Lamborghini Centenario, the big bad look
NEW – On the Lamborghini stand at the Geneva Motor Show the throne Centenario LP770-4, a supercar in extravagant style celebrating the centenary of the birth of the founder of the brand.
Exclusivity has its price. One of the supercar Lamborghini Centenario exceeds 2 million. That has not dampened the worshipers of the bull did not hesitate to pay 5 times the price of an Aventador to offer a model that, style aside, does little to distinguish.
Collectors and speculators, they did not hesitate. The forty copies planned, 20 coupes and 20 roadsters were sold. The limited edition has become a specialty of Lamborghini which has already produced the rare Reventon, Sesto Elemento and Aventador J Veneno. The Centenario exposed in Geneva is in the same vein and the more extraordinary it is meant to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of the brand.
The Centenario is named LP770-4 which in Lamborghini language, means 770 hp and 4WD. Impressive, but not much more than the 750 hp of the Aventador LP750-4 SV. We find the same 6.5-liter V12, the same box robotic single-clutch and seven reports, the same carbon monocoque chassis.
To get additional 20 hp twelve-cylinder monumental, engine focused its maximum speed to 8 .600 r / min. At the same time, the mass was reduced by 5 kg, thanks to wider use of carbon fiber. The curb weight 1520 kg spring. The performance stagnated, but at a very high level. Thus, with 0 to 100 km / h is shot in 2.8 seconds.
There is more to expect from the chassis side, including through the adoption of rear steering. Cut along four wheel should logically gain a greater agility at low speed and better stability when it exceed more than 350 km / h Lamborghini promised.
An adjustable rear wing is also responsible of him to the ground. For maximum efficiency, it extends 15 cm while the blade tilts 15 degrees. Spectacular, but less than the vertical blades that streak shields. From the front, the Centenario plays sharks wicked.
Does this would have been the taste of Ferruccio? Wealthy buyers of this special Lamborghini are not bothered. As Veneno, the Centenario has been developed and will be produced in collaboration with the Turin OPAC company specializing in small series and partner of many manufacturers. The first deliveries will begin and fall and will continue next year.