This week we talked about the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder and now time has come to check out the ultra-exclusive and limited Lamborghini Veneno. It was developed to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary and will be limited to just three units which have already been sold for no less than 3 million euros or $3.8 million each. The car has received its name after José Sánchez Rodríguez who was fatally injured in a 1914 bullfight. According to the Italian supercar maker, the Veneno is capable of offering “optimum downforce with minimal drag” as well as “exceptional dynamics”.
The car is based on the Aventador but comes with a new aerodynamic body featuring huge air channels which have the role of directing the airflow up and away from the hypercar. We also notice the exciting as ever scissor doors, Y-shaped headlights, huge diffuser, four tailpipe exhaust setup and an adjustable rear wing. It also rides on a new set of alloy wheels which have been exclusively developed for this model, while at the back we notice an impressive ventilated engine cover featuring a massive central-mounted “shark” fin which not only provides additional downforce but it also improves stability, especially at higher speeds.
It is important to mention that each of the three production models will be wearing a metallic grey paint matched with visible carbon fiber sections as well as tri-color accents as a tribute to the Italian flag. The one showcased last month at the Geneva Motor Show was a prototype wearing all three colors, but the production versions will get only one of the three.
Moving inside the cabin of the Lamborghini Veneno, we notice forged composite seats, a revised instrument cluster and a woven carbon fiber Carbon Skin trim. Powering the supercar is the same V12 6.5-liter engine inside the Aventador but it has been further tuned to output no less than 750 HP (552 kW). It is linked to a 7-speed ISR gearbox and a full-time all-wheel drive setup.
With a curb weight of 3,190 lbs (1,450 kg), the Veneno will need a mere 2.8 seconds from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h), on its way to a top speed of 220 mph (355 km/h).