The Raging Bull from Sant’Agata has made some of the most iconic cars in the past half-century. Certainly, the Lamborghini Centenario belongs in the top ranks. It was created as a commemoration of founder Ferrucio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday.
Although it makes – and this cannot be debated – the most entertaining super cars in the world, the manufacturer is not without fault. Because a car without faults is boring. Right, Lexus? The major issue was an incorrect GVWR label. That acronym stands for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. Which means the wrong weight was printed on a piece of sticker.
Toyota and Lexus’ cars have been recalled for sudden acceleration. All cars that had airbags made by Takata were recalled because said airbags do not inflate in the event of a crash. And who can forget Volkswagen ‘s Dieselgate? BMW had recalls because of failing water pumps and solenoid valves. For Lamborghini, it is stickers.
Of course, it will be changed at the dealership free of charge. But if it were our car, I wouldn’t really mind changing them. Who knows, that ‘wrong’ sticker might be worth fortunes someday. Think of early Porsche 911’s that were named 901. 82 cars were badged as such before Peugeot objected of the naming scheme as it has owned the rights of naming such cars with “0” in the middle. Also, for reference, Enzo Ferrari skipped numbers in ‘numbering’ Ferrari 250 GTO’s to imply that he has produced 100 units to adhere to FIA’s homologation rules. The truth is only 39 cars were built.. It costs a small island for a Ferrari 250 GTO to change hands. This is how I picture the Centenario’s future – if the sticker does not change.
Perhaps this is the most powerful Aventador-derived model Lamborghini has ever produced. The naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 produces a heart-stopping 759 hp. Only 40 examples have been produced, including 20 hardtops and 20 roadsters. All 40 have been sold for £1.6 million each, before options. Expect figures to rise in the next five years.