Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.
Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.

Lamborghini reveals its $3 million Centenario Roadster

TOO late. Put your $3 million away, they're already sold out.  

This is Lamborghini's latest unobtainable: the Centenario Roadster, an open-air follow-up to the Centenario Coupe.   

And just like the hardtop, a mere 20 are being produced and all have already found buyers.  

That's despite its 2 million euros price tag before taxes. Feeling poor yet?   It is really rather fantastic to look upon though, its carbon fibre monocoque and body housing a naturally aspirated V12 good for a quite brutal 566kW. 

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. Photo: Contributed
Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. Photo: Contributed

An Argento matt silver Centenario Roadster was unveiled at last weekend's Monterey Car Week in California, with Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali delivering an understandably gushing speech worthy of the four-wheeled marvel.  

"Lamborghini prides itself on the relentless pursuit of experimentation," he said. "We are proud to unleash Centenario's further potential in the form of a classic roadster; the perfect harmony between innovation and timeless design. This unique engineering achievement is a befitting tribute to Lamborghini's extraordinary past and a preview of its brilliant future."  

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. Photo: Contributed
Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. Photo: Contributed

All rather lovely, but what do you get for your three milion Australian? Exclusivity and mind-bending performance of course, but also rear-wheel steering, an extendable and rotating rear wing that'll do the magic downforce bit, scissor door panels, 20/21-inch forged and milled aluminium wheels, and stunning Y-shaped skinny LED lights stretching the full width of the rear.  

Lamborghini drivers like their cabins on the plush side, and the 20 cashed-up clients were able to specify their Centenario Roadsters to include any colour and finish from Lamborghini's Ad Personam personalisation program. The show car sports light brown Alcantara seats with polar white leather inlets, and hopefully buyers of the remaining 19 have kept things this classy. When there's an "infinity of possible combinations" according to Lambo's website, we hope pink, lime green and teal colours have been kept to a minimum.  

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. Photo: Contributed
Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. Photo: Contributed

A comprehensive infotainment system features a 10.1-inch touchscreen, sat nav, Internet and Apple CarPlay, while you can tap into a telemetry function so drivers can "record and compare speeds, times, lateral and G force data". Not narcissistic enough for you? Option the two interior cameras and the driver's experiences can be recorded and shared with the world.  

Now here's the bit to dial your jealousy up to 11. Lamborghini also mention its other one-offs and special editions (like the Reventon, Sesto Elemento, Aventador J and Veneno) have all increased in value rather than depreciated. So those uber-rich 20 will also make a tidy profit when they've had their fun and choose to move on their Centenario Roadsters.   

Sorry, the same ain't gonna happen with your Corolla.   

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. Photo: Contributed
Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. Photo: Contributed


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