Lamborghini Centenario Roadster makes public debut in Paris

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Lamborghini Centenario Roadster The convertible edition of the Centenario, which celebrates the 100th birthday of the brand’s founder, is usually today on show in Paris

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The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster, a convertible edition of its Aventador-based Centenario Coupé, has been shown in Paris one month after that will was revealed at Monterey Car Week.

All 20 types of the limited edition Centenario Roadster have already sold out, at a starting cost of £1.73m (€2m plus tax).

Both the Roadster as well as its Coupé sibling, which also sold out ahead of its Geneva motor show reveal in March, have been made to honour the 100th birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini. The brand’s founder was born on 28th April 1916.

The Centenario Roadster, like the Coupé, uses Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated V12 6.5-litre engine with power ramped up to 759bhp – 19bhp more than the Aventador SV. Maximum revs have also increased via 8350rpm to 8600rpm. 

Weighing 1570kg – 50kg more than the Coupé iteration – the Roadster carries a power-to-weight ratio of 483bhp/ton.

The Centenario Roadster completes the 0-62mph sprint in 2.9sec, 0.1sec slower than the Coupé, while a top speed of 217mph is usually claimed.

your vehicle maker says that will the Roadster displays a “brand new design direction for Lamborghini accentuated by clean surfaces as well as superb reflections as ‘form follows function’ “.

Built on a carbonfibre monocoque with carbonfibre Centeng parts, the Roadster’s design includes an extending rear wing for increased downforce at speed. According to vehicle dynamic conditions as well as Driving Mode chosen, the wing extends to 150mm as well as rotates up to 15 degrees for optimal aerodynamic efficiency in high performance conditions, claims Lamborghini.

The style employs rear-wheel-steering for increasing agility as well as uses Pirelli PZero tyres, sitting on a set of bespoke rims – 20 inches in size at the front as well as 21 inches at the rear – specifically developed for rear-wheel steering. The wheels’ fan shape design hide ducts extracting hot air via the carbon ceramic brakes.

The style also gets a brand new infotainment system with 10.1-inch touchscreen which enables internet browsing as well as Apple CarPlay.

For track enthusiasts, the system includes a telemetry function so drivers can record as well as compare speeds, times, lateral as well as G force data, while two optional Indoor cameras can record the experience.

Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali said:“Lamborghini prides itself on the relentless pursuit of experimentation. We are proud to unleash Centenario’s further potential from the form of a classic roadster; the perfect harmony between innovation as well as timeless design. This particular unique engineering achievement is usually a befitting tribute to Lamborghini’s extraordinary past as well as a preview of its brilliant future. 

“Centenario Roadster embraces the cutting edge characteristics of its coupé sibling as well as embraces the freedom of a true open-top super sports car for a pure drive experience.”

Read more about the Centenario Coupé

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