Lamborghini Centenario Roadster
The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster has been unveiled at the Monterey Car Week today. Like the coupe that was announced earlier this year, the Roadster is limited to only 20 units and of course they are all already spoken for. I’ll have to take that $2.27 million and spend it on something else (and I’ll probably need to update our Top 50 Most Expensive Cars list too now that I think about it).
Making its debut at The Quail event and is described by Lamborghini as a tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini, who would have turned 100 this year. As expected the car is made of full carbon fiber from the monocoque to the body panels and anywhere else the material could work. A new color known as “Argento Centenario” was created exclusively for this model, and the results is a shiny and matte-like finish on the body panels.
The car is powered by a V12, naturally aspirated engine with 770 hp (the most powerful built by Lamborghini ever). Weight to power ratio 2.04 kg/hp so this thing is going to be one of the fastest cars on the planet.
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Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Press Release
Sant’Agata Bolognese/Carmel, Calif. 19 August 2016 – Following the introduction of the Centenario Coupé, Lamborghini unveils the open version of its latest one-off creation to fervent collectors and enthusiasts at Monterey Car Week in California in occasion of the event “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering”. A natural successor to its coupé counterpart, the Centenario Roadster is also limited to 20 units worldwide and represents a true illustration of Lamborghini’s commitment to advance automotive design to new, inspirational heights
The Italian icon continues to honor the centenary of its dynamic founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, with this special commemorative series. Designers were given the freedom to create an open design that embodies the progressive qualities of Lamborghini’s visionary founder and shines in an elegant environment. This next level Roadster embodies a new design direction for Lamborghini accentuated by clean surfaces and superb reflections as ‘form follows function’ – true to Lamborghini’s core design DNA. Centenario’s silhouette features low overhangs in the front and rear creating a clean, sensuous, mono-body shape.
“Lamborghini prides itself on the relentless pursuit of experimentation. We are proud to unleash Centenario’s further potential in the form of a classic roadster; the perfect harmony between innovation and timeless design. This unique engineering achievement is a befitting tribute to Lamborghini’s extraordinary past and a preview of its brilliant future. Centenario Roadster embraces the cutting edge characteristics of its coupé sibling and embraces the freedom of a true open-top super sports car for a pure drive experience” Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chief Executive Officer, said.