GENEVA — The 2017 Lamborghini Centenario, introduced this week at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, marks the centenary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini's birth and celebrates his company's dedication to automotive performance and style.
Just 20 coupe and 20 roadster versions of the 770-horsepower Centenario will be built, and despite the $1.9 million price tag, Lamborghini notes that every one of them has already been sold.
The heart of the Centenario is a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine, the most powerful ever developed by Lamborghini. It rockets the 3,351-pound supercar from zero to 62 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds and gives it a top speed of better than 217 mph.
Permanent four-wheel drive gets that power to the pavement through Lamborghini's Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel steering reduces the turning circle and improves handling at low speeds.
The Centenario features monocoque construction with carbon-fiber bodywork. And as with all recent Lamborghini models, form follows function as the car's lines are dedicated to aerodynamic efficiency, and strategically placed ducts direct cooling air to the radiators and brakes.
An extendable rear wing ensures adequate downforce at speed but integrates neatly into the surrounding body panels when not needed.
Lamborghini says the interior of the Centenario can be finished to each buyer's individual specifications, but the treatment begins with lightweight carbon-fiber sport seats, stitched leather and Alcantara trim.
The infotainment system, centered around a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, features full in-car connectivity and includes Apple CarPlay, as well as two optional interior cameras, presumably to record the smiles on the driver's and passenger's faces as they put the Centenario through its paces.
For those owners brave enough to put the $1.9 million supercar on a racetrack, Lamborghini has included space for two helmets in the front trunk.
Edmunds says: Every 2017 Centenario may already be sold, but interested buyers can check with a Lamborghini dealer for other available models.