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100 Years Strong

Lamborghini wows Geneva with the Centenario.

Also at Geneva, Lamborghini unveiled the Centenario, which celebrates the centenary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth.

Only 20 coupé and 20 roadster versions of the Centenario will be produced and all 40 cars are already sold, at a start price of 1.75 million euros plus tax.

The Centenario continues Lamborghini’s one-off strategy. Using the V12 architecture from the Aventador, the Centenario’s naturally aspirated engine produces 770 hp and powers from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and from 0-300 km/h in 23.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 350 km/h. Braking from 100 km/h to standstill is achieved in 30 metres. A monocoque and body in full carbon fibre provide a low weight of 1,520 kg and a weight to power ratio of 1.97 kg/hp.

The car’s aerodynamic design includes an extending rear wing providing more down- force at high speeds. The introduction of rear-wheel steering provides increased agility and stability, and an innovative touchscreen provides connected infotainment, including internet browsing and Apple CarPlay.

The Centenario adopts a new rear-wheel steering system. At high speeds, the rear tyres turn in the same direction of the steer- ing angle, which leads to a virtual increase of the wheelbase. As a result, the rear-wheel steering provides increased stability and optimises vehicle response.

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