Just announced and we expect it to be bloody amazing!
One of the supercar industry’s worst-kept secrets was that Lamborghini was planning a special model for 2016 to celebrate what would have been founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday. In an interview with Auto Express, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed the existence of such a model, along with when it will be revealed. “We will unveil a car in Geneva. In terms of renderings, it is known to the customers already,” the CEO said.
That jives with what we reported over summer, that the new model was shown to customers at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. One thing we (and the Internet as a whole) appear to have been wrong about is the special edition’s appearance. There was speculation that the Centenario (the unofficial name) would be based on the Huracan. Winkelmann dismissed such an idea outright. “That’s unthinkable. The car we will show will be a completely different design from both Huracan and Aventador.” However, Winkelmann did confirm that it would be a coupe. A Lamborghini insider who spoke anonymously to Auto Express said the Centenario will be “beautiful and not as extreme as you might expect.”
When it comes to how the special edition supercar will handle, Lamborghini’s CEO wasn’t shy about tooting his company’s horn. “It is a car which is covering the best balance between tradition and innovation because we are speaking about performance, design, weight, aerodynamics and also the chassis in terms of adaptability control. He didn’t get into engine specs or pricing, so we’re left to assume it’ll sport a tuned version of the Aventador SV’s 6.5-liter V12 which already makes a ridiculous 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque. In terms of pricing, well if you have to ask…
Since we don’t know what the Centenario will look like we’ve included photos of past Lamborghini special editions. Also, while Centenario seems to be a lock for the new supercar’s name we wouldn’t count out Egoista, either. Lamborghini did just trademark the name, after all. Dare to dream!