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Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Is Another Lamborghini You Can’t Have

Let’s get this out of the way: No, you can’t have this one either. With a limited production run of 20 coupes and 20 roadsters, the Centenario has been completely sold out even before its Geneva Motor Show debut! Even if some were available, you’d have to fork over a massive $2.2 million for a copy. Now the Roadster version has been revealed at Pebble Beach and it looks downright gorgeous!
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The Roadster version is similar to the Coupe that it is powered by a naturally aspirated V12 and redlines at 8600 rpm. 770 horsepower is available on tap to provide a 2.8 second sprint from 0-62 mph. This is Lamborghini’s most powerful engine and it provides a top speed of more than 350 kph (more than 217 mph) lamborghini-centenario-roadster4lamborghini-centenario-roadster3

The Centenario Roadster, just like the Coupe, is equipped with rear wheel steering. According to Lamborghini:

At low speeds the rear tires turn in the opposite direction of the steering angle which leads to a virtual reduction of the wheelbase. This provides increased turning agility at low speeds, requiring less steering angle and a reduced turning radius. At high speeds the rear tires turn in the same direction of the steering angle which leads to a virtual increase of the wheelbase. As a result the rear-wheel steering provides increased stability and optimises vehicle response. In the three Lamborghini driving modes,  Strada, Sport and Corsa, the rear-wheel steering heightens the characteristics of each, particularly in lateral dynamics.

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(Source: Lamborghini)

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