With its naturally aspirated V12 engine making over 700 horsepower, the Lamborghini Centenario has finally lost its roof, and is taking in the sun here at Pebble Beach.
Billed as a 100th birthday celebration to Lamborghini’s founder, the Centenario is the ultimate Lambo, with big horsepower, low weight and lots of speed. Weighing in at around 3,300 lbs this big hypercar uses a copious amount of light materials, including carbon fiber.
The Centenario Roadster you see here at Pebble Beach sports an exclusive paint finish, dubbed “Argento Centenario” which required the designers to dissolve the metal while diluting and diminishing the metal grain so it has a flatter, smoother look.
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The windshield of the Centenario Roadster is shaped to reduce wind buffeting and keep things comfortable for drivers and passengers alike. Advanced aerodynamic studies were conducted also to achieve maximum comfort for the interior, specifically for the Roadster. The front windscreen is shaped to reduce turbulence for the cabin passengers, deflecting the air around and above their heads, keeping the level of ventilation within the cockpit to an optimal level for a sunlit environment.
And of course, rounding out this perfect recipe for speed is an all-wheel-drive system that includes a rear-wheel steering system. Hitting 62 mph takes under three seconds and the Centenario will hit a top speed of 217 mph. That big V12 is the most powerful engine the Italian supercar maker has made to date with 759 hp, more than the Veneno and Sesto Elemento. To keep things under control at high speeds, there’s even an active spoiler.
Inside there’s even a few luxuries, including a 10.1-inch touchscreen that features Apple CarPlay, while other performance data like speed, times and g forces can be displayed as well. Don’t forget to take in that brown Alcantara interior with leather inserts as well.
Only 20 of these roofless Lambos will be available, and another 20 of the coupe will be offered as well. Each is spoken for and set the owners back a whopping $1.9 million for the coupe or $2.26 million for the Roadster.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes this Lamborghini so appealing. Is it the design, with its yellow and black accents? Or maybe you’re a speed junkie and are drooling over the Lambo’s performance. Perhaps it’s the limited availability that makes it such a jaw-dropping sight. Whatever it is, we agree – it’s hard to take our eyes off this roadster.
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