Stunning Ducati Streetfighter “Centauro” Celebrates Italian Art with Lamborghini

A new collaboration between Ducati and Lamborghini has been launched as a celebration of Italian art, designed by the artist Paolo Troilo

Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini Speciale Clienti Centauro.

Another collaboration between Ducati and Lamborghini has this time involved the Italian artist Paolo Troilo.

Based on the Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini Speciale Clienti, Troilo’s work is named Centauro and is a sequel to Minotauro, which used the Lamborghini Huracan Evo as a base in 2021. The Speciale Clienti is based on the ‘standard’ Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini, which means 208bhp and 90.4lb ft from the 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine. The Speciale Clienti was made available only in 63 units, and one of the 63 owners also happens to be the owner of Minoauro, hence the connection between the two.

Troilo, 72, used his, as Ducati calls it, “hyper-realistic finger painting” technique on Centauro, in a design which covers the unfaired Streetfighter’s bodywork entirely. We reckon it looks pretty damn good, especially compared to MV Agusta’s Superveloce Arsham from last year, even if we’d have our Streetfighter in a more traditional red, given the choice. The backwards-rotated right hand on the right-hand side of the tank, just below the twist-grip, is a particularly nice touch, if perhaps a little cliche as a motorcycling motif.

Ducati says the design “combines myth and reality, embodying a superhuman strength that merges with the rationality enhanced by the shapes and volumes of the Streetfighter V4, thus transmitting power and a boundless sense of confidence in one's abilities.”

Centauro will be displayed, alongside Minotauro, to the public in Bologna’s Galleria Cavour until 5 February. Additionally, a video has been published by Ducati showing the creation of the project and the realisation of the artistic concept.

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