2016 Lamborghini Centenario

2016 Lamborghini Centenario
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  • Lamborghini Centenario
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    770
  • Displacement:
    6.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    217 mph
  • Price:
    € 1750000
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Special-edition Lambo celebrates Ferruccio’s 100th anniversary

Sometime in the 1960s, a successful tractor builder in northern Italy bought a Ferrari 250 GT. Unfortunately, he didn’t think much of it. So, he brought his complaints directly to Enzo Ferrari, who responded by telling him he should stick to building tractors. After the rude dismissal, Ferruccio Lamborghini decided he could do better and started his own car company.

2016 is the year of Ferruccio’s 100th birthday, so to mark the milestone, Lamborghini built a limited-production supercar as a tribute to the company’s founder. The Centenario, was reportedly shown to prospective buyers as a 3D hologram model during the 2015 Monterey Car Week and has now officially made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show. Only 20 units in coupe form and 20 units in roadster form will be built, with all 40 units already spoken for prior to its debut.

Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini, said, “The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honoring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini. The Centenario is an opportunity for our designers and engineers to transcend some of the constraints of series car production to achieve an incomparable result: the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors’ car, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance. It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year: a man who created an exceptional brand, believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars. The Centenario is a super sports car for Ferruccio Lamborghini and the future he and we believe in today.”

So, with that said, let’s dive on in a take a look at Lamborghini’s new Centenario and see if we can discover why, outside of its limited production run, it was able to sell out so quickly.

Updated 05/16/2016: Lamborghini dropped a new video with behind the scenes footage of the official "Perfection Forged" promo. Hit "play" to watch it!

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4.

 

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Top 10 Most Blasphemous Models To Turn Into An EV

Top 10 Most Blasphemous Models To Turn Into An EV

Does battery power make it the spawn of satan?

The world of EVs is ever growing, and as we near a time when there will be no gas to fill our tanks, we realized some of the world’s best-sounding and glorious engines will have to be ditched in favor of electric power. Think of an electric Camaro, Mustang, Corvette, or Lamborghini... does it sound good? Or rather, does it make any sound at all?

With the advent of electrification in the business of car building, you see every major manufacturer scramble to put together a lineup of eco-friendly electric vehicles as a statement of their forward-thinking plans and their bias towards the future of mobility. It all looked foolish almost 20 years ago when Honda introduced the original hybrid Insight, which was shortly followed by Toyota’s Prius, but today, this seems to be the trend that will sell. For some, it might be a marketing ploy to appease a new section of the market, but you can’t dismiss the trend altogether.

Audi just took the wraps off its first fully-electric car, the E-Tron. Mercedes was doing the same just a few weeks ago with its EQC, and just about any manufacturer you can think of has a mid- to long-term plan for at least hybrid, if not electric. For instance, Aston-Martin is looking forward to the year 2030, by which time the British manufacturer’s stable should be made up exclusively of electric cars. Ferrari, well-known for their devotion to making their cars sound perfect, is planning a 60 percent hybridization of its lineup in just four year’s time. You can imagine a Ferrari EV isn’t that far off in the future, then.

All this got us thinking - which cars would you never want to see without a growling V-8, or maybe a high-revving V-12 under the hood? Which car’s move from gas to electric sounds like blasphemy to you? We know there is a Mustang-inspired sports utility vehicle coming from Ford in 2020, and the pony car itself might go electric in the future, so how does that make you feel?

Read on to learn about our top 10 cars that would be blasphemous to turn into EVs.

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Lamborghini Centenario Spotted On Set Of New Transformers Movie: Video

Lamborghini Centenario Spotted On Set Of New Transformers Movie: Video

We’re getting loads of supercars in the next Transformers movie

Say what you will about the quality of all these Transformers movies, but one thing the franchise has not short-changed us on are the quality of cars that always appear in them. The fifth movie, called The Last Knight, is no different because we’ve already seen a handful of exotics on set, including the super exclusive Lamborghini Centenario. It’s a car so limited that only 20 units will be made by the Italian automaker. But yes, the Centenario will be in Transformers 5 and it’s going to take the form of Autobot Hot Rod in the movie.

Filming for the movie has moved to the busy streets of London and that’s where we see the Centenario out and about with other exotic cars, including an Aston Martin DB11, a custom Chevrolet Camaro, and a McLaren 570S that, believe it or not, has a camera rig attached to its rear. I don’t know exactly why Michael Bay decided to turn the 570S into the world’s fastest and most expensive camera dolly, but there’s really no point wondering what goes on in the head of that man. What’s important is that we’re getting plenty of exotics for Transformers 5. Here’s to hoping that there are more surprises in store for us as production for the movie continues. Any chance we see a Bugatti Chiron or a Koenigsegg One:1?

Oh, lest some people don’t notice, pay attention to the one-minute mark of the video and you’ll notice a well-dressed man who happens to be none other than Ben Collins himself! Is the former Stig turning into a Decepticon now?

