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The special edition 770-hp Lamborghini Centenario is sold out. That much we know. What we don’t know is how it compares to the rest of the Lamborghini family, or to the supercar crowd as a whole. A few lucky folks got to drive the new V12 at the Nardo Technical Center in Italy; the track, owned by Porsche, is also known as the Nardo Ring because of its 7.8-mile high-speed course.

Nardo Ring in Italy

The Nardo Ring is now owned by Porsche and features a 7.8-mile high-speed course in addition to an infield road course. Photo by By NASA – [1], Public Domain,

The lastest and fastest wedge from Lamborghini celebrates what would be the 100th birthday of its founder, Ferruccio, if he were alive today, and it probably telegraphs what the next halo car will look like. Only 40 will be built — 20 coupes and 20 roadster — and all have already sold for $1.9 million each. Top speed is 217 and the sprint to 60 mph takes 2.8 seconds. The carbon fiber lightning bolt weighs just 3,351 pounds.

We do expect to drive this car at some point, at least for professional curiosity. Our only questions for Lamborghini are: when and where? Our driving gloves are ready.