We would stretch our neck to say that none of the product launch creates as much anticipation as does a new Lamborghini supercar. And we all know the reasons behind the love for the Raging Bull - they look awesome, they drive fast and they cost millions. And then you hear that Lamborghini is ready to reveal their next hypercar and not supercar next year!
Yes, the anticipation level goes sky high and this is what is happening with the alleged Centenario hypercar, which is expected to be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Rumors are that the Italian supercar manufacturer will christen their next car as the Centenario LP770-4, to celebrate the centenary of Ferrucio Lamborghini, founder of the company, who will turn 100 next year.
The Centenario will be a limited edition hypercar to move ahead against the McLaren, Ferrari and Porsche in the exclusive and expensive car battle. This car, as opposed to most of the models, will not be named after a holy bull and will cost upwards of $1.5 million. Strangely, that's less than the $3 million Veneno, which is the most expensive Lambo till yet.
While the enthusiasts are still imagining what the next hypercar from Lamborghini will look like, Topspeed has already rendered an image of the possible looks. Based on the reports that the new Lambo will be less flashy than the other limited edition models from the company, Topspeed has released the image of the Centenario, which rather looks neat and subdued than the Veneno.
Technically speaking, Topspeed has borrowed the Aventador's style and base, extended it, mixed some elements of iconic Miura in it, and rendered the Centenario. The first thing you will notice upfront is the large air intakes with an integrated pair of spotlight LED clusters, while the headlights resemble those on the Huracan. Two air intakes just adjacent the doors and a carbon-fibre wing at the back complete the look of the hypercar.
The Lamborghinis are not just a visual delight but also some serious high-performance machines. The Centenario will be among one of them with a Aventador sourced 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine, that could generate power in excess of 770 hp (hence the name 770-4), a solid 30 horses more than the Veneno hypercar.
The power will be sent to all the four wheels and the Centenario will be able to do a 100 kmph from standstill in just 2.5 seconds, gaining a top speed more than 350 kmph. Chances are that Lamborghini will add a hybrid drive-train to the car later, which should account for some electrical boost. But it's too early to speculate about it, considering Lamborghini will only produce 30 of these rare machines, 20 in coupe body type and 10 roadsters.
We will have to wait and watch before the images of the Centenario surfaces online ahead of the Geneva debut. Keep a tab here for all the latest updates from the Lamborghini.
Image Credits - Topspeed