Lamborghini recently decided to launch a special edition car to mark what would have been the 100th birthday of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. To do so, the Sant’Agata brand decided to develop one of the most extreme, most hardcore supercars in the brand’s storied history — the Lamborghini Centenario.
Based on the Lamborghini Aventador, the Centenario is also a mid-engined V12 monster. Except, for Centenario duty, that 6.5 liter V12 maks 760 hp and can get from 0-60 mph in under three seconds. So you could say it’s quick. It also boasts an almost ridiculous amount of carbon fiber on everything from the rear engine cover to many body panels. It’s almost entirely made from carbon fiber.
It also has some of the most extreme and dramatic aerodynamics we’ve ever seen on a Lamborghini. With massive scoops, vents and wings adorning the entire vehicle, it’s probably the most aggressive looking Lambo currently on sale. That is, if you can call it on sale.
Lamborghini is only developing about 40 of these Centenarios and they are going for about $2 million each. That makes them virtually impossible to get for anyone other than the uber rich and uber connected.
Well, Lamborghini has recently released a video of this celebratory car hitting the Nardo Technical Center race track in Italy. A 7.8 mile long circle, the Nardo Ring is one of the best places in the world to test the top speed of a car. The outer bank of the ring is angle in such a way that a car can drive up to 149 mph with the steering wheel completely straight. It’s the proving ground of many of the world’s most extreme performance cars, such as Koenigseggs, Bugattis and, of course, Lamborghinis. In fact, an older episode of Top Gear had Jeremy Clarkson take a Lamborghini Aventador to Nardo at hit over 200 mph.
In the video, we don’t see any sort of top speed run, as Lamborghini isn’t crazy enough to do that in a $2 million low-production car, but we do get to see it put some power down and listen to its glorious V12. We also see the Lamborghini Centenario accompanied by other special Lambos, like the Aventador SV.