Special edition Centenario model celebrates 100 years since the birth of its founder Ferruccio Lamborghini.
To celebrate the 100th birthday of company founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Italian company has launched the new Centenario – a full carbon fibre model limited to 20 coupes and 20 roadsters – at the 2016 Geneva motor show.
The full carbon fibre construction marks this out as a particularly special car, as it’s a feature that was last seen on the track-only Sesto Elemento. The car makes the most of this exotic construction, wearing a gloss carbon finish on top, retaining a matt finish for the lower panels.
It’s powered by a tweaked version of the Lamborghini V12 engine, which now boasts 759bhp, along with an increased rev limit of 8600rpm making it the most powerful in Lamborghini history. Retaining the Aventador’s four-wheel drive system means that the Centenario weighs in at 1520kg, just a 5kg less than the Aventador SV.
Performance is impressive though; 2.8secs to 62mph and a top speed ‘in excess’ of 217mph. Something new for the Centenario is a rear-wheel steering set-up, which will improve high-speed stability and low-speed agility.
Take one look at the Centenario and it’s obvious that the aerodynamics are significantly more extreme than the Aventador. The huge rear diffuser combines with an active rear wing (extendable up to 150mm from the body) to generate a significant amount of downforce.
As well as this, there are also a number of clever aero touches, such as vents in the bonnet to channel air over the front axle for added downforce, as well as lots of various channels for improved cooling.
The car’s powerful carbon ceramic brakes sit behind a set of forged alloy wheels, 20-inch on the front and 21-inch on the rear. The wheels, shod in Pirelli P Zero typres, are also designed to draw in air to help cool the brakes.
Want to place an order? The Lamborghini Centenario is priced at €1.75m.