Lamborghini Centenario 08

At the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini is showcasing the new Centenario, a one-off limited edition model developed to celebrate what would have been the founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday. Only 40 of these will be made – 20 coupe and 20 roadsters – for 1.75 million euros a pop. Unsurprisingly, all have been spoken for, so you can’t buy one even if you had the money.

Much like the Aventador, the Centenario is built around a carbon fibre monocoque that lies beneath carbon fibre body panels. The supercar is aggressively styled, but it isn’t all show. Air comes in through the large intakes in the front bonnet and scoops on the roof, and goes out the intricately designed rear diffuser. The irregular rear wheel arches signify its rear-wheel steering system (yes, it’s got one), while the carbon fibre wheel spokes suck cooling air through the brakes. On top of that, the rear wing extends to 150 mm and rotates up to 15 degrees depending on driving conditions.

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The interior is typical Lamborghini, with lots of carbon fibre and Alcantara trims applied to the seats, steering wheel, door panels, dashboard and centre console. The car features a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay infotainment system that provides access to the car’s telemetry function. Great, but who cares when you have a screaming naturally-aspirated V12 engine in the back?

Displacing 6.5 litres, the twelve-cylinder mill has a whole 760 hp at its disposal, about 20 hp more than the Aventador SV. With an impressive bodyweight of 1,520 kg, and a weight-to-power ratio of 1.97 kg/hp, the supercar needs only 2.8 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h, and 23.5 seconds to reach 300 km/h. It can also go faster than 350 km/h. Power is sent to all four wheels through the familiar Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) gearbox.

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Elsewhere, the Centenario has magneto rheological suspension, Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), and three driving modes, namely Strada, Sport and Corsa. Its carbon ceramic brakes, combined with the sticky Pirelli P Zero tyres, can bring the car to a halt from 100 to 0 km/h in 30 metres and from 300 to 0 km/h in 290 metres.





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