The first example of the most powerful and very exclusive Lamborghini has just been delivered to the model’s first owner. Yes, we are talking about the new Lamborghini Centenario, a special edition model that celebrates the 100th year birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the illustrious Italian sports car manufacturer.
Wrapped in a beautiful combination of black and orange exterior color finishes, this very first Centenario (in coupe version) was delivered to its new owner from the United Arab Emirates. This wealthy customer – one who is really rich to buy a new Lamborghini Centenario as it has a starting price of around EUR1.75 million or $1.9 million – is one of the 40 lucky new owners of this very exclusive sports car from Italy. Despite its price and because of its ultra-exclusive nature, Lamborghini has already pre-sold all examples of the Centenario – 20 coupes and 20 roadsters – even before the Italian sports car maker has formally announced its existence.
As a special model that celebrates nothing less than the birth of the company’s beloved founder, the Lamborghini Centenario has been designed to be very fast and very quick. Its core is played by a stunning naturally aspirated V12 engine that has been tuned to deliver as much as 770 horsepower (574 kilowatts) of output and up to 509 pound-feet (690 Newton-meters) of torque.
This engine is powerful enough to send the Lamborghini Centenario coupe dashing from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 2.8 seconds and from standstill to 186 mph (300 km/h) in only 23.5 seconds. Wait, it could accelerate to 186 mph? Yes, you’re reading it right – the Centenario could achieve that easily, considering that it has enough juice to reach a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).
The quickness and speed – as well as beauty – of the Lamborghini Centenario are also achieved by ensuring that it is utterly light and features much-needed aerodynamic aids. This celebratory edition only weighs 1,520 kilograms, thanks to its high-tech monocoque design and the extensive use of carbon fiber. This helped this one-of-a-kind car achieve a splendid weight to its power ratio of only 1.97 kg/hp. Moreover, the Centenario’s stability and agility are helped significantly by a number of aids like its extending rear wing, front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser.
Measuring 4.924 meters in length and 1.143 meters in height, the Centenario features a new design language marked by pure and essential lines – all exuding a bolder interpretation of Lamborghini’s quintessence principle of ‘form follows function.’ This design language can be seen in every element of the Centenario – from its aerodynamic inlets on the front and rear, to the large air scoops in its long front bonnet.