The limited-edition carbon-fibre monster goes topless
Lamborghini introduced the wild Centenario earlier this year in Geneva, but until now we had only seen the coupe version that accounts for 20 of the 40 Centenarios to be built. Today in Monterey, Lamborghini pulled the sheets off the Centenario Roadster, which accounts for the other 20 units of the extremely limited-run model. As with the coupe, every copy of the roofless Centenario has already been sold.
Just like the coupe, the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster is a wildly aggressive version of the Aventador supercar designed to celebrate the Italian company’s 100th anniversary. There are sharp edges everywhere, with enormous carbon-fibre side skirts, splitters, and winglets. Its blue-tinged silver paint job is a fair bit more restrained than the black-and-yellow scheme we’ve seen thus far on the coupe.
What isn’t restrained is the Centenario’s engine. The 6.5-litre V12 cranks out 759 horsepower, enough to rocket the car to 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour) in less than three seconds. Other enhancements for the Centenario include an electrically deployed rear wing, rear-wheel steering, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a new telemetry system that records video from on-track heroics.
The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster is on display today in California at The Quail, and will be shown at at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 21.