First Lamborghini Centenario has landed on U.S. shores

Article by Christian A., on May 22, 2017

The Italian sports car Lamborghini revealed the first ever magnificent Centenario around the year 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. And even though the Lamborghini Aventador SV and Centenario have a brooding similarity when it comes to performance, the Centenario was pretty much still a hit to loyal Lamborghini fans and car enthusiasts worldwide. Now a Lamborghini Centenario has arrived in the U.S., particularly at Newport Beach located in Costa Mesa, California. While it is the first ever Centenario to step on American land, it won’t be the last.

Largely based on the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the dashing Centenario utilizes the same 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that will produce around 759hP (565 kW) and pure 508 lb-ft (688 Newton Meters) of torque, allowing the sports car to reach around 60 miles per hour (96 km per hours) needing only 2.8 seconds to do the job. Nevertheless, the top speed of the Centenario is limited to around 217 mph (349 kmh). The said horsepower is only 20hp more powerful than its predecessor, but the Centenario is considered a tad lighter due to its carbon fiber body. The Centenario weighs at an estimated 3,350 lbs (1,519 kg).

The Italian automaker claimed that performance-wise, the Centenario is more dominant compared to SV but not on a large scale. Only 40 units of the Lamborghini Centenario worth around $1.9 million each will be manufactured and sold globally. Specifically, there will be 20 coupes and 20 convertibles produced to celebrate the 100th birthday of founder Ferrucio Lamborghini, who was born on April 28, 1916. The swanky sports car that was delivered in the US flaunted its awesome bare carbon fiber exterior paired with blue accents to contrast its dark paint.

This is probably the first time the car is spotted sans its notable carbon fiber with yellow finish. Lamborghini's Ad Personam program was responsible in customizing its dashing design. It is fitted with black leather and Alcantara upholstery contrasted by blue stitching and embroidery, and has an eye catching blue center console. The center locking wheels, 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear, boast of yellow trimmed Pirelli P Zero tires and spokes that are fashioned like fans to assist in cooling.

Alessandro Farmeschi, COO of Lamborghini, said that when the founder Ferruccio Lamborghini began realizing his dream of producing the world's supercars, he wanted to attain a large following through production.

But at the same time, he was keen to maintain the one of a kind nature of limited edition sports cars that allows patrons to customize the vehicle according to their personal tastes and styles. Moreover, this is only the beginning as this is not the only Centenario to grace the roads in the US. The Italian automaker has announced that other clients will be getting their hands on their prized possession at the latter part of the year. This only means there would be more dashing Lamborghinis to drool over.

Source: Lamborghini Newport Beach

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