn opposite to the front wheels to increase nimbleness and agility while at higher speed the rear wheels turn with the front-wheels to increase response and stability. Add to the handling package an Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) gearbox, magneto rheological suspension and Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS).
The Lamborghini Centenario will have a carbon fiber monocouqe and a carbon fiber body making it light and maintaining a high torsional stiffness as well. Lamborghini stated that the carbon fiber body is just a teaser of what’s to come from the Italian manufacturer which says this will be a norm in their future design language and commitment to ‘form follows function’. The body might look extremely aggressive but it does have all sorts of functional hood scoops and finned inlets to increase downforce – while airflow is maintained and directed through and around the Lamborghini Centenario using ducts within the frot headlight casing, around the wheel wells and in the sideskirts. The aerodynamics also work in improving overall cooling.