Lamborghini Centenario is a small-scale supercar from the Italian automaker, the appearance of which is timed to coincide with the centenary of the birth of the company’s founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. The car was shown to the general public in March at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.
The supercar is undoubtedly recognizable as a Lamborghini, but all the exterior design elements are original. The car stands out for its squat silhouette, a large number of air intakes and aerodynamic elements, as well as unusual rims.
The latter are made of forged aluminum and reinforced with carbon inserts, and Italian tire manufacturers have developed Pirelli PZero tires specifically for this model. At the rear, the new Lamborghini Centinario is somewhat reminiscent of the Veneno due to its massive diffuser and stylish Y-shaped lights.
The Lamborghini Centenario features sports seats, extensive carbon and Alcantara trim, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with internet access and Apple CarPlay support on the center console. In addition, customers have a wide range of options for personalizing the interior.
The supercar was equipped with an adjustable rear wing, which can be either fully lowered or raised to a height of 150 mm, and its plane is capable of changing the angle of attack by 15 degrees depending on traffic conditions. And numerous air ducts throughout the car body are designed to optimize the air supply to the radiators.
The new Lamborghini Centinario is based on a carbon monocoque, while all body panels of the car are also made of carbon fiber. The total weight of the supercar was 1,520 kg, which is 55 kilos lighter than the original Lamborghini Aventador.
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The coupe is powered by a modified 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine from the top version of the Aventador SV, where it produces 750 hp. But especially for the Centenario model, the engine output was raised to 770 “horses”, so that it became the most powerful power unit in the history of Lamborghini.
It takes 2.8 seconds to accelerate from zero to hundreds of Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4, the car takes the 300 km / h bar in 23.5 seconds, and the maximum speed exceeds 350 km / h. Thus, the weight-to-power ratio is 1.97 kg per horsepower. The company also emphasizes that a full stop at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour takes only 30 meters.
The Centenario was also the first Lamborghini to feature an all-steering chassis. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn at a small angle in the opposite direction from the front ones, improving maneuverability and reducing the turning radius, which is very important with such impressive overhangs. At high speeds, the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels for better stability.
In total, only 40 copies of the Lamborghini Centinario will be built (twenty coupes and the same number of roadsters), the price of each of which starts at $ 1.9 million (€ 1.75). But the entire edition has long been sold out, so that in the future, the price tags for this model will soar even higher upon resale.