Words by Matt de Prez @mattdeprez
Lamborghini has revealed the 760BHP Centenario at Geneva today. The fully carbon fibre hyper car will be limited to a run of 20 coupes and 20 roadsters and is built to celebrate the centenary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth.
Based on the Aventador, the Centenario is built with a number of new technologies such as Advanced aerodynamics, a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and rear-wheel steering which hint at what we can expect from Lamborghini in the coming years. All 40 cars are already sold, at a start price of £1.4Million plus tax.
Lamborghini say the Centenario continues their one-off strategy and demonstrates their innovative design and engineering competencies. The Centenario’s naturally aspirated V12 engine is the most powerful Lamborghini has made to date and produces 760BHP. Powering it from 0-62MPH in 2.8 seconds and on to a top speed of more than 217MPH.
The carbon fibre structure and body means a low weight of 1,520 kg. The car’s aerodynamic design includes an extending rear wing providing more downforce at high speeds. The introduction of rear-wheel steering provides increased agility and stability, and an innovative touchscreen provides connected infotainment, including internet browsing and Apple CarPlay.
“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. “The Centenario is an opportunity for our designers and engineers to transcend some of the constraints of series car production to achieve an incomparable result: the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors’ car, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance.”
Shown in Geneva in an entirely carbon fiber finish, clients can specify their Centenario to include exposed carbon fiber or any colour and finish from Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalisation programme to be delivered from autumn 2016 and throughout 2017.