A YouTuber has just caught the new Lamborghini Centenario in action.
TheStradman, the YouTuber, was waiting outside the Lamborghini compound when he got a glimpse of the Centenario. It was a surprising moment considering that Lamborghini is quite hush-hush on the new luxury car.
The Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 was just leaving the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. There were a few people and cars on the road so TheStradman just hit a rare find.
The ultra-exclusive hypercar only has 40 units in storage, and it is priced at $2.5 million. According to TheStradman, the Lamborghini Centenario uses carbon fiber “extensively.” It weighs about 3,351 pounds and it is powered by the same 6.5L V12 that the Lamborghini Aventador has. However, the Lamborghini Centenario can be tuned at a “whopping 759hp.”
The Lamborghini Centenario was released just three months ago at the Geneva Motor Show. Interestingly, the Centenario was also featured during E3 as one of the cars in the next Forza game.
The Centenario is visually attractive, especially with the carbon fiber made, the flow of the car design is seamless. Just taking a peek into the video, the Lamborghini Centenario has a massive 770 horsepower.
It can switch from 0 to 10 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. It can also go back from 0 to 30 meters in just a short time.
The exclusive car was commissioned to celebrate Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday, just like the name implies. The Centenario will also be one of those “one-off limited edition” projects of Lamborghini just like the Sesto Elemento and the Reventon.
Following after the popular Lamborghini Aventador, the Centenario has a lot of similarities with the previous car. It also has a mid-engine V-12 architecture that helps it have that sharp spark.
Specs, Powertrain, Chassis, and More
This upper echelon luxury car is not just some random car with a pricey tag. The Lamborghini Centenario speaks for itself when it comes to quality and class.
The engineering team for the Centenario has been particular with how they are going to design the car while giving it extreme power to pull off top speed.
Codenamed L539, the Centenario has 19 horses up on the SV and its redline reaches to about 8,600. The power routes to all wheels will run through a seven-speed automated manual gearbox, just like the Aventador.
According to research and development boss Maurizio Reggiani, they are not going to divulge the top speed of the car but it could be “beyond 217 mph.”
The chassis is also top-notch with its unique carbon-fiber tub. It is somehow unusual, even in the luxury cars department, to use carbon-fiber as the chassis, but this gives the Centenario an edge. Because of the different mass of carbon fiber, it saved off 11 pounds off the SV. This also improved the aerodynamics of the car.
“[It] has improved dramatically. We have close to double the downforce of the normal Aventador, and we also beat the Superveloce,” said Reggiani.
The Centenario also has an adjustable rear wing and a massive blown diffuser that helps in dumping the exhaust gasses that slip through the downforce.
For aspiring buyers, it might be too late. Aside from the exclusivity of the luxury car, the Centenario was only offered to a limited group of clientele. This was before it was even showed to the public.
There are no announcements on resells just yet, but Lamborghini probably made sure that nobody is going to put out the car in the public’s reach just yet. This might be an internal arrangement within the buyers and Lamborghini.
That is why this YouTube clip is gold. Take a peek at the test drive on the video below:
[Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images]