I've always like the Veneno. It looks like the Audi R18 race car that was just coming out that year. Le Mans race cars are some of the most technologically advanced ones out there, so looking like one is not a bad thing.
But I'm not so sure about the Centenario. It's not ugly, but it doesn't strike you in the same way that a LaFerrari does. A sports car should be rounded at the bottom to appear lean, but this looks like a statue that took a walk with the plinth still attached.
If there is one thing that makes a supercar more enjoyable, it's taking the roof off. Lamborghini did it very successfully with the Veneno. But we believe that the response to that car was much more positive than it's been for the Centenario. In case you have a few million euros around the house and are wondering what the latest V12 machine would look like without a roof, here is a rendering of the Centenario Roadster by Theophilus Chin.
With no roof in place, it's much easier to look at the interior for everybody else and also easier for the driver to get an ear full of V12 engine.
The Centenario is made up completely of carbon fiber and made for a breathtaking sight at the Geneva Motor Show. It's one of those vehicles that looks more interesting in the flesh. There are going to be 20 coupes and 20 roadsters and, naturally, all have already been spoken for. All will be powered by the familiar 6.5-liter V12 engine, but this time, it's pushing 770 horsepower and redlines at 8.500rpm.