The Quail Lodge Golf Club hosts one of the premier events during the Monterey peninsula’s Car Week festivities. Nestled in Carmel Valley, low fog hanging over perfectly manicured fairways, tall old pines lining the open spaces, classic cars from Ferraris to Fiats carpet the grassy expanse. This is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, and this year, it’s the global debut of the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster.
First things first–why is this car called the Centenario? Because 2016 marks 100 years since founder Ferrucio Lamborghini’s birth. As Stefano Domenicali pointed out today during the unveiling ceremony, this year is also the 50th since the debut of the Miura.
But back to the Centenario Roadster and what’s so cool about it. As a completely limited-edition, over-the-top, semi-bespoke Lamborghini for its core customers, it’s a ludicrous machine, highly impractical, and likely to ignite the fantasies and desires of the car-obsessed young (and old) as it rips its way across the web today.
So without further ado, the five cool facts about the Lamborghini Centenario:
1. It costs 2 million euros.
2. Only 20 units are available–and they were all sold before the sheet came off the car during its global debut today.
3. It’s available in a full exposed carbon fiber finish–but no word yet if one of the 20 has been ordered that way.
4. Top speed is somewhere north of 217 mph, matching that of the coupe. Lamborghini won’t say how far north.
5. 0-60 mph happens in under 2.9 seconds, and just a hair off the pace of the coupe.