Remember that wild, one-off Lamborghini Centenario coupe? Well, if you missed it because all 40 of those have been snapped out, then we believe you will miss the open-top variant too. I am not being pessimistic here; the fact is with far less units being offered, or 20 units, to be exact, the stock is not going to last very long – even if it cost well over two million euros and upwards. Anywho, in case if there’s one available, you should be very happy because the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Supercar is essentially the coupe, sharing much of the coupe’s lines, features and even power plant. The only difference between the coupe and the open top is, of course, you get additional exhilaration of winds in your face while going 200 mph or more.
Like the coupe counterpart, this luscious car is driven by a 6.5L V12, naturally-aspirated unit that pumps out a breathtaking 760 horses and churning out 507 lb-ft of torque. Together with an electronically-controlled all-wheel drive system with rear mechanical self-locking differential and an Independent Shifting Rods 7-speed gearbox, enables this monstrosity to rocket from 0-100 (62 mph) in mere 2.9 seconds and 23.5 seconds to get it to 186 mph (300 km/h). And reining this stallion is pretty swift too – just 30m is enough to halt it, all thanks to the carbon ceramic brakes with 6-pod and 4-pod fixed calipers, front and back, respectively, and also massive cross-drilled disc all-round.
Similarly, the body on the roadster is also of carbon fiber monocoque, and so is the shell that boasts a myriad of vents and ducts, and carefully conceived aeros. In addition, there’s an electronically-operated rear spoiler offering 3 positions to generate downward force during high speed runs, as well as a “completely panelled underbody” to reduce under vehicle turbulence for stability. 20 and 21 inches forged wheels, wrapped in 255/30 ZR20 and 355/25 ZR21 rubbers, forms the rolling stock, while handling is taken care by an advanced suspension setup, such as pushrod magneto-rheologic active suspension with horizontal dampers and springs, for example, plus other electronic wizardry.
Rear-wheel steering system is also comes as standard, so you’d be confident in tackling corners at speeds. It gets the necessary safety features too, like drive and passenger side and knee airbags, front and rear collapsible areas, side protection system, and a sophisticated ECS that has ABS and TCS integrated. Well, not that all those is going to help when you are going at 180+ miles an hour, but you know they are there in case of nasty situation.
The price is significantly pricer than the roofed sibling, starting at a cool 2 million euros, or about US$2.26 million. While expensive, we have reasons to believe that all 20 examples are gone, but don’t take our words for it. Go ahead and get in touch with your favorite Lamborghini sale person to be sure – if you are itching to drop that massive amount.