The Centenario was unveiled earlier this year in Geneva with a body made completely of exposed carbon fiber. A peak 770 hp from a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 will throw the Lamborghini to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, and all the way to a top speed of 217. Lamborghini says all the carbon fiber used in the car brings the dry weight down to 3,351 pounds.
This Lambo’s interior features the first internet-connected infotainment system for the Italian automaker. Keeping with the theme from outside, that touchscreen is surrounded by even more carbon fiber.
Another first for Lamborghini is four-wheel steering. Similar to other cars like the Porsche 911 GT3, the Centenario’s rear wheels can turn either with the fronts for high-speed stability, or the opposite direction to increase agility in low speed corners.
All of that is great stuff, but all 40 Centenarios that will be built are already sold. From the photographs of the private event in Los Angeles, it looked like there were more than 40 guests in attendance, so even some of the people that were allowed to see it can’t buy it. A supercar selling out before its debut is commonplace nowadays, but it nonetheless leaves us a bit unresolved. Supercars like this were designed and engineered for the racetrack, but will most likely just languish in millionaires’ collections.
So what exactly should the everyday person get excited about with a car like this? You might be lucky enough to see one at a car show, but owning one is off the table because they were all sold before you even knew about the car and its roughly $1.9 million price tag. We’ve got pictures, though, so take a good, long look –- it might be the only way you (or we!) will ever see one.