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Rare Lamborghini Centenario Hitting the Auction Block in Dubai Next Month

Throughout its 11-year production run from 2011 to 2022, the Lamborghini Aventador gave birth to numerous special editions and unique models. One of them was the Centenario, a supercar built in 40 copies, half of which were coupes and the other half roadsters.
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Photo: RMSothebys
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Made in 2016-2017, the Lamborghini Centenario was a marvelous ode to Ferruccio Lamborghini's 100th birthday, a true coach-built model with exotic looks inside and out and a great V12 engine mounted behind the seats, backed up by a seven-speed automated manual transmission and all-wheel drive.

You're looking at the same power unit sourced from its more mainstream sibling, the Aventador, which the electrified Revuelto replaced in the meantime. The naturally aspirated 6.5-liter unit kicked out 759 hp (770 ps/566 kW) at 8,500 rpm and developed 509 pound-feet (690 Nm) of torque at 5,500 rpm when this exotic model rolled off the line.

Performance was certainly something to write home about, as it didn’t only look fast while standing still, but it was also capable of sprinting to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kph) in just 2.8 seconds. The Sant'Agata Bolognese marque quoted the Coupe's top speed at over 217 mph (350 kph), identical to the Roadster, which was one-tenth slower to sixty-two.

Lamborghini Centenario
Photo: RMSothebys
It's an automotive celebration whenever such a rare ride ends up on the used car market, and the example pictured above is looking for a new home. It is a 2017 model with a stealthy matte black look, a few red accents on the lower parts of the body and the brake calipers, and dark wheels. The interior mixes the same two hues, and it looks brand new despite being made seven years ago.

Unfortunately, the vendor didn't release any details about it at the time of writing. However, we can see that its digital instrument cluster reveals that it had only 66 miles (112 km) at the time of cataloging, which explains the fresh look inside and out.

Naturally, these rides tend to change hands for a lot of money, and this 2017 Lamborghini Centenario Coupe won't be an exception. The rare Italian supercar will hit the auction block in Dubai on March 9, part of an event hosted by RMSothebys. The auction house believes it will go for $2-$2.5 million, and if that's true, then it will be way more affordable than that Roadster we covered almost two years ago.

Mind you, that is still more than most of us will ever afford to pay for anything, and anyone with such a ginormous budget looking for a new set of wheels is spoiled for choice. But would you really blow it all on this Centenario? We probably wouldn't, as numerous attractive models out there cost way less.
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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