The Italian firm celebrates its founder's 100th anniversary with a limited edition, cutting-edge sports car.
Most components of the body are manufactured in carbon fiber, which gives the car a total weight of only 3,351 pounds (1,519 kilos), powered by the most powerful engine in the history of the brand, a naturally aspirated V-12 motor with 770 HP, generated at 8,600 rpm by 12 valves (V12) 6,500 cc. This enormous power allows it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (100 km / h) in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of around 220 mph (355 km / h).
An interesting mechanical feature in this new model is that, in addition to the permanent all-wheel drive system, the Centenario also has rear-wheel steering. At lower speeds the rear wheels rotate in the opposite director creating a virtual reduction of the wheelbase and improving turning agility, and at higher speeds the wheels turn in the same direction creating a virtual increase of the wheelbase making it the first Lamborghini in history to have this technology.
The interior of the Centenario is just as stunning as its exterior: not only is it luxurious but also technologically advanced. It features two main screens: one that goes behind the wheel to control the functionality of the instruments, and the other is a huge 10.1-inch touchscreen in the center console, with 4G connection and Apple Carplay system, where the user can set his car’s preferences, surf the Internet and receive emails, among many other features.
Undoubtedly, Ferruccio Lamborghini would be very proud of his brand’s exceptional vehicle, which was created to celebrate his centenary, strictly respecting the building traditions of the brand and including avant-garde technologies. ■
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