The 2016 Geneva Auto Show is still two weeks away, but all of a sudden the online automotive community has been turned upside down with the publication of 3D design renders that are believed to show the special celebration model from Automobili Lamborghini SpA for the 100th birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini ... a car that is believed to be called the Centenario LP770-4.
Has someone made a mistake by publishing these two weeks ahead of time ... or is this a hoax to make us look the other way while Lamborghini keeps the actual design of this highly limited hyper car a total secret until March 1 when they unveil the real car during the press conference in Geneva?
Whichever is the case, the renders are now all over the internet and they do show a very intricate design with lots of influences from earlier Bulls like the Veneno and the Egoista ... it also shows the use of clear carbon fiber that is visible on many parts of the exterior.
The wheels are featuring carbon fiber fins like we've seen on the Reventón, a limited edition model based on the Murciélago back in 2007 that was also limited to 20 units ... just like this new 2016 Centenario could be in Coupé form, rumor has it there will also be 20 Roadster versions built ... but back to the wheels, on these renders it looks like a center locking screw is used, similar to the wheels on the Veneno and the Dianthus wheels on the Aventador Superveloce.
When looking at the front of these renders it is obvious those air vents have been inspired by the Veneno, but the headlights show a totally different, horizontal Y-shape while the front bumper shows a thin, wide intake with clear carbon fiber fins, on the side of this bumper the lower fins turn upward and form a vertical stabilizer ... dry carbon fiber naturally.
A similar vertical fin is seen on the side sill just ahead of the rear wheel, where an air outlet is fitted, a reminiscent detail from the Aventador ... however note the vent ahead of the front wheel, carved into the bumper and showing a stunning carbon fiber pattern while also holding the side light ... a very nice design that shows a curve similar to the one seen on the rear wheel arch of the Countach.
The front fender on the Centenario has a slope sliding into the side sill, after which it sweeps back up in a nice curve behind the door ... naturally a large air intake is present with carbon fiber fins in a horizontal pattern, the line of this intake goes all the way up into the roof where a triangular air intake is fitted in the center tunneling air into the engine compartment.
From the looks of it there are a few glass panels on the carbon fiber engine cover, showing the majestic V12 engine underneath before heading onto a very impressive rear diffuser ... completely made from visible carbon fiber, this diffuser is already visible from the side, just behind the rear wheels ... it is obvious the Lamborghini Centenario is showing a lot of carbon fiber.
If these designs really show the new Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 will be answered in early March ...