Why You'll Hardly Find Any Lamborghini Centenarios On The Road

If you catch a glimpse of a Lamborghini Centenario racing down the street, consider yourself an incredibly lucky person. There are only 40 of them in the world. Lamborghini is no stranger to making extremely exclusive and limited-edition vehicles that sell for millions. Only 112 Countach LPI 800-4, 63 Sián FKP 37, and 19 Sián Roadsters were made, per Lambo Cars.

Lamborghini calls this select group of limited edition sports cars the "Few-Off." They also include: Sesto Elemento, Reventón (Coupe), Reventón Roadster, Aventador J, and the Veneno Roadster which only saw 9 units produced, as well as the Veneno, even more limited, with only 3 units made.

No matter how exclusive and extreme Lamborghini models are, however, they always sell out. Some of these vehicles are purely technology demonstrations, like the Sián that in 2019 revealed the hybrid power future of Lamborghini, combining the iconic V12 engine with the world-first use of a supercapacitor for a hybrid solution. With 819 horsepower, 2.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph, and a top speed of more than 217 mph, the Sián peered into what was coming for Lamborghini, per Auto Futures. Other Lamborghinis, like the Centenario — Centenarian in Spanish — honor historical moments of the brand. The Centenario was released in 2016 to coincide with what would be the 100th birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini (via Lamborghini Museum).

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There are two reasons why most people will ever see a Lamborghini Centenario in action: the low number of units produced, and the price. Only 20 Centenario coupe versions and 20 Centenario roadsters were built. Despite the price of 1.75 million euros, the Centenario sold out before it was revealed during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini explained.

The number was kept low so engineers could focus on research and development, and try things that they would not dare to try on production lines. "The Centenario is an opportunity for our designers and engineers to transcend some of the constraints of series car production to achieve an incomparable result," Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann said when it was released (via Lamborghini Registry).

Its carbon fiber body, aggressive lines, and aerodynamics, along with its V12 engine, 8,500 rpm max power, electronically controlled all-wheel-drive, and 7-speed gearbox to shift to more than 217 mph earned the car a "Bad Boy" reputation. "Nothing runs faster than this," Lamborghini said.