Marking the 100th anniversary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth last year, Lamborghini dreamed up and crafted the Centenario, an extremely limited-edition hypercar akin to its Veneno, Egoista, and Sesto Elemento. When it was revealed at the 2016 Geneva auto show, Lamborghini said that every example had already been sold. The first one to be delivered in the Asia-Pacific region just arrived in Hong Kong, looking exceedingly crispy.
At the Geneva unveiling, Lamborghini announced that it would build a total of 40 examples: 20 coupes and 20 roadsters. This car has a plaque in it that reads “1 of 20,” which is true in the sense that it is one among the 20 examples produced, but it’s not the first and doesn’t wear serial number 1. The first delivery, an orange and black eye stretcher, was made back in February to a customer in the United Arab Emirates who could afford the nearly $2 million price.
This one looks nearly identical to the Geneva show-stand car, with a black exposed carbon-fiber body and yellow accents. Though its wild and stunning exterior shell implies a different story, the Centenario is not an entirely new vehicle. It’s a variation of the Aventador, using a similar carbon-fiber monocoque and a tuned version of Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter V-12 engine.
In part thanks to its body entirely made of carbon fiber, it weighs just 3351 pounds. With 759 horsepower flowing from the naturally aspirated powerplant, Lamborghini claims it shoots from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of more than 217 mph. In this spec, it looks as if it’s going that fast even when it’s standing still.