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.
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.