Lamborghini Introduces Very Limited Edition Centenario Supercar
More than 4o people around the world will read this news item on the latest Lamborghini. However, only 40 people around the world had a chance to buy a brand new Lamborghini Centenario.
The latest hypercar to come out of Bologna, Italy, the Centenario will be limited to 40 total builds – 20 coupes and 20 roadsters. The MSRP for any one of those cars settles in at $1.9 million. Of course, 40 buyers already lined up site unseen and were prepared to purchase the car at whatever number Lamborghini tossed their way. They’re all sold.
What did these eager 40 buyers get for their (for all intents and purposes) $2 million? The car is all carbon fiber. There’s no steel or aluminum in the chassis, cockpit or bodywork. That makes the Centenario one of Lamborghini’s lightest supercar’s to date at 3,351 pounds.
When you take that light frame and drop in a 6.5 liter, mid-mounded, naturally aspirated V12 engine capable of 770 horsepower, you end up with a car that does 0-60 mph in an astounding 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph — easily rating it as one Lambo’s fastest creations and one of the fastest road-going cars currently in first line production.
To keep all of that agile power on the road and facing the correct direction, Lamborghini introduced a new, all-wheel steering system. At speed, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction of the front axle to create a reduction in the wheelbase or to rotate the car.
All Centenarios will include the automaker’s standard magneto rheological damping system tat reads road conditions ad changes the car’s setup instantly. The thought of getting a 770 horsepower car to dance should be enough to make any gearhead hate the 40 lucky bastards who’ll take the reins of the bull.
Finally, just in case anyone was worried this machine was missing something, Lamborghini made it the first ride in their line to offer a complete infotainment system. There’s no telling what language the technology will use or if even GPS nav can keep track of road direction north of 200 mph.