Lamborghini Centenario: 770 hp, carbon fiber, all gone

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Marking what would have been the 100th year of Ferruccio Lamborghini is the aptly named Lamborghini Centenario you see above. The car, which made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, was recently on display at the Petersen Automotive museum for the first time to U.S. clients, although only 40 of them will ever make it into production – 20 coupes and 20 roadsters.

The Centenario is a showcase of the company’s knowledge of aerodynamics and its ability to form carbon fiber into any shape it pleases. The body is made entirely of the material and is offered without paint for those who prefer the woven look. Dry weight for the vehicle is 3,351 pounds.

“This car is the ultimate expression of Automobili Lamborghini,” said Alessandro Farmeschi, Automobili Lamborghini America chief operating officer. “The Centenario marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini and is a fitting tribute to our company’s founder. Its cutting design showcases the latest technologies that give our super sports cars such a competitive edge.”

In addition to the carbon fiber body, notable performance notes for the Centenario include the most powerful Lamborghini engine ever – a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that puts out 770 hp – and a rear-wheel steering system meant to enhance turn-in feel. The result of Lamborghini pushing the envelope with this car is a claimed 0-60 time of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.

Want one of the 40 Centenarios that will be built? You’ll have to wait until they hit the used market as they have already all been sold.