It was only so long ago we received word that Lamborghini would be doing something special to celebrate the 100th birthday of the company's founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Considering how wacky the Volkswagen-owned organization is, we weren't sure what to expect.

Would it be more like the Egoista or perhaps the Reventon?

Monterey Car Week

Then came the Centenario. Essentially an Aventador that receive a super extravagant body kit, more unique features and an increase in power, it is a limited production automobile that has a lot of slits.

Though I will readily admit I was not completely taken by the coupe, the all-new Roadster that debuted at Quail yesterday is a bit more impressive. It could be the fact it's topless or it could also have to do with the silver color, but boy this thing is turning me around.

There are a few issues, however. For one it rings the register at 2 million Euros, not including tax, and secondly, only 20 are to be built for public consumption.

Monterey Car Week

Lamborghini's press release follows:

Lamborghini Unveils Centenario Roadster in California, USA: Fluid Open Air Elegance Meets Engineering Brilliance

  • One-off limited edition of 20 roadsters following the introduction of the coupé, all sold, at a starting price of 2 million euros plus tax

  • V12 naturally aspirated engine with 770 hp: most powerful built by Lamborghini, weight to power ratio 2.04 kg/hp

  • Lamborghini rear-wheel steering, carbon fiber monocoque and body, advanced aerodynamics

  • Touchscreen access to connected infotainment: internet, web radio, telemetry and Apple CarPlay

Sant’Agata Bolognese/Carmel, Calif. 19 August 2016 – Following the introduction of the Centenario Coupé, Lamborghini unveils the open version of its latest one-off creation to fervent collectors and enthusiasts at Monterey Car Week in California in occasion of the event “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering”. A natural successor to its coupé counterpart, the Centenario Roadster is also limited to 20 units worldwide and represents a true illustration of Lamborghini’s commitment to advance automotive design to new, inspirational heights.

The Italian icon continues to honor the centenary of its dynamic founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, with this special commemorative series. Designers were given the freedom to create an open design that embodies the progressive qualities of Lamborghini’s visionary founder and shines in an elegant environment. This next level Roadster embodies a new design direction for Lamborghini accentuated by clean surfaces and superb reflections as ‘form follows function’ – true to Lamborghini’s core design DNA. Centenario’s silhouette features low overhangs in the front and rear creating a clean, sensuous, mono-body shape.

“Lamborghini prides itself on the relentless pursuit of experimentation. We are proud to unleash Centenario’s further potential in the form of a classic roadster; the perfect harmony between innovation and timeless design. This unique engineering achievement is a befitting tribute to Lamborghini’s extraordinary past and a preview of its brilliant future. Centenario Roadster embraces the cutting edge characteristics of its coupé sibling and embraces the freedom of a true open-top super sports car for a pure drive experience” Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chief Executive Officer, said.

PEBBLE BEACH: Lamborghini Brings Out Its Secret Weapon For Quail — The Centenario ROADSTER

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