Automobili Lamborghini debuted the Lamborghini Centenario at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, in the year the company celebrated the birth centenary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. Only 20 coupé and 20 roadster limited edition versions of the Centenario will be produced.
The Centenario is part of Lamborghini’s one-off strategy, and demonstrates the company’s innovative design and engineering competencies. Using the V12 architecture, the Centenario’s naturally aspirated engine produces 770 hp and powers from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and from 0-300 km/h in 23.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 350 km/h. A monocoque and body in full carbon fiber provide a low weight of 1,520 kg and a weight to power ratio of just 1.97 kg/hp.
The car’s aerodynamic design includes an extending rear wing providing more downforce at high speeds. The introduction of rear-wheel steering provides increased agility and stability.
“The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honouring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini,” says Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann.
While the Geneva show car was in an entirely carbon fiber finish, clients can specify their Centenario to include exposed carbon fiber or any colour and finish from Lamborghini’s personalisation programme.
The Centenario continues Lamborghini’s strategy of producing exclusive limited editions, which allow scope for exploring design and technology possibilities while heightening brand awareness. Starting with the Reventón and including the Sesto Elemento, Aventador J and Veneno, every car has proved its instant appeal, achieved iconic status, and increased in value.
Maisto’s homage to a masterpiece in automobile design
Faithfully reproducing the aggressive aerodynamic styling right from the front hood, along the side profile to the outrageous back end with its insanely attractive six-fin diffuser, Maisto has produced a 1:18 diecast scale model of this beauty. Front splitter and air vents, side skirts with race-inspired fins, sharp character lines along the doors, rear decklid with function vents, triple exhaust vent, massive tyres with distinctive wheels and an interior that is truly futuristic… the attention to detail is mind-boggling! With opening doors, rear engine cover, front luggage boot, steerable front wheels, this officially licensed model is a collector’s dream come true.
All 40 original Centenario are sold, to collectors and Lamborghini enthusiasts around the world at a start price of about 1.75 million euros, but this exquisite scale model from Maisto can be yours for just a tiny fraction of the original car’s price!