Rare Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Hits The Pre-Owned Market
Italian exotic automaker Automobili Lamborghini are very well known throughout the automotive universe for designing, developing and producing flashy exotic supercars and hypercars with outrageous styling and jet like performance. Although Automobili Lamborghini’s current model range (Huracan Evo, Aventador S and Urus) is flashy, loud and outrageous enough for most of us, this hasn’t stopped the Italian automaker from occasionally producing even more outrageous, limited edition automobiles which only a select few of the worlds wealthiest petrolheads have the privilege of owning and driving. As any genuine petrolhead will no doubt know, Automobili Lamborghini’s limited edition models are usually based on or closely related to the main Lamborghini model range but due to their limited edition status, they are much more rare.
One of Automobili Lamborghini’s many limited edition models was the outrageous Lamborghini Reventón. Officially unveiled by the Italian automaker at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Lamborghini Reventón featured an exterior design which was heavily inspired by “the fastest airplanes” as well as a unique matte exterior paint finish which further enhanced the jet-fighter look. Closely related to Automobili Lamborghini’s flagship V12 supercar of the time, the Lamborghini Murciélago, the limited edition Lamborghini Reventón stayed in production for just two short years (2007 – 2009) and in that period Automobili Lamborghini managed to produce just 21 Reventón Coupé’s and 15 Reventón Roadsters. As a result, the Lamborghini Reventón is an extremely rare and highly sought after automobile today but the Reventón isn’t as rare as its spiritual successor.
As any genuine petrolhead or Lamborghini enthusiast will no doubt know, the Lamborghini Reventón is not the only special edition model that Automobili Lamborghini has gifted us in recent years. In fact, since the introduction of Automobili Lamborghini’s current flagship V12 supercar, the Lamborghini Aventador in 2010, the Italian exotic automaker has given us a few limited edition models which have been based on the fire breathing Aventador. However no Aventador based limited edition model can compare to Automobili Lamborghini’s racing prototype for the road, the absolutely spectacular Lamborghini Veneno. Officially unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Veneno was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini.
Designed by Filippo Perini, the outrageous Lamborghini Veneno stayed in production for just one year (2013 – 2014) and in that period Automobili Lamborghini produced just five examples of the Veneno Coupé. However in 2014, Automobili Lamborghini officially unveiled the stunning Lamborghini Veneno Roadster to the automotive world. Just like its hardtop sibling, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster was produced in limited numbers, in fact just nine examples of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster ever saw the light of day, therefore making it a highly sought after automobile today. However, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Automobili Lamborghini were at it again and this time the Italian automaker unveiled the absolutely insane Lamborghini Centenario.
Just like it’s spiritual successors, the Lamborghini Centenario was created to celebrate a very special occasion in the long history of Automobili Lamborghini, the 100th birthday of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini to be exact. Based on the Lamborghini Aventador, the stunning Lamborghini Centenario is just as rare as the aforementioned Lamborghini Reventon and Veneno. In fact, the Lamborghini Centenario stayed in production for just one year and during that period Automobili Lamborghini managed to produce just 20 Centenario Coupé’s and 20 Centenario Roadster’s. As a result, the outrageous Lamborghini Centenario is a highly sought after automobile today amongst the world’s uber wealthy petrolheads. It is not often that we at Enzari see/hear about a Lamborghini Centenario which has been listed for sale, but while browsing the Internet recently I came across just that.
What you are looking at ladies and gentlemen is a stunning 2018 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster and this particular example is currently listed for sale at exotic automobile dealership Ratwah Showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As you can see from the images featured, this stunning Lamborghini Centenario Roadster sports an outrageous exterior design that appears to have come straight out of a Sci-Fi film. Finished in a subtle shade of Grey, the understated exterior paint finish is contrasted by a series of bright orange accents and a long list of carbon fiber exterior trim pieces which include a carbon fiber front splitter, wheels, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear wing. Inside, this gorgeous Lamborghini Centenario Roadster features a matching Grey and Orange Alcantara trimmed interior which is contrasted by matching bright Orange stitching, piping and a long list of carbon fiber interior trim pieces.
As the insane Lamborghini Centenario is closely related to the Lamborghini Aventador, this spaceship for the road is powered by the same howling 6.5 liter, naturally-aspirated, V12 engine which delivers a back breaking 759 hp (566 kW) of power and 690 N.m (509 lb-ft) of torque. Just like the Lamborghini Aventador, the Lamborghini Centenario has been outfitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch ISR transmission which sends all available power directly to all four wheels. As a result of this set-up and the Cenenario’s lightweight construction, this Italian hypercar can sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 2.7 seconds and it is capable of reaching a jet-like top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). Unfortunately at the time of writing this article, dealership Ratwah Showroom had not mentioned how much mileage this Italian hypercar has covered since new, but we at Enzari are pretty sure it hasn’t covered too many miles as high mileage would affect the overall value of this vehicle.
If you want to park this stunning 2018 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster in your garage you will have to part ways with an eye watering $4 million. However, the $4 million asking price is not that excessive considering a low mileage 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster which was recently listed for sale in the UAE has an extremely high asking price of $12 million. If $4 million is still way out of your budget, exotic dealership Prestige Imports in North Miami Beach, Florida does have a bright blue 2017 Lamborghini Centenario Coupé listed for sale, and that example will set you back an easy $2.8 million. Taking into account the rarity of the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster, the value of this Italian hypercar will only increase over time, thus making it a great collectors piece and a great investment too.
Steve & Chris Parry are contributors from stevespeedza.blogspot.com