How the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 differs from the Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce Page 2


Power and performance

At 740 horsepower, the Aventador SuperVeloce already has 49 more horses than the base car, but Lamborghini was able to find another 19 more in the Centenario, making it the most powerful Lamborghini to date. To get the extra power, Lamborghini engineers raised the engine speed limiter from 8,500 rpm to 8,600 rpm, lowered the pressure in the intake manifold, and installed a new muffler that reduced exhaust back pressure.

The carbon fiber monocoque and body panels also help lower weight by by 11 pounds to about 3361 pounds (though Lamborghini notoriously gives dry weight with no fluids while the rest of the industry does the opposite).

The result is a car that, according to Lamborghini, accelerates from from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, and from 0-186 mph in 23.5 seconds on its way to a top speed in excess of 217 mph. It can also stop from 62 mph in about 98 feet.

Lamborghini Centenario

Lamborghini Centenario

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2016 Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce (SV)

2016 Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce (SV)

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2016 Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce (SV)

2016 Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce (SV)

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Handling and stability are aided by the addition of rear-wheel steering, another first for Lamborghini. The rear wheels can steer between three and six degrees with or opposite of the fronts via a pair of linear actuators. When steering the opposite direction of the front wheels, the virtual wheelbase can be as many as 10 inches shorter, which creates much sharper handling. When steering with the front wheels, the system can extend the virtual wheelbase by 20 inches, greatly increasing stability at speed.

The Pirelli P Zero tires are also unique to the Centenario to work best with the rear-wheel steering. They mount on exclusive 20- and 21-inch milled aluminum wheels. The fan shape of the wheel spokes masks ducts that extract hot air from the carbon ceramic brakes.

Perhaps the most important change is the price. While the Aventador SV runs about $400,000, the Centenario comes in at roughly $1.9 million. Of course, it is also limited to just  20 coupes and 20 roadsters, all of which are already spoken for. Will they be worth that price? Well, what you get for the money isn't a whole lot more than the Aventador SV. But when you factor in exclusivity and rarity, the Centenario is probably worth the price.

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