The limited-edition Lamborghini Centenario to be built to honour the 100th birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini has already sold out, two months ahead of its official reveal at the Geneva motor show in March.
The car, based upon the Lamborghini Aventador, the car has an all-carbonfibre tub and more power from its V12 engine. It carries a price tag of 2.2m euros (about £1.64m). A total of 40 will be built - 20 coupés and 20 convertibles - and all of them are already sold to avid marque enthusiasts.
Lamborghini's founder was born on 28 April 1916 and Stephan Winkelmann, the current president and chief executive, has promised to “do something special and show it in Geneva".
He explained that the vehicle would be, “a mix of technology demonstrator and street-legal car, which is important for the people who will buy it.”
Although Lamborghini’s top brass are tight-lipped about precise technical details, the model is understood to be fitted with a significantly uprated 759bhp version of the 690bhp 6.5-litre V12 found in the Aventador. It will have extreme styling to match its mighty power output.
Autocar also understands the name ‘Centenario LP770-4’ could be used, but Winkelmann has previously confirmed to Autocar that a model name had been decided upon, and will be revealed in due course.
It is expected to be the most technologically advanced Lamborghini yet, bringing together the company’s latest developments in terms of engine technology, light weighting, aerodynamics and chassis control.