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The First Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Lands In The US

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The first of just 20 slated for production.

Having debuted at Pebble Beach last summer before being displayed on the eve of the Paris Auto Show in the fall, the first Lamborghini Centenario Roadster has finally landed in the US. Like the coupe, only 20 units of the drop-top limited-edition Lamborghini are slated for production, and Lamborghini Beverly Hills has the honor of being the first recipient of the car on US soil. The car we saw in Paris looked sharp in silver, but the $1.9-million supercar looks arguably even better wearing a bare carbon-fiber finish with yellow accents.

A set of silver wheels with black brake calipers finish off the car beautifully. Utilizing a 770-hp 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine, the Centenario Roadster rockets from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds, topping out at 217 mph. It has a dry weight of 3,461 pounds, with excess poundage kept off thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber including a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. The owner of this particular example has upholstered the cabin in black Nero Ade leather and Alcantara, with yellow piping and stitching on the seats (which also boasts the Lamborghini logo), and yellow embroidery on the dashboard and steering wheel.

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"This is a very significant vehicle, not only for the Lamborghini brand, but for overall innovation in the super car industry," said Alessandro Farmeschi, Chief Operating Officer, Automobili Lamborghini America, LLC. "Being at the forefront of carbon fiber advancement, the Centenario is a rare production supercar with full carbon fiber monocoque and body providing aerodynamic superiority."