Adding to the limited added edition lineup of Lambos, Automobili Lamborghini showcases the Lamborghini Centenario at Geneva Motor Show 2016. It has been presented to celebrate the 100th anniversary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini's birth in the year by the company. The company has made only 40 examples (20 coupé and 20 roadster versions) of the Lamborghini Centenario, and all the cars are already sold at a price of 1.75 million euros plus tax.
During the event, Mr Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO Automobili Lamborghini said, "The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honouring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini. 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. It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year: a man who created an exceptional brand, believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars. The Centenario is a super sports car for Ferruccio Lamborghini and the future he and we believe in today."
The Centenario is the truest expression of Lamborghini's commitment to new and inspirational design, and with its pure and essential lines that are evident in a new design language throughout, demonstrating the quintessence of Lamborghini's commitment to 'form follows function'. A mono line from front to back defines the recognisable Lamborghini contours, with long, low overhangs front and rear creating a clean, sensuous, mono-body shape. The face of the Centanario appears to be sharper and aggressive with its fluent front bonnet, scissor door panel and roof line. The Centenario measures 4.924 m long and 1.143 m high. The Centenario incorporates monocoque and body in full carbon fiber provide a low weight of 1,520 kg and a weight to power ratio of just 1.97 kg/hp.
Inside, the new Lambo gets a lightweight carbon fibre Sports seats, with new stitching that features on the length of the dashboard, steering wheel, sunvisors, rocker covers, and the new inner door panels made of carbon fibre and Alcantara. The functionality and connectivity are essential features of the Centenario that includes satellite navigation, a high definition 10.1 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and trackday telemetry.
Interesting part comes under the hood, the Lamborghini Centenario is power packed with a 6.5-litre V12 naturally aspirated engine that dishes out an impressive 770 HP with its rev limiter raised to 8,600 rpm. When connected to a seven–speed manual sequential ‘box, it can bolt from 0 – 100 kmph In just 2.8 seconds before hitting the top speed, which is over 350 kmph.
The Centenario continues Lamborghini's strategy of producing one-off cars and exclusive limited editions, which allow scope for exploring design and technology possibilities while heightening brand awareness. Starting with the Reventón and including the Sesto Elemento, Aventador J and Veneno, every car has proved its instant appeal, achieved iconic status, and increased in value.