Flashy, kitted-out dream machines powering around the streets of Southern California? It isn't an unusual sight whatsoever.
Add those day-to-day sightings to the annual LA Auto Show, and the upcoming Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance on Father's Day, and you have a city that frequently hosts fantasy automobiles of all sorts, styles, and price points.
Another Wilshire Boulevard-close auto event will roll just about a week ahead of the free Concours, and it has one buzzed-about, bells-and-whistle-laden star: a Lamborghini Centenario.
What to do, where to go and what to see
An ultra-shiny symbol created to celebrate the centennial of Ferruccio Lamborghini's birth, the Centenario was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this spring. And leading the many Centenario-related headlines that surrounded its first bow? This: The company will only make 40 of them.
As in, three dozen plus four. That's it. Half'll be roadsters, the other 20 coupés, and all are expected to be on the roads of the world by the close of 2016. Vintage cars can be rarer, but a modern release of only 40 cars under one designation is, of course, quite unusual.
The price for that rarity? The car's window tag can hold a lot of zeroes: It's a pinch under $2,000,000.
This exclusive ride is readying for its official North American debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum, at Wilshire and Fairfax. The day? Saturday, June 11. The party? There's a Lamborghini Cruise-In, with dozens of tony vehicles set to show for the early morning gathering.
If you want a Centenario, here's the hard fact: They're sold out. But you can see a model, right here in LA, as a host of flashy Lamborghinis come to a stop atop the garage at the Petersen Automotive Museum.