The Lamborghini Centenario leaves the factory for a spin. And it is glorious!

When the Lamborghini Centenario was presented, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, we have pointed out it is not so superior to an Aventador. The point in buying one of the 40 units the car will have (20 hard tops and 20 convertibles) is solely exclusivity. Or the privilege to be one of the few able to have such a car. And, when it comes to privileges, they also involve investment. A Centenario will cost much more as a used car that it costs brand new. And it is already no bargain: € 1.75 million. It explains why seeing one on the streets can be a huge event. And it was, as the shooting from The Stradman proves.

The best part of such a video is being able to check the car in its natural environment, properly working. And getting to see its turn signals, to listen to the V12… In other words, it is the real deal. One of those very rare opportunities. You may get to see one if you live in Monaco. And every once in a while. If ever.

Worse than the Aventador. But much more exclusive

Its top speed is 350 km/h (the Aventador could supposedly go beyond that). Acceleration times from 0 are the same up to 200 km/h: 2.8 s up to 100 km/h and 8.6 s until 200 km/h. While the Aventador takes 24 s from 0 to 300 km/h, Centenario gets there half a second faster, in 23.5 s.

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The Centenario is 4.92 m long, 2,06 m wide, 1.14 m tall and has a wheelbase of 2.70 m. It has a dry weight of 1,520 kg. It is powered by a 6.5 V12 engine that produces 566 kW at 8,500 rpm and 690 Nm at 5,500 rpm. Basically the same one used by the Aventador, the car over which the Centenario has been developed. The only difference is the limit in engine revolutions. In the Aventador LP 700-4, maximum power appear at 8,250 rpm. In the LP 750-4, at 8,400 rpm. In Centenario, named LP 770-4, at 8,500 rpm. The new car’s limit is 8,600 rpm.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.