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Lamborghini Centenario from Maisto

I blame the Reventon for a lot of things; mainly for ruining the silky smooth lines of the Murecielago and Gallardo after it inspired their facelift designs. Another thing it brought about was an onslaught of super-limited, million dollar “special edition” Lamborghini’s. After the Reventon, we got the Sesto Elemento, Veneno, and most recently, the Centenario.

It’s release coincided with Ferrucio’s 100th birthday, and was limited to 40 examples. Production was split down the middle with coupes and convertibles.

Based on the Aventador, Lamborghini bumped up the mighty V12 to 760 horsepower. It’s ridiculous acceleration matched it ridiculous looks, sprinting to 60-mph in 2.8 seconds.

This model here was actually a $15 Maisto score at Costco. This was the one model I specifically went out hunting for, because Maisto's Centenario is very impressive.

The doors of the Centenario open more in line with the butterfly style, rather than the traditional scissor style of iconic Lamborghini’s. The active aero wing on the back of the car is fully functional too.

This ain’t your Dad’s Maisto, the details are smooth and crisp. No mounting post on the lights and no wonky tire alignment. Sure there’s some orange peel in the paint, but I couldn’t even respray this thing for $15. One of the three exhaust ports is a touch off if you really wanted to pull out your tiny laser level.

Originally posted on LaLD.co/1828211840

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