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The Lamborghini Centenario Makes Its Stunning Debut In California

A small gathering witnessed the debut of the amazing Lamborghini Centenario in Los Angeles. The event was held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, and the press and some existing Lamborghini owners were present.

Lamborghini have stated that they will only produce 20 roadster versions and 20 coupes, and if you are looking for a new Lamborghini for sale you are out of luck, because all 40 have been sold already. The Centenario was first unveiled at the Auto Show in Geneva, and it has been released to celebrate Ferrucio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday.

Partnership With Microsoft Studios

At the American event were the COO of Lamborghini America, Alessandro Farmeschi, and the head of Turn Studios, Alan Hartman. Farmeschi said that that the Centenario was the most powerful car the company had ever built, and talked about the history of the famous car company. Turn 10 Studios is a sub division of Microsoft Studios, who produce the Forza Motorsport game which is very popular.

Very Aggressive Lines

The Centenario has very aggressive lines, and the small audience in Los Angeles were drawn to this. The car has large spoilers, fins, intakes and splitters, which are all designed to make the Centenario more stable when it is travelling at high speed.

If you liked the lines of the Aventador and Huracan, then you will absolutely love the Centenario. It has a body in black, with subtle yellow accents, which make it look really striking.

The front of the car has a really unique look. It has flying buttresses at the front, and a facia that houses the thin headlights and LED strips. The back is just as aggressive, with the three exhaust outlets being flanked with six fins, and an LED strip which covers the back end. If you look inside the split rear windows you can see the impressive engine which is exposed.

The car is very low and wide, which lovers of Lamborghinis have come to expect. This look is accentuated by the aero kit which includes a front splitter, and side skirts that have been mounted low on the car.

The Most Powerful Lamborghini Ever

Weighing in at just 3351 pounds, the Centenario is constructed entirely of carbon fiber. The underpinnings of the car are almost identical to that of the Aventador. The Centenario is powered by a 6.5 liter, V12 engine, which produces a staggering 759 hp.

This power is channelled to all 4 wheels, which is the norm with Lamborghini cars. The only option available for transmission is an Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) power train, and this engine and transmission combination have made the Centenario the most powerful Lamborghini ever produced.

Lamborghini claim that the Centenario will propel you to 62 miles an hour in just 2.8 seconds. If that was not enough, with the throttle held down you can be doing 186 MPH in only 23.5 seconds. The redline of the car has been raised by 100 revs per minute more than previous models.

There is a new rear wheel steering system that reduces the turning circle, and improves handling at high speeds. You can drive the Centenario in Strada, Sport or Corsa drive modes. Each of these will have an impact on the steering, stability control and the behavior of the power train.

What About Inside The Car?

The cabin is trimmed in Alcantara throughout, and there is a 10 inch touch screen in the center stack that will assist with navigation. Apple CarPlay is also included. The interior is pure luxury and exclusivity, but the company has stated that if owners want to change the interior design of the Centenario they will be able to do that. This applies to the exterior design as well.

You will find the start / stop switch and the multimedia controls just below the touch screen. There is WiFi connectivity in the car, and there is even a data recorder which will measure lap times, g forces and speeds when you are on the track. The interior is best described as having a "fighter jet" theme.

Lamborghini Centenario For Sale For Only $1.9 Million

When the car was unveiled, everyone wanted to know the Lamborghini Centenario price. The response was €1.75 million, which at today’s exchange rate is around $1.9 million. If you wanted to change the interior and exterior, then you would have had to bring nearer $2 million with you.

The Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Is All You Would Expect A Super Car To Be

The Italian word "Superveloce" translates to "super fast" in English and that is what you will get with the new Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce. With some Italian super cars you are always left wanting more, but not with this one.

Lamborghini have up rated the power output on this model (how does 750 horse power grab you?) and they have raised the revs from 8350 to 8500 over previous models. They have also enhanced the torque at the top end which allows more time in each gear.

New Look

The new Lamborghini Aventador has stunning looks and it comes with hard bodylines and of course those iconic Lamborghini doors. The nose has been changed and there have been other changes such as an optimized underbody panel, a high rear wing which is adjustable and a huge rear diffuser.

These changes have increased vertical down force by 170% and this has improved the aerodynamic efficiency by 150%. The designers have also done a good job on reducing the weight using carbon skin material and using center locking wheels. This has lead to a reduction of 110 pounds less than the previous Aventador.

Stunning Performance and Ride

The 2016 Aventador produces incredible G forces in a straight line and while cornering. It is a power brute that has an exhaust note that just growls at you. The handling was impeccable and it banked into corners beautifully.

The car has the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) fitted which will change the steering ratio depending on what speed you are going on a continuous basis. This means that taking bends at speed is a joy and there is good feedback through the steering wheel.

The steering feels very light and the magneto rhetorical dampers that are part of the push rod suspension produce a really smooth ride. This is a vast improvement over the standard Aventador. The brakes are really powerful and can bring the car to a stop in 98 feet at 62 mph.

The power is delivered by a 6.5 liter, V12 engine that is naturally aspirated. Lamborghini claim a 0-62 mph time of just 2.8 seconds with 0-124 mph at 8.6 seconds and 0-186 mph in just 24 seconds. There is a limit on the top speed which is claimed at 217 mph.

