Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lamborghini marks founder Ferrucio Lamborghini's centennary with Lamborghini Centenario

Automobili Lamborghini is celebrating the centenary of its founder, Ferrucio Lamborghini, by creating the Lamborghini Centenario, a limited-edition hypercar that has a price of 1.75 million (over P89 million) "plus tax."

Based on the Lamborghini Aventador, the Centenario uses the same naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 powerplant although its output has been bumped up to 770hp, 80hp more than that of the standard Aventador and 20hp more than the Aventador SuperVeloce. With that kind of power, the Lamborghini Centenario supposedly can sprint from a standing start to 100kph in 2.8 seconds while 300kph is dispatched in 23.5 seconds before the car hit its top speed in excess of 350kph.

Helping the Centenario reach that mark is its full carbon fiber monocoque and body to give the car a weight of 1,520kg and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.97kg/hp. To help control the car, Lamborghini fitted it with rear-wheel steering to aid its agility and stability.

"The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honoring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini," said Automobili Lamborghini president and chief executive Stephan Winkelmann. "The Centenario is an opportunity for our designers and engineers to transcend some of the constraints of series car production to achieve an incomparable result: the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors' car, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance. It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year: a man who created an exceptional brand, believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars."

According to the Italian carmaker, only 20 coupes and 20 roadster versions of the Lamborghini Centenario will be built, with all 40 examples being sold already.

Talk about being in demand...

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