Lamborghini’s Centenario LP770-4 was launched as a two-door coupe at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth. Only 40 were built, all based off the production Aventador SV which meant it uses a carbon-fibre monocoque and race-style in-board suspension.
The Centenario was designed as a running, driving way to display Lamborghini’s advanced new aerodynamics. On top of a dual-level front splitter the Centenario uses a gigantic jutting diffuser, and an electronically controlled dual-plane rear wing. All up it generates 227kg of downforce at 280km/h
Several months after the coupe was unveiled it was joined by a Roadster variant, shown off at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and weighing some 50kg heavier. Both were powered by a tuned-up 566kW variant of the Aventador’s 6.5-litre V12, with a scintillating 350km/h top speed.
Lamborghini listed the 20 Centenario coupes at US$1,900,000, or nearly three-times the cost of the regular Aventador, while all 20 Roadsters were snapped up quickly at US$2,230,000. Given the limited number sold prices have risen since, with several coupes listed for sale at US$2,800,000 each and one Roadster rumoured to have sold for US$5,700,000!
With all 40 Centenarios built in left-hand drive they aren’t currently legal to be driven on Australian roads. With the import laws set to change in the coming years this could change and we might see one of the rarest and fastest Lamborghini road cars Down Under soon.
Would you like to see the Lamborghini Centenario in Oz?