Lamborghini first introduced the gorgeous Centenario back at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. And even though there really wasn’t much that separates the Centenario from the Aventador SV when it comes to the performance, it was still a major hit. Here we are just over a year later, and the first production Centenario has been delivered to the Newport Beach Lamborghini in California. Maybe it’s because I love the gunmetal grey with the blue color scheme, but this particular Lambo really caught my eye. Although the Centenario would look fantastic no matter what the color.
Only a total of 40 examples of the Centenario will be made, 20 roadsters and 20 coupes. And if you haven’t already made arrangements for one then you’re out of luck because all are spoken for. To clarify, this isn’t the replacement for the Aventador. Think of it more as a special edition of the car. It was actually produced to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Lamborghini founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Based on the Aventador SV, the Centenario uses the same 6.5L V-12 that’s rated at 760hp and 508lb-ft of torque. That’s only a 20hp jump over the SV, but the Centenario is quite a bit lighter thanks to an all carbon fiber body. According to Lamborghini, they claim it will slightly better the SV’s performance specs, but not enough to make a huge difference. Where the Centenario separates itself from the SV and the Aventador is when you start to compare the looks, and maybe most importantly the price. With an MSRP just north of $2 million, it’s almost 4x the cost of the SV. Like I said, a special edition car that’s probably better suited for the Lamborghini collectors of the world. But no matter what the cost, there’s no questioning the stunning good looks of the Centenario, especially this particular example, but I might be a little biased on that.