The car maker says that the Roadster displays a “new design direction for Lamborghini accentuated by clean surfaces and superb reflections as ‘form follows function’ “.
Built on a carbonfibre monocoque with carbonfibre body parts, the Roadster’s design includes an extending rear wing for increased downforce at speed. According to vehicle dynamic conditions and Driving Mode chosen, the wing extends to 150mm and rotates up to 15 degrees for optimal aerodynamic efficiency in high performance conditions, claims Lamborghini.
The model employs rear-wheel-steering for increasing agility and uses Pirelli PZero tyres, sitting on a set of bespoke rims – 20 inches in size at the front and 21 inches at the rear – specifically developed for rear-wheel steering. The wheels’ fan shape design hide ducts extracting hot air from the carbon ceramic brakes.
The model also gets a new infotainment system with 10.1-inch touchscreen which enables internet browsing and Apple CarPlay.
For track enthusiasts, the system includes a telemetry function so drivers can record and compare speeds, times, lateral and G force data, while two optional interior cameras can record the experience.
Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali said:“Lamborghini prides itself on the relentless pursuit of experimentation. We are proud to unleash Centenario’s further potential in the form of a classic roadster; the perfect harmony between innovation and timeless design. This unique engineering achievement is a befitting tribute to Lamborghini’s extraordinary past and a preview of its brilliant future.
“Centenario Roadster embraces the cutting edge characteristics of its coupé sibling and embraces the freedom of a true open-top super sports car for a pure drive experience.”
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