Lamborghini chief, Stephan Winkelmann, has released some preliminary details concerning next year’s special model to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini.

Lamborghini chief, Stephan Winkelmann, has released some preliminary details concerning next year’s special model to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini.

Rumors about an anniversary model turned out to be true as Lamborghini confirmed a while ago the company is working on a special model due to arrive next year. However, those rumors pointed towards a Huracan-based model, but now the top brass at Lamborghini hinted it will likely be based on the larger Aventador. Speaking to Piston Heads, Winkelmann suggested the model will follow the trend of recent crazy projects like the Veneno and will use the Aventador as its base.

He went on to specify only 20 units will be made which is why it makes more sense to use an existing platform rather than develop a new car from the ground up. While the architecture will be borrowed from a current model, Winkelmann promised it will be a “completely different car” in terms of performance, innovation, and design.

Power is expected to come from the Aventador’s V12 with around 760 hp that should be enough for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in only two and a half seconds. The model is tentatively dubbed “Centenario” and Lamborghini has already started making calls to entice potential buyers.

This was likely one of Winkelmann’s last interviews as the CEO of Lamborghini since word on the streets suggests he will leave to join Audi’s quattro division. He will likely be replaced at the helm of Lamborghini by none other than Stefano Domenicali.

A full reveal of the anniversary coupe-only Lamborghini is expected to occur in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Information about pricing has not been disclosed, but back in September we heard it will kick off at $1.9 million.

Source: pistonheads.com

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