Driving Modes

The Aventador Superveloce has three drive modes which are Strada, Sport and Corsa. These modes configure the ESC settings, the damping, steering and the system behavior of the all wheel drive.

Corsa mode is not for the faint of heart as the 7 speed auto clutch manual gearshift speed is lightening quick and the power is brutal.

When driving on the streets Lamborghini recommend that Strada mode is used. This is OK but sometimes the gears are a bit slow to engage and this leads to a jerky take off when stopped at the lights.

The Sport mode provided the best driving experience on the streets. The gear shifts were quicker and more comfortable but nowhere near as rapid and violent as they are in Corsa mode. You can switch through the modes to find the smoothest ride for your road conditions.

The throttle response is also very sharp and that large engine produces an incredible amount of mid range torque. The Aventador Superveloce will deliver sensory overload to you and the Lamborghini magic is still there for all to see.

Changes to the Inerior

If you are looking for a spacious interior then the Superveloce isn't for you. You will need to slide into the cabin through the scissor doors. Once in there is pretty good legroom and the seats are very snug. The front trunk has just about enough room for your luggage on a weekend away.

The weight reduction has also extended to the interior with sports bucket seats and carbon door panels. You can choose to have an infotainment system or not and there are no carpets. What did you expect? This is a full on track car!

What about the Price?

The new Lamborghini Aventador prices will start at a staggering $492,595. Yes you will be getting an awful lot of super car for your money but it might pay to wait a while to see if you can pick up a good used Lamborghini Aventador for sale.

Your chances of finding a new Lamborghini Aventador for sale will be slim to none. Lamborghini say that there will be only 600 of the Superveloce available for the global market. It is probably already too late to get your order in.

Lamborghini Huracan

"It's like a time machine. Only Faster. There is nothing from the past that rivals the technology of the new Huracan, which comes together in a perfect car that seems straight out of the future.”

That is the description Lamborghini gave for its newest supercar. The ultra-high-performance vehicle reaches a top speed of 202 miles per hour, going from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds.

The Huracan’s anti-theft system is something to rage about as well. Many people driving ultra-luxurious cars probably worry about theft. After all, if a thief is willing to risk prison for a Honda, he is definitely willing to risk it for a Lamborghini. A satellite anti-theft system has been integrated into the Huracan. The system prevents the engine from starting in case the vehicle is stolen. According to Lamborghini, it is the most advanced anti-theft system in the world.

The supercar truly does look like it somehow drove here out of the future. It is sleek, yet powerful and one of the best creations that Lamborghini has graced the public with (so far).

With an MSRP of $237,250 at 602 HP and a 5.2L engine, the Huracan is extremely affordable. It is smaller than the Aventador and can be looked at as the new Gallardo. We can expect it to sell much better than the Aventador as well because its lower cost makes it much less intimidating to buyers. It is considered more of an "everyday" car (if any Lamborghini can be considered as such), than a special occasion car.

Lamborghini has yet to disappoint. We are sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to see what they will surprise us with next!

Attaining the Unattainable

Among the fine vehicles listed on GoCars, one in particular has caught my eye recently: the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador.

Ferruccio Lamborghini created a successful agricultural equipment business that he quickly expanded and transformed into what is now one of the most revered and well-known luxury automobile companies.
It is difficult to comprehend that a company primarily responsible for the production of tractors created the Aventador pictured above. Its bright python green interior and exterior cater to those with a passion for beautiful and exotic artifacts. Car enthusiasts might be more interested to learn that at 700 HP and only 198 miles, the price lands at just above half a million dollars. At its heart rests a V12 engine that is loud, aggressive, and absolutely luxurious. Its agility and superb craftsmanship are what make so desirable by many, but attainable by only a select few.

This leads me to the world of exclusive luxury automobiles itself. The Koenigsegg Trevita, for example, is one of the most sought after vehicles in the world. And with only three ever made, it’s no wonder why. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. The Trevita also has a diamond finish, which causes it to literally sparkle as if it were encased in millions of diamonds.

Next there is the Lamborghini Veneno, which is based on the Aventador (pictured above), one of the main differences being that the Veneno is a street-legal racing auto and only 3 will ever be produced. Its Bat Mobile appearance and L539 6.5-liter V-12 engine with 740 HP make it an intimidating specimen indeed. If you ever aspired to owning a Veneno or even seeing one in person, I have two words for you: good luck.

Lastly, and possibly more impressive than both the Lamborghini Veneno and the Koenigsegg Trevita, is the Maybach Exelero with a lofty price of 8 million dollars. Its twin turbo V12 engine makes the automobile impressive, but what may bring it above its competitors is that there was only one ever produced. At 700 HP the auto is powerful and unique, resembling a Rolls Royce or Bentley more than a Lamborghini or Ferrari. However, it is a racecar at its finest. Its beauty is somewhat vulgar, making it more desirable and fabulous than I would care to admit.

The limited amount of the vehicles listed above gives power and prestige to their owners. The public adores what it cannot have. More importantly, it thrives on the sweet torture of wanting something so unattainable, yet desired by so many.