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Lamborghini has just taken the wraps of its new Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster. The car comes with 739 horsepower and a price tag above half a million but still it’s not extreme enough for some of the marque’s clientele.
That’s why Lamborghini offers limited-run models like 2007’s Reventón and the more recent Veneno, and now a new one is coming. We’ve already reported that the car is expected to be produced in a run of just 20 examples, and that it will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next March.
Now, France’s TF1 (via World Car Fans) has managed to dig up a few more details. The car is said to be called the Centenario LP 770-4, which if accurate suggests it will be the most powerful Lamborghini ever launched.
Centenario is Spanish for “Centenary” and was apparently chosen to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lamborghini founder Feruccio Lamborghini on April 28, 1916. The LP 770-4, meanwhile, would mean the car’s engine will be longitudinally-mounted at the rear, develop 770 metric horsepower (759 hp for American readers) and drive all four wheels.
The Centenario LP 770-4 name provides one further potential clue. It would mean the car won't be a hybrid, as some of the previous rumors claimed, since then we’d see a letter I, representing Ibrido, Italian for “Hybrid”, in the name just like on 2014’s Asterion LPI 910-4 hybrid concept car.
What other information is there? Well, the car is said to be capable of hitting 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds, which is 0.2 of a second quicker than the Aventador on which it will likely be based. Top speed is said to be in excess of 217 mph, and the price tag should start at 1 million euros (approximately $1.12 million)—a bargain compared to the multiples of millions paid for the Veneno specials.