To mark the milestone of Ferruccio’s 100th birthday, Lamborghini built a limited production supercar as a tribute to the company’s founder. The Centenario officially made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show.
The Centenario can hit the 62 mph sprint in just 2.8 seconds and the 186 mph benchmark in 23.5 seconds. The aerodynamic qualities are extreme. The front hood and headlights resemble those of the Aventador, but the hood is more aggressive with that large, raised area in the middle. Where you don’t see Alcantara, you see carbon fiber, including the center console and steering wheel spokes.
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini, said, “The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honoring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini. 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.”
The Centenario takes Lamborghini’s V12 engine as its power plant, perfectly matching the dynamic potential of the car. The highly responsive engine, even at low revs, provides the unmistakable resonance and characteristics that only a naturally aspirated engine can.
The body of the car 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 1520kg, the Centenario achieves a weight to power ratio of 1.97kh/hp and a torsional stiffness of 35000 Nm per degree.