Open top driving. It’s one of the few pleasures in the automotive world that of conditions to be viable, but when the stars align and the weather is perfect there is absolutely no comparison. Many supercars are offered in spyder or roadster form, and the Centenario is no different.
When the coupe was unveiled just a few months ago, it was said that 40 units of the Centenario were to be produced and all had been accounted for- 20 were coupes, and the remaining 20 were drop tops. This is the first time Lamborghini has taken the covers off of their Centenario Roadster, and it looks spectacular.
Specific details are not known yet, although by right the majority of the mechanicals should be the same. The engine is said to be the same 770 hp V12 in all of its naturally aspirated glory, channelled to all four wheels. Perhaps the only sign that there’s been an increase in weight is the higher weight to power ratio, which has gone from 1.97 kg/hp to 2.04 kg/hp. It’s a marginal change, but a change nonetheless.
It’s unclear how the drop top will affect top speed, but performance figures up to 100 km/h should still be the same blistering 2.8 seconds. Beyond that the aerodynamic penalty may be a bit more severe, but 770 horses under your right foot should be entertaining regardless of how much drag you’re generating.
The Centenario Roadster will be on display at The Quail event during the Monterey Car Week in California. Even though all 20 units have been snapped up, it had a going price of 1 million euros- which is significantly less than the 1.75 million euros for the fixed-roof version.
In either case, the Centenario will go down in history as yet another one of Lamborgini’s limited run specials- and hopefully will influence more models to come.