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This Is What A $4 Million Lamborghini Looks Like


It's as fast and exclusive as the price suggests.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth, the Italian supercar maker launched the Lamborghini’s Centenario LP770-4 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It was based on the production Aventador SV, which uses a race car style carbon-fiber monocoque and inboard suspension. It was also used as a test bed for the development of new Lamborghini models and the first Lamborghini to arrive with rear-wheel steering.

Only 40 examples of the Centenario were built, made up of 20 coupes and 20 roadsters. The Centenario roadster's original listed price was $1,900,000, and this 2018 model is now up for sale through JamesEdition.com for a whopping $4 million.

In reality, the Centenario was designed more to show Lamborghini's advanced new aerodynamics than it was to celebrate its founder. Historically, Ferruccio Lamborghini wasn’t a huge fan of radical or extreme bodywork although he would surely have appreciated the performance. To that end, the Centenario features a dual-level front splitter, and on the back is a massive diffuser and an electronically controlled dual-plane rear wing.

In full flight, the Centenario's aerodynamics can create 500 lb of downforce at 174 mph. Of course, Lamborghini also gave the Aventador's 6.5-liter V12 a good tune, bringing it to 759 horsepower at a screaming 8,500 rpm. The 509 lb-ft of torque comes at 5,500 rpm and it all adds up to a reported 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.

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This particular Centenerio comes in a sophisticated looking shade of grey along with much less sophisticated orange accents and plenty of shiny carbon-fiber. Inside, the grey is dropped for black Alcantara but the scheme is carried on with plenty of orange stitching and piping as well as more carbon-fiber.

If you happen to have a cool $4 million set to one side for a road-going spaceship, the Italian exotic currently resides in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.