Ferruccio Lamborghini was a Taurus, hence the influence of the symbol of the raging bull on the many cars of his prestigious brand he began in 1963 to compete with rival Ferrari. Lamborghini was born in 1916, and the new Centenario was built to celebrate his 100th birthday. Built on the Aventador Super Veloce chassis, complete with a powertrain giving it an advantage in lightness and a formidable 740 hp. With further tuning, the Centenario gleans nearly 20 more ponies from the V12 and loses 11 pounds, while gaining significant downforce and cooling from its body design. Every exterior detail was designed with function in mind to manage drag and improve downforce. Making history of its own, the Centenario is the first Lamborghini to employ rear-wheel steering. With only 20 models in the works and a price tag of $1.9 million each, Forza Horizon 3 will likely be the only place most of us will get a chance to experience it.
Built on the chassis of a Lamborghini Aventador SV, the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 features an uptuned version of the 6.5L (6,498 cc) naturally aspirated V12 engine found in each Lamborghini Aventador model, codenamed L539. The engine now produces 759 hp (566 kW), while the torque output of 509 ft·lb (690 N·m) is still the same. The car also still features a seven-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission like in the Aventador. Unique to the car is its use of four-wheel steering.
The Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 is capable of doing 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of at least 217 mph (350 km/h), same as each Aventador variant.
In the interior of the car, the inscription "0 di 20" (0 of 20) can be found in the interior near the windscreen on the driver's side, and highlights which number of the limited 20 coupé production run the car is. Lamborghini Light Design can also be found inscribed within the headlights and taillights of the Centenario.
The Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4's performance is very similar to that of the Lamborghini Veneno, with powerful, mid-to-high revving V12 engines paired with AWD drivetrains that favor quick launches and acceleration (0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and 0-100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.4 seconds), responsive and sharp steering, and efficient braking. In contrast, though, the Centenario has a higher top speed of 230 mph (371 km/h) yet is slightly slower in launching off the line despite being faster to 100 mph (161 km/h) by 0.3 seconds. This is because the Centenario is also heavier by 165 lb (75 kg), which would give the Veneno the edge in acceleration and braking.
Unlike the Veneno, the Centenario has a wider range of upgrades, including aero upgrades and a wider range of engine upgrades.