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The Lamborghini Centenario (Italian pronunciation: [tʃenteˈnaːrjo]; Spanish: [θenteˈnaɾjo]) is a limited production sports car based on the Lamborghini Aventador which was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to commemorate the 100th birthday of the company's founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.[2]

Lamborghini Centenario
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Overview
ManufacturerLamborghini
Production
  • 2016–2017
  • (20 coupés and 20 roadsters) [1]
AssemblyItaly: Sant'Agata Bolognese
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style
LayoutMid-engine, all-wheel-drive
DoorsScissor
RelatedLamborghini Aventador
Powertrain
Engine6.5 L L539 V12
Transmission7-speed ISR semi-automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,700 mm (106.3 in)
Length4,924 mm (193.9 in)
Width2,062 mm (81.2 in)
Height1,143 mm (45.0 in)
Curb weight
  • Coupé: 1,520 kg (3,351 lb) (dry)
  • 1,764 kg (3,889 lb) (with fluids)
  • Roadster: 1,570 kg (3,461 lb) (dry)
  • 1,814 kg (3,999 lb) (with fluids)

Contents

Development and introductionEdit

Lamborghini developed the Centenario to showcase the advancement of new technologies and also as a test bed for the development of new Lamborghini models.

The Centenario is the first Lamborghini automobile to be deployed with rear-wheel steering. The system is designed to provide added maneuverability at low speed, in a city driving environment, and improved stability at high speed.

This is also the first Lamborghini model to be equipped with the company's new infotainment system. The system consists of a new 10.1-inch portrait screen which also records telemetry and driving data.

The car also serves as a base for showcasing the new aerodynamic advancements developed by the company. A twin-deck splitter at the front helps in generating downforce as well as to let air pass through the side of the car while working in conjunction with the side blades. The Centenario also has the largest rear diffusers to ever be incorporated into a car, the diffusers along with the electronically controlled twin deck rear-wing aids further in downforce. The car generates 227 kg (500 lb) at 280 km/h (174 mph).[3]

SpecificationsEdit

 
Rear view

The Centenario is based on the Aventador SV and retains the carbon-fibre monocoque along with aluminium front and rear subframes from the standard Aventador. Power comes from a tuned version of the Aventador's 6.5-litre V12 generating 770 PS (566 kW; 759 hp) at 8,500 rpm and 690 N⋅m (509 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm.

The engine is mated to the same 7-speed ISR semi-automatic transmission as used on an Aventador along with the all-wheel-drive drivetrain developed by Haldex. The power steering has two turns lock-to-lock. The suspension system is a push-rod design.

The car has three driving modes, namely, "Strada" (for normal city driving), "Sport" (for high performance driving) and "Corsa" (for optimum track performance). The car comes with either leather or Alcantara upholstery on the interior mostly carried over from the Aventador, customisable to the customer's specifications. The interior has a carbon fibre trim along with carbon fibre shift pedals and has sound deadening materials removed.[4]

PerformanceEdit

The car can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 23.5 seconds and has a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).

The Lamborghini Centenario has a power to weight ratio of 2.18 kg (4.81 lb) per horsepower and a braking distance of 30 m (98 ft) from 100–0 km/h (62–0 mph).[1]

Centenario RoadsterEdit

Lamborghini unveiled the Centenario Roadster at the August 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The only dimension change over the coupé counterpart is the weight of the car, which is now set to at least 1,570 kg (3,461 lb). Performance remains the same as that of the coupé.[5]

ProductionEdit

A total of 40 cars, (20 coupes and 20 roadsters) were produced, all of which were already sold via invitation to selected customers.[6]

In popular cultureEdit

The Centenario appears on the cover of and in the racing game Forza Horizon 3.

It is also the alternate mode of the Autobot Hot Rod in Transformers: The Last Knight.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lamborghini Centenario, production". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  2. ^ Joseph, Noah (1 December 2015). "Lambo to mark founder's birth with limited-run supercar in Geneva". Autoblog. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ Turner, Charlie (29 June 2016). "Review: Lamborghini's 760bhp, £1.7m Centenario". Top Gear. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  4. ^ Sorokanich, Bob (16 November 2017). "Lamborghini Centenario: First Drive". Road & Track. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  5. ^ Seyers, Mark (20 August 2016). "Centenario LP770-4 Roadster". LamboCARS. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  6. ^ Gnaticov, Cristian (14 January 2016). "Lamborghini "Centenario" Has Been Reportedly Sold Out". Carscoops. Retrieved 16 January 2016.

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