At this point everyone knows what Lamborghini is and what they’re all about. They are known for manufacturing some of the most beautiful looking and fast cars on the planet. Lamborghini has built many special edition cars over the years such as the “Sesto Elemento”, but the latest car in their special edition arsenal and the replacement of the menacing Lamborghini Veneno is the absolutely beautiful “Lamborghini Centenario”.
The Centenario was built to commemorate the 100th birthday or Centenary of Ferruccio Lamborghini. Only 40 of these cars were built including 20 coupe variants and 20 roadsters.
The design of the Centenario is based on that of the iconic Lamborghini Aventador at the same time having a longer wheel base than it. The huge air intakes on the short hood of the car function as a way to applying downforce on the front axle. There are air intakes on the front wheel arches which direct air into the rear wheel arches which in turn cool the engine. The upper half of the front splitter is used to direct air to cool the brakes and the bottom half is yet again used to provide downforce.
The beautiful rear end shows that even a car not built as a track monster can look mesmerizingly aggressive. Its triple exhaust and diffuser are also functional as they further provide downforce and make the car look amazing as they do it. Also the little yellow trim doesn’t hurt.
The Centenario has let go of the Lamborghini tradition of placing button on the steering wheel and has gone ahead and put them all on the centre dash area. Everything right from the engine start/stop button to the traction control and radio settings is placed on the centre dash board. But what really makes the cabin look amazing is the sheer amount of carbon-fibre components in and on the car. The steering wheel, the outline of the centre dash area, the door sill, the side-view mirrors, infact the entire body of this car is built of carbon-fibre.
The performance numbers of this car are just as impressive as its design. The Lamborghini Centenario runs a 6.5-litre V12 spitting out 770hp and 509lt-ft of torque which is mated to a 7-speed automatic ISR transmission which along with its light-weight body allows the Centenario to do 0-100 km/h in just 2.8 secs, 0-200 km/h in 8.6 secs, 0-300 km/h in 23.5 secs and tops out at 350 km/h same as the Aventador. It also has Pirelli P Zero tyres which look good and at the same time help the car achieve its 0-100 km/p time and top speed.
Lately Lamborghini has been ditching tradition to keep up with today’s automotive industry which is the case with their new reveal the “Lamborghini Terzo Millennio”. They are planning to ditch their V12 and go all electric, something I’ll write about once more specs are out. But one thing is for certain, Lamborghini is killing the game right now and they don’t seem too eager to stop.
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