This special commemorative series has been created to honour the centenary of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini with the designers given a free hand to create an open and exciting design.
The body of the Centenario is made completely from carbon fibre composites. All the sections from the front bonnet, scissor door panels and open top roof line are super lightweight and are designed for aerodynamic superiority. Air flows through ducts within the front headlight casings and others in the side-skirts and around the wheel arches, improving airflow to the rear radiators and providing optimised cooling.
The car has a unique rear-wheel steering system which increases turning agility at low speeds and requires less steering angle. At high speeds the rear tyres will turn in the same direction as the steering angle which leads to a virtual increase in the wheelbase providing increased stability and optimises vehicle response.
The Pirelli ‘pzero’ tyres have been specially developed for the rear-wheel steering system, sit on front/rear rims in forged and milled aluminium. The spokes’ fan shape, accented in carbon fibre, mask ducts extracting hot air from the carbon ceramic brakes, finished with a central-locking wheel nut sporting the Lamborghini shield.
Under the bonnet sits the most powerful engine ever made my Lamborghini. The naturally aspirated V12 engine will get you to 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds with a top speed of more than 215 mph.
As with the coupé version, the Centenario roadster will be limited to 20 units and will be delivered to their hand rubbing customers throughout 2017.