Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Centenario is a testament to the Italian automaker's commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive design and performance. The Centenario was launched to commemorate the 100th birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the brand's founder, and its name, which translates to 'centenary', is a nod to this celebration.
At the heart of the Centenario is the most powerful engine ever produced by Lamborghini at the time of its unveiling: a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. This mechanical marvel produces an impressive 770 horsepower and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque. With a seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission transferring power to all four wheels, the Centenario provides a level of performance that's true to its commemorative status.
The Centenario can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in a swift 2.8 seconds, and reach a top speed of over 350 km/h (217 mph), placing it comfortably within supercar territory.
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Inside, the Centenario does not disappoint. The cockpit integrates high-quality materials such as carbon fiber and Alcantara leather, while a high-definition 10.1-inch touchscreen provides control over features such as Apple CarPlay, telemetry, and navigation.
The vehicle’s suite of technology also includes the Lamborghini’s rear-wheel steering system, which enhances agility at low speeds and stability at high speeds. Additionally, safety features include carbon-ceramic brakes, electronic stability control, and a range of airbags for driver and passenger.
In line with Lamborghini's tradition of exclusivity, only 40 Centenario units were built – 20 coupes and 20 roadsters. Despite the car's starting price of approximately $1.9 million, all units were sold before the vehicle was even publicly unveiled, highlighting the brand's enduring appeal among car enthusiasts and collectors.