Lamborghini Centenario 8

At long last, the Lamborghini Centenario breaks cover at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Built to celebrate the centenary of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth (1916), the limited-edition model will be made in coupe and roadster versions.

The Centenario is the latest entry in Lamborghini’s list of limited-production models, which include the Reventon and Veneno. Here, the car is based on the current Aventador, with several extreme modifications done to create a look that demands your attention.

At the front, the Centenario gets sleeker headlights, hood nostrils and a completely revised apron featuring several vertical slates. Along the sides, there are small wings near the rear intake, which itself has been made significantly larger. Five-spoke alloy wheels are fitted here as well, wrapped with Pirelli tyres.

Lamborghini Centenario 7

The entire rear design of the base car has been tossed out as well. Instead, there are long tail light strips that meet at the centre-mounted Lamborghini badge. Just beneath it is a large diffuser element that hosts a triple exhaust pipe setup in the middle.

A dark grey and black paintjob is also part of the visual treatment, complete with yellow accents. Look closely at the photos, and the carbon-fibre weave is clearly visible on the car’s bodywork. That’s because the monocoque and body is completely made of the stuff, making it 55 kg lighter compared to the Aventador at 1,520 kg.

The cabin also receives a heavy application of carbon-fibre, accompanied by yellow accents to match the exterior. New instrument dials for the digital multi-info driving display has been added here, along with a larger centre stack screen that is linked to the car’s various functions.

Lamborghini Centenario 2

It isn’t just looks either. The standard 6.5 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine now produces 770 hp (up from the Aventador’s 700 hp). Therefore, this makes the Centenario the most powerful production Lamborghini, which is capable of hitting 100 km/h from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds, and from 0-300 km/h in 23.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 350 km/h.

The engine is mated to Lamborghini’s Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) gearbox and a permanent four-wheel drive system for good measure. To add to handling dynamics, the Centenario also features a new Lamborghini rear-wheel steering system, and tips the scales at 1,520 kg, just 5 kg less compared to the Aventador SV.

Certainly an extreme supercar then. As previously mentioned, the Lamborghini Centenario will be made in coupe and roadster version. However, there’s a catch. Firstly only 20 units of each will be made, priced at 1.75 million euros (RM8 million). Secondly, all of them are accounted for. Bummer.