TRIBUTE TO FERRUCCIO Ferruccio
Lamborghini took the covers off another limited edition model at Geneva, this one a tribute to the company’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. It’s called the Centenario, and it marks the 100th birthday of Ferruccio, if he was still around, that is. It’s another “one-off limited edition” which is Italian-English for ‘excessive money spinner’ and joins other models like the Reventón, Sesto Elemento, and Veneno.
The Centenario is based around the mid-engine V-12 chassis of the Aventador but being clothed in carbon fibre has allowed the designers to go wild, the only restraint being ultimate aerodynamic function. And so everything has been crafted to reduce drag or increase downforce. To that effect there
is no rear bumper, just a huge diffuser and a trio of angled pipes while the rear spoiler can extend up by 150mm and the angle of attack can be altered by 15 degrees. While the bodywork has been left in exposed carbon for the show car, customers can have it painted any way they like and are able to customise their machine further by using Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalisation programme.
The Centenario is lighter than the standard Aventador at a claimed 1520kg, and its V12 gets bumped to 566kW with the engine cut-out raised to 8600rpm. This makes it the most powerful production engine ever made by Lambo. The company says the car is good for 0-100 in 2.8sec, 0-300 in 23.5sec, and goes on to top out at 350km/h. Along with revised magnetic ride dampers, the Centenario gets rear wheel steering for increased stability in long sweepers. The interior is clad in carbon, leather and microsuede, and it gets a larger 10.1-inch touchscreen, with Car Play and Wifi too. Lamborghini has already sold all 40 examples, 20 of which will be an open top version, with the price tag of €1.75million Euro before local taxes.