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Lamborghini Centenario Roadster revealing

Presentation of the Lamborghini Centenario in the Monterrey Auto Week, with its sisters, the Lamborghini Aventador and the Lamborghini Aventador SV

In order to honor the centenary of the Lamborghini founder, Mr Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Italian car constructor came with two models, one that was revealed in the Geneva Motor Show, it was the Lamborghini Centenario (the name says it, for centenary), seeing the success it had, Lamborghini came with a new one; The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster, an open top variant of the already exquisite coupe. Only 20 units were made, and all of them are already sold out, to 1,75 million euros each.

The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster was revealed at the Monterrey Car Week in California. It was designed by a team of engineers in the Centro Stile Lamborghini. Designers were given the freedom to go wild with their imagination with one goal : embody Lamborghini’s new design direction while keeping with the same philosophy of the founder. The car is made entirely from Carbon-fiber : monocoque frame and body work. The result is, a curvaceous profile and an enhanced aerodynamic design. The the low overhangs in the front and in the rear created the mono-body shape of the car. Optimal aerodynamic performance was achieved by an implementation of an air channel in the rear wall back of the headrests. It smooths the airflow from the cabin toward the rear of the car. This minimizes air recirculation and turbulence thus reducing inducted drag. Rear downforce is reduced with a large rear electronically operated spoiler that works in 3 positions. In the low rear, the car has been fitted with a large air diffuser, which optimizes airflow and distribution under the car. The rear wheel arches were enlarged to give place to the rear-wheel-steering system. Designers used new method for the painting that consists in dissolving the metal while diluting and diminishing its grains, to give a better silky soft touch to the car. The Centenario roadster comes in special matte exterior. The car sits on 20 inches specific forged wheels in the front, and 21 inches in the rear.

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster

The Centenario Roadster is to achieve great performance on the road. It has a 6.5L Multi Point Injection V12, the V makes a 60° angle. It produces 770 bhp @8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm @5500 rpm. Power is channeled to the 4 wheels via an independent shifting rod 7-gears gearbox. The electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system comes from Haldex, and comes with a rear mechanical self-locking differential. All this mechanical advanced tech results in a +350 kph in top speed, 0 to 100 kph in 2,9 seconds, and thanks to carbon-ceramic brakes with fixed monobloc in aluminum with 6 pistons for the front and 4 pistons to the rear, and ventilated discs, the 100 to 0 is achieved in 31 m. The steering system is Lamborghini Dynamic Steering with variable steering ratio, and Lamborghini rear-wheel-steering that allows greater stability turning at high speeds and more precision at lower speeds.

For the interior, clients car chose color according to their taste from the Lamborghini Ad Personam personalization program. Yet, the car features a luxurious interior with many specifications. The dashboard and rocket covers are covered in light brown alcantara with Bianco Polar leather inlets. Added to that, the driver can manually adjust his driving style, and car attitude. The 10 inches high definition screen allows the driver to browse the internet, check his position via a high satellite connectivity, music and other infotainment systems.

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster interior