Lamborghini has unveiled the Centenario Roadster, the open version of its latest one-off creation, at Monterey Car Week in California in occasion of the event “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering”. Just as the Coupé version the Centenario Roadster will be produced as a limited edition of only 20 units to be delivered through 2017. All 40 Centenario models are sold, to collectors and Lamborghini enthusiasts around the world at a starting price of 1.75 million euros for the Coupé and 2 million euros plus tax for the Roadster.
“Lamborghini prides itself on the relentless pursuit of experimentation. We are proud to unleash Centenario’s further potential in the form of a classic roadster; the perfect harmony between innovation and timeless design. This unique engineering achievement is a befitting tribute to Lamborghini’s extraordinary past and a preview of its brilliant future. Centenario Roadster embraces the cutting edge characteristics of its coupé sibling and embraces the freedom of a true open-top super sports car for a pure drive experience” Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chief Executive Officer, said. A performance-driven model, this one-off open-top model is built on a carbon fiber monocoque and the body parts are made of carbon fiber. The company designers developed a special silver exterior color, called “Argento Centenario”, for the Centenario Roadster.
The supercar’s enhanced aerodynamic design includes an extending rear wing providing more downforce at high speeds and is equipped with rear-wheel steering. Inside the cabin, new fully connected infotainment and innovative touchscreen system includes internet browsing and Apple CarPlay. The front windscreen is shaped to reduce turbulence for the cabin passengers, deflecting the air around and above their heads, keeping the level of ventilation within the cockpit. Powered by the most powerful engine produced by the Italian supercar maker to date, it has a top speed of 350kmph. The highly responsive V12 architecture delivers 770bhp of top power, while accelerating from 0-100kmph in just 2.9 seconds. Braking distance is equally impressive: from 100-0 km/h in just 31 m. With a dry weight of just 1,570 kg, the Centenario achieves a weight-to-power ratio of 2.04 kg/bhp.