How did Lamborghini keep this one under wraps for so long?
There were many things that Lamborghini did amazingly well with the Centenario. But one thing the supercar maker from Sant'Agata Bolognese did need to improve upon for next time was its ability to ensure the car wasn't leaked months ahead of its scheduled reveal date. And it appears that Lamborghini has indeed learned from past mistakes, as it's confirmed a one-off version of the Centenario Roadster will be on display at The Quail, an event that's part of the Monterey Car Week, on Friday August 19th.
We've known Lamborghini will be making roofless variants of the Centenario for some time now. When the striking supercar was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the automaker confirmed the limited production run of 40 units would be split evenly between the hardtop brought to the show and the as-of-yet-unseen roadster. However, whilst we probably have a very good idea of what the Centenario Roadster will look like (drop the roof for a targa top), it's surprising that no photos, technical specs or even rough renders have yet leaked. It's also highly likely that the particular Lamborghini Centenario Roadster that'll be displayed will be an extremely special version of an already rather notable performance car.
Considering the very first sentence in the press release confirming the vehicle's presence at Pebble Beach is "Brand Celebrates Miura 50th Anniversary," it's almost a given that this Roadster will be Miura-inspired. Maybe there'll be some hints of the only factory-built Miura Roadster (which very nearly stole the show at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance) in this Centenario Roadster. At least we won't have long to wait before we find out, eh?