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2017 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster

2017 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster

The Centenario Roadster has finally made its long-awaited debut

When the Lamborghini Centenario debuted at the Geneva Auto Show as a tribute to honor the Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday, there was one thing that was overshadowed by coupe’s debut. That was the fact Lambo also a Centenario Roadster in the works. What’s more, the 20-unit production run was already sold out ahead of the auto show. Like the Coupe, it was likely shown to prospective buyers as a 3D hologram during Monterey Car Week in 2015.

When speaking of the Centenario in general, Lamborghini’s President and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, said, “The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honoring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini.” He continued, “The Centenario is an opportunity for our designers and engineers to transcend some of the constraints of series car production to achieve an incomparable result: the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors’ car, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance. It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year: a man who created an exceptional brand believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars. The Centenario is a super sports car for Ferruccio Lamborghini and the future he and we believe in today.”

It took more than a year for the Centenario Roadster to make its debut, but now that Monterey Car Week is well underway, Lamborghini pulled the sheet from its newest roadster. So, with that said, let’s dive on in and take a look at the new Centenario Roadster.

Updated 08/22/2016: We added a series of new images taken during the car’s official presentation and the 2016 Monterey Car Week in California. Check the picture gallery to see them all.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster.

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Turn 10 Studios To Put Lamborghini Centenario On The Cover Of Next Forza Game

Turn 10 Studios To Put Lamborghini Centenario On The Cover Of Next Forza Game

Commemorative Lambo follows in the footsteps of the Huracán as a Forza cover car

Turn 10 Studios is known for going all-out on the cover of its Forza video games. Previous cover titles have featured a litany of performance cars, including the Ford GT, McLaren P1, Ferrari 458 Italia, and the Audi R8. But the next Forza game, whatever it’s title is going to be, might have the most exclusive supercar of them all after the studio announced that the Lamborghini Centenario would have the distinction of gracing its cover.

Details have been limited on what kind of Forza game it’s going to be, but you can expect it to follow the traditional blueprint of the video game franchise. That would involve a lot of racing featuring a litany of production, performance, and race cars, one of which would be the cover car itself. It’s a pretty impressive feather in the cap for a car that took the 2016 Geneva Motor Show by storm, earning the kind of buzz reserved for exclusive exotics that only make appearances at shows as big as Geneva.

The super rare Lamborghini was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth, hence the name Centenario. Lambo calls it the most powerful car it has created, a wink and a nod towards the car’s 770-horsepower V-12 engine and 217-mph top speed. As fast and as powerful as it is, the Centenario’s true calling card is its exclusivity. According to Lamborghini, only 40 examples of the car will be made, 20 of which would be coupe variants and another 20 packaged as convertibles. Unfortunately, none of the 40 units are currently on the market as all of them are already accounted for.

The good news is that those who missed out on any of the $2-million Centenario models will still get a chance to drive one, albeit in the virtual world. That’s one of the perks of being the “cover car” of a video game franchise as big as Forza. The game itself is scheduled to make its debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June 2016, at which point we might learn the studio’s timetable for the release of the game. The only thing we know now is that the Lamborghini Centenario will grace its cover. It’s a well-deserved recognition for a car with the status and exclusivity that the commemorative Lamborghini has.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

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2016 Lamborghini Centenario

2016 Lamborghini Centenario

Special-edition Lambo celebrates Ferruccio’s 100th anniversary

Sometime in the 1960s, a successful tractor builder in northern Italy bought a Ferrari 250 GT. Unfortunately, he didn’t think much of it. So, he brought his complaints directly to Enzo Ferrari, who responded by telling him he should stick to building tractors. After the rude dismissal, Ferruccio Lamborghini decided he could do better and started his own car company.

2016 is the year of Ferruccio’s 100th birthday, so to mark the milestone, Lamborghini built a limited-production supercar as a tribute to the company’s founder. The Centenario, was reportedly shown to prospective buyers as a 3D hologram model during the 2015 Monterey Car Week and has now officially made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show. Only 20 units in coupe form and 20 units in roadster form will be built, with all 40 units already spoken for prior to its debut.

Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini, said, “The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honoring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini. The Centenario is an opportunity for our designers and engineers to transcend some of the constraints of series car production to achieve an incomparable result: the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors’ car, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance. It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year: a man who created an exceptional brand, believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars. The Centenario is a super sports car for Ferruccio Lamborghini and the future he and we believe in today.”

So, with that said, let’s dive on in a take a look at Lamborghini’s new Centenario and see if we can discover why, outside of its limited production run, it was able to sell out so quickly.

Updated 05/16/2016: Lamborghini dropped a new video with behind the scenes footage of the official "Perfection Forged" promo. Hit "play" to watch it!

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4.

Read more