Every time we think Lamborghini couldn’t go more extreme, it goes and outdoes itself again. Take this latest supercar for example. Called the Centenario, it celebrates what would have been Ferruccio Lamborghini’s hundredth birthday (were he still alive today).
It’s essentially an Aventador underneath, but with more visually arresting bodywork and even more impressive specs.
Like the Aventador, the Centenario is built around a carbon monocoque with a V12 engine bolted to the back. Only instead of the Aventador’s 700 metric horsepower or the Aventador SV’s 750, the Centenario packs 770 – equivalent to 760 hp by US standards. That’s enough to propel it to 62 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 217 mph.
To keep all that power and pace in check, Lamborghini fitted the Centenario with carbon-ceramic brakes and magnetorheological dampers. It also packs a four-wheel steering system like the one you’d find on the Porsche 911 GT3 or Ferrari F12 TdF to help keep it stable at speed and nimble under cornering. The unique Independent Shifting Rod transmission carries over from the Aventador, but as you can see, the Centenario strikes an even more aggressive profile than its (relatively) more commonplace stablemate.