Automobili Lamborghini presents Lamborghini Veneno to mark its 50th anniversary. The Lamborghini Veneno – the super sports car and a racing prototype will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 and only three units will be built and sold. The design focuses on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability and imparts real dynamic experience of a racing prototype to the Veneno.
With a maximum output of 750 bhp, the Veneno accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in just 2.8 seconds and the top speed for this street-legal racing car stands at 355 kmph. It is priced at three million Euros plus tax – and all three units have already been sold to customers.
The Lamborghini Veneno features a twelve-cylinder power unit with a displacement of 6.5 liters, an extremely fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive, as well as a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units. Above all, however, the Veneno benefits from the very special expertise that Automobili Lamborghini possesses in the development and execution of carbon-fiber materials – the complete chassis is produced as a CFRP monocoque, as is the outer skin of this extreme sports car. The inside, too, features innovative, Lamborghini-patented materials such as Forged Composite and CarbonSkin.
Fully in keeping with the tradition of the brand, the name of the Veneno originates from a legendary fighting bull.
Veneno is the name of one of the strongest and most aggressive fighting bulls ever. He is also famous for being one of the fastest bulls in the history of bullfighting. His name became popular in 1914, when he fatally wounded the famous torero José Sánchez Rodríguez during the bullfight in the arena Sanlúcar de Barrameda’s, Andalusia, Spain.