With only 20 of them ever made, and all accounted for, spotting a Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 in the wild is like seeing a dodo pecking at an unicorn’s horn. However, one example of the ultra-exclusive Italian supercar (pronounced as Chen-ta-nario) has already been spotted on the road, in and around Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. And needless to say, it looks and sounds mean AF.
Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show last year, the Centenario LP 770-4 celebrates company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday, and retails for a stratospheric price tag of almost $2 million, excluding tax. A follow up to the even more ostentatious Veneno, the new Centenario LP 770-4 is also based on the popular Aventador. It makes 770 hp from the 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine – 30 more than the outrageous Veneno/Aventador SV, 50 more than the 50° Anniversario edition Aventador, and 70 more than stock.
The Centenario will retain the Aventador’s all-wheel drive system and the 7-speed automated manual transmission. The Centenario can thus, sprint to 100 kmph from a standstill in 2.8 seconds, while 0-300 kmph comes up in 23.5 seconds and the top speed of this raging bull stands at more than 350 kmph. An extremely limited run of 20 coupes apart, 10 roadsters are also expected.