Forget Jaguar, Aston Martin and Acura. The biggest auto story this year is Lamborghini’s upcoming supercar, the Centenario LP 770-4. The new Lambo is expected to make its official debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Centenario LP 770-4 is being built to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the company’s founder Ferrucio Lamborghini. Born in 1916, Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini was an Italian industrialist who founded Automibili Ferrucio Lamborghini, a well-known Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports car.
Lamborghini’s outgoing CEO, Stephan Winkelmann said that the company’s new Lambo will not be based on the old Huracán design. It will be based on existing Aventador platform with a 6.5-litre V12 engine and an all-wheel drive system. But despite sharing the Aventador’s design platform, the 759-horsepower Centenario has a style all of its own.
Reports say that the new supercar will sport a unique carbon fiber bodywork, but is not as extreme as other Lamborghini supercars like the iconic Lamborghini Veneno and the futuristic Sesto Elemento. This seems to be the case looking at the image shown in the patent drawings that Lamborghini filed last year. The car looks exactly the same in the patent images. But it’s less angular and straight-edged than previous limited-edition of Lamborghinis.
The wheels are expected to have carbon vanes added to their spokes, directing hot air away from the brakes. There’s also what appears to be more stretched nose and tail, along with an active rear wing. In addition, the car’s electronics are expected to get more complex than its predecessors.
Production is expected to be limited to just 20 units and likely will be followed by a similar number of convertible variants. All of these are believed to be accounted for as the car has already been shown to prospective buyers.
Given the company's history with limited-edition of high-performance supercars, it would come as no surprise to everyone if this car has a huge price tag.
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