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Lamborghini Centenario

  • Mar 21, 2017
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Lamborghini Centanario was first showcased at the Geneva Motor Show last spring. The car celebrates the 100th birthday of the company’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. It costs € 1.75 million (Rs 13.13 crore) and even if you have that kind of cash, you can’t buy it as all of the 40 pieces that’ll be manufactured have already been sold out. 20 of those will be in coupe form while 20 will have a convertible roadster appearance.

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Power comes from a 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated, 60-degree, V12 and is transmitted to all four wheels via a 7-speed Independent Shifting Rods (ISR). The engine produces 770PS of power at a very high 8500rpm and 690Nm of torque at 5500rpm. The engine’s redline is said to be revised and pushed to 8600rpm for minimal shifts and the Italian manufacturer says that this is their most powerful engine.

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Thanks to the liberal use of carbon fibre in the chassis and exterior panels, it weighs just 1,520kg; pretty light for a monster. When awakened, it can shoot to 100kmph in 2.8 seconds. The car is said to be capable of touching 350kmph given a long and smooth straight. Electronically-controlled, three-position aero wings deploy when speed increases to scary levels and help with adding additional downforce to keep the wheels on the ground.

The Centenario can also steer with all four wheel instead of the usual two wheel steering setup helping it maintain its line on a track. The four-wheel steering setup can also help in reducing braking distances by inducing negative toe at the rear wheels. It stops from 100kmph in 31m.

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In the name of creature comforts, there are electrically-operated, heated and foldable mirrors. (Yes, power-folding mirrors are a luxury even on million-dollar sportscars.) There is a 10.1-inch, high-definition, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Wi-Fi that can’t be found in the Aventador. Deliveries have commenced and Lamborghini will continue to ship Centenarios to their respective owners through the spring of 2017.
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