The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster was officially unveiled at The Quail earlier this week as part of Monterey Car Week 2016. The special edition hypercar will spawn just 20 copies with the entire production run already spoken for. The Roadster will sit alongside the Coupe, of which 20 will be produced.

The design of the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster is unsurprising given that the world had already seen the Centenario Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. Predictably it goes topless, although what is surprising is that the Centenario Roadster offers no protection from the elements. Don’t expect to see many of these on the daily commute!

Unlike the Reventon Roadster, the Centenario Roaster is available in practically endless colour variations. The example on display at The Quail includes a matte light gray scheme called Argento Centenario with contrasting carbon fibre and yellow accents. The Geneva show car was naked carbon fibre; we expect most owners will opt for carbon fibre.

The bodywork is bespoke carbon fibre. The side features hexagonal side glass while other characteristic parts include a dramatic grille, predatory air intakes, and a “blown” diffuser. Both sides and front feature a side skirt which runs around the exterior of the body.

Under the exterior hides a Lamborghini Aventador platform. It gets a mid-engine V12 from the Aventador together with an all-wheel-drive powertrain. Power is 19 hp more that the Aventador SV, pushing 759 hp in total for on 0 to 100 km/h time of 2.8 seconds and a 350 km/h top speed. Its innovation is the new rear-wheel-steering system which will likely make its way into the Aventador’s replacement in future years.

Deliveries are expected towards the end of 2016, continuing into 2017. Owners will pay around $250,000 more for the Roadster making the total price approximately $2.23 million.

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster (22)

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