759HP Lamborghini Centenario Hits the Street

August 10th, 2016

759HP Lamborghini Centenario Hits the Street 01Marking what would be the 100th birthday of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Italian automaker has unveiled the latest in a long line of elite sports cars. It is never likely to see mass production and may even be a one-off proposition. Nevertheless, this 2017 Lamborghini Centenario (pronounced chin-ten-ario) slithered out of its storage bay and through the front gate of an Italian manufacturing facility, just in time for photographers to catch the action. Then it accelerated away and down the street. Whoa! What an exhaust note and this thing looks magnificent!

For obvious aesthetic reasons (check out the video) and the limited production, the projected sticker price of the Centenario is $2.5-million U.S. It builds on the foundation of Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated V12 platform with an additional 100 RPM added to the redline (taking it to a screaming 8,600 RPM). The car is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8-seconds, from 0 to 186 mph in only 23.5-seconds and has a electronically controlled top speed of 217 mph.

In typical Lamborghini fashion, radical air vents accomplish tasks like brake assembly cooling, as well as engine and transmission cooling. An adaptive rear spoiler is constantly in motion, searching for the perfect aerodynamic position. There’s no rear bumper, giving the car a space age appearance and the carbon fiber body rides on yellow trimmed 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) Pirelli P-Zero rubber. Awesome car!