The vey limited special series carbon-fiber behemoth has surprisingly gone topless without anyone noticing it – so the Monterey Car Week premiere was a welcomed surprise.
The Italian automaker first treated us to the anniversary Centenario – dubbed after the 100th birth of its founding father Ferruccio – this spring during the Geneva Motor Show in March and we already know all examples had been signed off even before the rumor mill caught wind of the model being prepared. What we hadn’t seen though was the topless version – because 20 coupes and 20 roadsters would be manufactured and the first unveiling only brought to our attention the former. Lamborghini has revealed during the Monterey event the other side of the “coin” by publicly showcasing for the first time the Centenario Roadster. Both sister series have been already sold, so don’t get your hopes up.
As is the case with the coupe version, the Centenario Roadster is a hardcore variant of the Aventador and the signature sharp-edged design can be seen everywhere, complimented by lots of carbon fiber. We have large carbon-fiber side skirts, splitters, and winglets – and for the Roadster the company has opted for a more serious blueish – silver hue. The heart and soul is the 6.5-liter V12 capable of 759 horsepower, which can propel the supercar to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under three seconds.