Keep your eyes peeled, Canadian dealership brings a properly rare Lambo to local streets.
When the time came for Lamborghini to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their founder Ferrucio, the company went all-out, looking at the platform of the Aventador saying ‘We can do better than that.’
Work started with the engine, upgrading the V12 to a staggering 770 horsepower and a redline of 8,600 rpm. The suspension was fine-tuned for maximum performance. After that, engineers dug through the car's electronic sub-systems, adding a customizable driving mode and even advanced all-wheel steering. The result is a mid-engine rocketship that can sprint from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 2.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of more than 350 km/h.
Only 40 examples of this Italian masterpiece have been produced, 20 coupes and 20 roadsters, and they all sold pretty quickly. If you thought you had no chance of ever seeing one here, think again. Automobili Lamborghini Canada delivered a roadster to a very lucky customer in Toronto this week.
"We’re proud to have an example of our flagship Centenario in Canada," said Alessandro Farmeschi, Chief Operating Officer of Automobili Lamborghini Canada. "The Centenario is an homage to Lamborghini’s entrepreneurial past and an emblem of its trailblazing future, and is also tribute to our dedication to create limited-edition models. With only 20 Centenario Roadsters on Earth, it’s important to have one in Canada to represent our innovation for clientele and fans in the region."
The Centenario was ordered through Lamborghini's Ad Personam program, a special division of the manufacturer that can add special touches to any and all Lamborghinis.
On this particular roadster, the changes include a full carbon fibre body finished in a gloss sheen and a gloss black windscreen frame. The interior is obviously decorated with leather -the colour is Nero Ade, in case you were wondering- with Rosso Alala Alcantara accents. Finally, black wheels and red calipers distinguish this car from the ''regular'' Centenario.
The Centenario was originally shown at the Geneva Auto Show with a starting price of 2 million Euros (about $2.95M CAD), and according to Lamborghini, all the cars were sold before the show started.