Lamborghini Centenario Roadster @ Bonhams Bonmont Sale

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster @ Bonhams Bonmont Sale


Estimate: CHF2,500,000 - CHF3,000,000  /  £ 2,200,000 - £ 2,700,000  Chassis no. ZHWEZ5ZD6HLA06873 

2017 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster delivered new to Switzerland; one of only 20 examples built

• Ultra-rare Lamborghini supercar
• Single owner from new
• 505 kilometres recorded
• Service history available
• Most recent service in October 2023
• Saudi registration document

At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Lamborghini unveiled their stunning new Centenario supercar, a model created to celebrate would would have been company founder Ferrucio Lamborghini's 100th birthday. The Centenario was based on the Aventador SV, retaining the latter's carbon-fibre monocoque and aluminium front and rear subframes. The original Aventador LP 700-4 had been launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, replacing the ageing Murcièlago as the Sant'Agata factory's flagship model, and was the latest in a line of spectacular supercars from Lamborghini stretching back to the iconic Miura of 1966. Designed by Filippo Perini, the new mid-engine coupé borrowed heavily from Lamborghini's limited edition Reventón and the Estoque concept car. One of its more striking features was the scissor doors - a 21st Century supercar 'must have'.

Like its predecessors, the newcomer was powered by a V12 engine. Amazingly, this was Lamborghini's first all-new power unit since the Giotto Bizzarrini-designed V12 that had debuted back in 1963 in the company's first road car: the 350GT. The Aventador's 6.5-litre quad-cam V12 produced an impressive 690bhp, which reached the ground via a seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox and electronically controlled four-wheel drive transmission. A top speed of 349km/h (217mph) was claimed by the factory, yet the French Sport Auto magazine managed to wind 'their' car up to 370km/h (230mph).

The original Aventador LP700-4 was phased out after five years in production, since when there have been numerous progressively improved versions, plus, of course, the inevitable 'special edition' models. The first upgrade of the original Aventador - the SV (Super Veloce) - broke cover at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015. The newcomer's uprated V12 engine now produced a maximum output of 740hp, while the increased use of carbon-fibre reduced the weight by 50kg (110lb). The SV also also featured improved aerodynamics, with downforce increased by 180% over the original Aventador. Aerodynamic upgrades included a revised front splitter and rear diffuser together with a fixed carbon-fibre-reinforced rear wing. Chassis rigidity was increased, while running gear highlights included electronically assisted steering, push-rod suspension, and magnetorheological dampers. Deliveries began in the second quarter of 2015, with production limited to 600 units, and ended in July 2017.

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