The Lamborghini Centenario breaks Geneva and the Internet
We’d imagine there was quite some befuddlement at Sant Agata, when the powers that be announced they wanted to build the Centenario, a Lamborghini to commemorate Ferruccio’s 100th birthday, and that it had to be the craziest Lamborghini to hit the ground. You’d imagine after cars like the Reventon, the Sesto Elemento and the more recent Veneno, producing crazy-er would be a bit of a slippery slope. I mean there’s only that much absinthe in the world. Then again, this one was for Ferrucio.
The result is this, a Rs 15 Crore demon spawn of a 90s F1 car, a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and an Aventador SV. That’s like taking Satan, Beezlebub and Donald trump, tossing them into a blender and then garnishing it with C4. Beneath it all, the Centenario – like the Veneno and the Sesto Elemento – is an Aventador SV. The entire body has been reworked – read: built from scratch – and from the looks of things the overlying theme seems to be down-force. The super-low nose has gargantuan air-intakes with six vertical splitters, look a little closer and you’ll see the massive diffuser which stretches through the entire body of the Centenario’s shell.
Now obviously, these brain numbing designs are not simply for aesthetics. In fact the Centenario, channels so much air through it while on the trots, it is for all intents and purposes ‘permeable’. Then there’s the active rear wing to keep the Cenetario from going airborne; it can extend up to 150mm and rotate up to 15 degrees depending on the driving mode selected.
The Centenario will get the 6.5 litre V-12 from the Aventador SV, except, after some earnest fettling it now makes 759bhp. Making it the most powerful Lambo yet. The tacho which is fuelled by a mixture of pure taurine and abshinthe will now short all the way up to an incredible 8600rpm. This means that the Centenario will now go all the way up to 350kmph and shoot to a hundred in 2.8 seconds. Keeping all this in check will be Lambo’s unbelievable carbon-ceramic brakes, which will bring the Centenario from 300 to a dead halt in 300 meters. At which point you may or may not experience a mild OBE.
Forged aluminium wheels, 20 inches in the front and 21s at the rear, wrapped in Pirelli P Zeros. And just to ensure the dynamics are spot on, Lambo has thrown in four wheel steering. Alcantara everything is what you get once you’re on the inside aside from carbonfibre seats, a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and an integrated telemetry software system which works in conjunction with two interior cameras. Want to buy one? Well you can’t. Lamborghini has made 20 coupé variant and 20 roadsters. All of which are already spoken for.