Lamborghini introduces Centenario Roadster on Monterey Car Week

Article by Christian A., on September 5, 2016

Lamborghini has always been known to be the home to exotic supercars. The Italian automaker’s production facilities have hosted uniquely designed and powerful show-stopping supercars. It all started with the Lamborghini Miura which was unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Motor show and since then, many more have been created to stun the world.

Although there have been a few misses in the past, Lamborghini was still able to show that they can still dominate the exotic and supercar market. This year, they released yet again another one of their limited edition supercars and this time, they built an ode to their founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. It is the best tribute to its founder’s 100th birthday embodying a world-class legendary quality.

The Centenario is as monstrous as a Lamborghini can be. At the heart of this beast is a V12 engine that gives the car a maximum power of 770 horsepower, making it another valuable member of the supercar family. It comes with aggressive detailing featuring some outrageous diffuser strakes, the most outrageous ones that have been fitted on a road car.

The Centenario coupe is already a top class supercar so what else can beat it but itself, right? At The Quail Lodge Golf Club during this year’s Monterey Car Week, Lamborghini presented to the world for the first time the Centenario Roadster. It was the most striking contemporary car that was on display at the event (given that McLaren came with the MSO HS and Koenigsegg with the Agera XS, both of which were presented for the first time to the public).

The Centenario can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. Without gas inside its tank, the car can weigh at about 3,461 pounds. The excess weight has been well taken care of because the car is made extensively of carbon fiber with its chassis made entirely of the same material. Aside from weight, the newly installed rear-wheel steering system aids in the increased performance of the supercar in conjunction with the all-wheel drive. It allows the lightweight convertible to boast a better performance especially in drag strip corners.

The only difference between the Centario Coupe and the convertible is the additional parts to convert the former into the latter. Design alterations were not made on the convertible as it looks as good as its coupe version. The one-off sample (out of 20 units planned to be produced) was painted in the “Argento Centenario” scheme, a soft silver finish that brings out the car’s sculpted bodywork creases and aerodynamic detailing. We’re still waiting for Lamborghini’s official announcement on how much these babies will cost but for now, reports say that each unit may be sold for $2.3 million.

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