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$3 million Lamborghini Centenario Roadster revealed

August 22, 2016

Lamborghini has used the Monterey Car Week in California to unveil the drop-top Roadster version of the epic Centenario hypercar.

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster

The company has confirmed it is producing just 20 of these for the market, all of which have already been sold. It comes in as one of the most exclusive drop-top Lamborghinis ever made.

Based on the Centenario coupe that debuted earlier this year, the Roadster comes equipped with the same 6.5-litre V12 engine churning out 566kW. This is the most powerful engine Lamborghini has ever produced, providing a top speed of over 350km/h, and acceleration from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds. The engine has an ear-pinching rev limit of 8600rpm.

Power is sent through an Independent Shifting Rod, automated manual transmission, feeding into an all-wheel drive system. There’s also a clever rear-wheel steering system that increases turning agility at low speeds and increases stability at high speeds.

Inside, it’s typical Lamborghini, with loads of futuristic design cues and shapes, with a high-definition 10.1-inch touch-screen media interface making up the centre dash fascia. There’s also an on-board telemetry function that records G force and lap times, and buyers can even option for two interior cameras to record driving experiences.

As for the exterior? Well, what can we say. It looks very extravagant and fast just standing still. It’s built entirely of carbon fibre to keep weight to a minimum (1570kg), with a retractable rear wing integrated into the body. The wing can extend 150mm, also rotating up to 15 degrees to find optimum aero efficiency.

Lamborghini is planning to build just 20 examples of the coupe and this Roadster, each, with prices starting at 1.75 million euros for the coupe and 2 million euros for the Roadster (about AU$3 million).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.