Celebrating the centenary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth, the Centenario embodies all the core values of the brand: it features an extreme, aggressive design combined with advanced technologies and performances.
Among the distinctive technical features are the 770hp V12 engine, a rear-wheel steering system, and a full carbon fiber monocoque and bodywork, which helps limiting the overall weight to just 1,520 kg.
The Centenario will be produced in a limited series of 40 units – 20 coupes and 20 roadsters, all already sold – with a starting price of 1.75 million euros plus tax.
A single line from front to back defines the recognizable Lamborghini contours, with long, low overhangs front and rear creating a clean, mono-body shape.
The Centenario measures 4.924 m long and 1.143 m high. The car’s silhouette is characterized by the “mono line” that stretches from front to back, giving the Centenario the distinctive mono-body shape of Lamborghini’s recent models.
The body features numerous aerodynamic-driven elements, with inlets made of several fins strongly characterizing both front and rear.
The large air scoops in the hood, reminiscent of 1970s sports cars, contribute to the downforce on the front axle.
Furthermore, air flows through ducts within the front headlight casing and others in the sideskirts and around the wheel arches, improving the airflow to the rear radiators and providing optimized cooling.
The aeronautic-inspired roof integrates air scoops and a hexagonal carbon fibre and glass engine cover.
The body of the Centenario is finished in gloss carbon fiber, while the lower, “technical parts” like the front splitter, side skirts, wheel arches and rear diffuser are in matt carbon fiber. A number of bold yellow accents contribute to the distinctive look of the car.
A distinctive design element is the irregular design of the wheel arches, both front and rear, which aims at highlighting the aerodynamic design and – at the rear end – the exclusive rear-wheel steering.
The rear end is visually dominated by the large, integrated rear diffuser. It also incorporates a rear wing which extends 150mm and rotates up to 15 degrees at high speeds.
The rear tires are left visible, while floating in the void above the diffuser are the ‘Y’-shaped rear LED lights, stretching the full width of the rear.
The PZero tires, developed specifically for the rear-wheel steering, are itted to 20”/21” front/rear rims in forged and milled aluminium. The spokes’ fan shape, accented in carbon fibre, mask ducts extracting hot air from the carbon ceramic brakes, finished with a central-locking wheel nut.
The interior – mostly finished in carbon fiber with Alcantara accents – integrates a futuristic touchscreen on the center console.
The main performances are a 0-100 km/h time of 2.8 seconds, and a 0-300 km/h time of just 23.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 350 km/h. Braking from 100 km/h to standstill is achieved in 30 meters.
Exterior walkaround at Geneva 2016