The wedge has delivered yet again. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of founder Ferrucio Lamborghini, the famed Italian dreamakers present to us the Centenario.
Back in the 1960s, a tractor-builder by the name of Ferruccio Lamborghini bought a Ferrari 250GT. He loved the car, but it had a recurring clutch issue. Frustrated, he brought the issue up to Enzo Ferrari, who dismissed him by saying that he "may be able to drive a tractor but... will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly." From that moment on, automative history as we know it changed and Lamborghini was born.
100 years after his birth, Lamborghini continues to be at the forefront of automotive innovation and the Centenario, a fitting tribute to the man and his legacy. The beast packs a 760bhp V12 engine in a body made almost entirely of carbon fibre. This light weight and powerful combination allows it to go fast. 0 to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds fast.
Based on the Aventador but 55 kilograms lighter due to its carbon fibre body, the Centenario features large air scoops on the front bonnet, paying homage to the sport cars of Ferrucio's time. As an added bonus, there is also an extendable rear wing integrated into the body at low speeds, extending out 150mm and 15 degrees during what Lamborghini deems “high performance conditions”.
A work of art of such quality does not come cheap, and neither does the Centenario, costing €1.75m plus tax. But you wouldn't ever have to worry about it, because all 40 examples, 20 coupes and 20 roadsters, have already been sold, the buyers hand picked by the company.
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