Last week Lamborghini invited us to see up close the new and very limited edition Centenario. The car is being made in only 20 examples of a hardtop and 20 of a roadster version. This year celebrates what would have been Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday. This year also happens to be the 50th celebration of the iconic Muira.
The Centenario takes Lamborghini’s V12 engine and makes the already highly responsive lump, even quicker. Even at low revs it provides the unmistakable resonance and characteristics that only a naturally aspirated brute of an engine can. Upgraded to provide an output of 770 hp and with the engine speed limiter raised from 8,350 rpm to 8,600 rpm, the Centenario is the most powerful engine produced by Lamborghini to date. Accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and from 0-300 km/h in just 23.5 seconds, the Centenario’s top speed is more than 350 km/h. Braking distances are equally impressive: from 100-0 km/h in just 30 m and from 300-0 km/h in 290 m.
Also on the car we find the car’s aerodynamic design includes an extending rear wing providing more downforce at highspeeds, which I’m sure you’ll want to do in this car. The introduction of rear-wheel steering provides increased agility and stability, and an innovative touchscreen provides connected infotainment, including internet browsing and Apple CarPlay. The body of the Centenario is built entirely in carbon fiber, with a monocoque and all other body parts and trims in carbon fiber. With a dry weight of just 1,520 kg, the Centenario achieves a weight-to-power ratio of 1.97 kg/hp and a torsional stiffness of 35.000 Nm per degree.
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