RIDES: Lamborghini Honors Founder with 770-HP Creation

Mar 2, 2016

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Lamborghini debuted the Centenario at Geneva Motor Show, a premium gesture honoring the 100-year anniversary Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth. Lamborghini founded Automobili Lamborghini in 1963. He lived until 1993.

Only 20 coupé and 20 roadster versions of the Centenario will be produced and all 40 cars are already sold, at a starting price of $1.9 million, plus tax.

The Centenario continues Lamborghini’s one-off strategy. Using the V12 architecture, the Centenario’s naturally aspirated engine produces 770 horsepower and powers from 0-60 mph in fewer than 3 seconds. The car notches its top speed at more than 217 mph. Braking from 60 mph to standstill is achieved in under 100 feed, according to Lamborghini.

The  Centenario’s carbon fiber construction provides a low weight of 3,350 pounds. The aerodynamic design includes an extending rear wing providing more downforce at high speeds. The introduction of rear-wheel steering provides increased agility and stability, and a touchscreen provides connected infotainment, including internet browsing and Apple CarPlay.

“The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honoring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini president and CEO “The Centenario is an opportunity for our designers and engineers to transcend some of the constraints of series car production to achieve an incomparable result: the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors’ car, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance. It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year-a man who created an exceptional brand, believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars. The Centenario is a super sports car for Ferruccio Lamborghini and the future he and we believe in today.”