Made to honor the 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birthday, the ultra-rare Centenario is unlike any car the automaker has ever built.
After teasing it for months, Doug Demuro has finally released his review of the Lamborghini Centenario and it was worth the wait. Named for the 100th anniversary of the birthday of the company founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Centenario is an ultra-rare supercar, unlike any car the company has ever built. While the platform it rests on is all Aventador, the components that make up the design and overall function of the vehicle step forward into the future of the company and likely the next flagship.
Comparing the Centenario to the Reventon, Doug makes a great point that much of what was coming in the form of Aventador was clearly seen in the Reventon styling and technology package. If Lamborghini is following the same format here, we can expect a great deal of the styling and technology of the Centenario to make its way into the DNA of the next big bad bull from Sant’Agata. That would mean it might end up with much of the wild design cues we see here like the largest rear diffuser ever installed on a production car, likely the largest rear turn signals ever installed on a modern supercar, and the stunning interior that’s fully modernized over other contemporary Lamborghini’s. What’s even better is that despite all these advancements, the Centenario hasn’t forgotten its roots.
One of the things us Lamborghini fans love is just how outlandish the flagship cars can be and this one rightly follows in the same footsteps of Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago. DeMuro points out little oddities such as how the turn signal is perfectly positioned out of the way of the paddle shifter on the left side of the wheel, but Lamborghini apparently forgot about the windshield wiper stalk on the driver side because that’s directly in line with the paddle. Imagine clipping down the straight at Monza trying to gain enough speed for an overtake and as you shift into the next gear you inadvertently flip the wipers on.
It’s not all silly though, as there’s really nothing out there that can compete with Lamborghini in terms of the sound anymore. The 760 horsepower naturally aspirated V12 roars through a special triple exhaust that shook Doug’s camera violently as he filmed it in action. DeMuro reminds us that the biggest fans of the brand will appreciate suffering its strange quirks to enjoy what is clearly the baddest bull in the stable currently.
While it’s clearly a car built to be incredibly capable and fast, there’s just no getting around the fact that the vast majority – if not all 40 of these cars – will end up sitting in garages around the planet gathering interest. Rightfully, Doug points out that nobody wants to be the one to destroy such a piece of history, as in the case of the one of a kind Koenigsegg Agera. While that may be true, we’re just glad this one got to stretch its legs a bit with Doug behind the wheel.
Stephen Rivers is an automotive enthusiast with a special affinity for anything built with passion. His dream car is a Lamborghini Diablo closely followed by a TVR Cerbera. He has owned many a turbocharged or supercharged German car and currently drives a bugeye Subaru WRX in Rallycross competitions. He writes News and other pieces for Hotcars.
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