Lamborghini honors its founder’s birth with a new halo hypercar: the Centenario LP 770-4

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It’s time for a new hypercar from Lamborghini, and French media have uncovered the model’s name and specs.

The Centenario LP 770-4 will celebrate 100 years since the birth of Feruccio Lamborghini on April 28, 1916. Under the hood will be a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 with approximately 770 horsepower sent to all four wheels.

The same sources claim the Centenario will hit 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, a sprint that’s slightly quicker than the Aventador LP 700-4. Top speed should be somewhere around the 225 mph mark. By comparison, the Lamborghini Veneno develops 740 horsepower and tops out at 221 mph.

Lamborghini’s Centenario LP 770-4 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March of next year before the Italian automaker will offer 20 units for sale. Performance, rarity, and styling will push the new hypercar’s sticker price over $1.5 million. Previous rumors suggested 10 roadster variants were also planned, but recent reports say that won’t happen.

If you’re expecting something as insane as the Veneno, you’ll be disappointed, as the Centenario will reportedly dial back styling and will focus on functional aerodynamics.

It seems like ages ago when the Lamborghini Reventon debuted with what, at the time, seemed like ludicrous styling, but the Italian automaker has only continued to push the boundaries for aggressive design in models like the Sesto Elemento, Veneno, and Egoista.

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