Far as four-wheeled birthday presents go, Lamborghini’s newest hypercar revealed at the Geneva Motor Show will beat anything you’ve seen on MTV.
However, there’s a catch, the bloke it’s built for isn’t around to receive it. The Centenario, as it will be known to 40 lucky customers, has been created in tribute of Ferruccio Lamborghini.
While he died in 1993, the Centenario celebrates 100 years since the eponymous company’s founder was born, and to do so amps the Aventador formula to new levels with more power, less weight, and new looks.
Dominating its specification is that massive 6.5-litre V12, which now makes 574kW, or 59kW more than a standard Aventador LP700-4. With that output, it also takes the title as the most powerful V12 the firm has ever built.
Lamborghini says 100km/h now drops after 2.8 seconds. The Centenario will then charge to 300km/h in 23.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of “more than” 350km/h.
At such speeds an extendable rear wing should prove useful, which joins a radically redesigned exterior package.
Straight-line stonk’s one thing, but as for how it corners, a complete carbon fibre body will help the Centenario feel light on its feet, weighing in at 1520kg, as will the new rear-wheel steering system it debuts.
Like other recent Lamborghini ‘one-offs’, its unique design will also make it stand out from any other. The rear bumper assembly has welcomed a “massive” diffuser, as exiting boss Stephan Winkelmann put it at the car’s live reveal.
Lamborghini will build the Centenario in a run of 20 coupes and 20 roadsters for selected customers close to the Lamborghini brand at a whopping 1.75m Euros (AU$2.66m). But of course, it doesn’t matter, as each unit is already sold.