TRIB­UTE TO FER­RUC­CIO Fer­ruc­cio

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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.

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