The Lamborghini Veneno is a limited-run vehicle that will first be seen at the Geneva Auto Show in 2013. All three models were sold prior to its release. Rumor has it that this model will be powered by a 740-horsepower V-12 engine and feature a 220 mph top speed.
The Lamborghini Veneno hit the scene to a relatively lukewarm reception at best, but the lack of media and enthusiast frenzy sure didn’t stop it from planning a roadster version. The new Veneno Roadster was unveiled this past weekend, and there are few differences between it and the coupe model.
The typical roadster has a top that the driver can raise and lower at his demand, but the Veneno is no typical car. Instead, Lamborghini opted to hack the top off altogether.
In terms of overall design, the Veneno Roadster looks nearly identical to its coupe brother, so it retains that crazy exterior look, with exception to it lack of a roof.
Unlike the coupe versio, which was limited to just three units, Lamborghini will limit the new Veneno Roadster to nine units. Each will carry a price tag of $4.5 million.
Update 12/2/2013: The $4.5 million Veneno recently made its public debut in Abu Dhabi. The venue for the unveiling was something out of a Hollywood movie scene. That would be, an aircraft carrier. "We are honoured that Lamborghini was chosen to represent the Italian car industry in the UAE, as a perfect example of iconic Italian super sports cars, and that we have the opportunity to show the Veneno roadster for the first time in Abu Dhabi," said Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann during the press conference.
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It looks like Lamborghini learned nothing from all the critics theVeneno coupe received ever since its official launch and decided to still offer a roadster version of this rather strange supercar. Today we bring you what appears to be the first leaked images of the new Veneno Roadster and yes, is still as ugly as the coupe, despite the cool red exterior paint.
The roadster version will be equipped with the same carbon fiber exterior kit and will be offered with no roof, because it looks like the company wants to offer its customers "an intense driving experience." The model will only be equipped with a rollover bar and a pat on the back.
Unlike the Veneno Coupe, the roadster version will be built in nine units. Each will be priced at £3.3 million - or about $5,3 million an the current exchange rates. The color you see here is called "Rosso Veneno" and will be exclusively offered for the roadster version. Don’t worry, if you don’t like it you can still choose between a wide range of exterior paints.
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Prior to it hitting the Pebble Beach Concourse, the Veneno will make its North American debut on August 16th, at The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering , which will also bring into focus classic Lamborghini models, like the 1963 350 GTV. Veneno’s unveiling in Monterey is part of Lamborghini’s celebration of its 50th anniversary.
"We’re celebrating 100 years of innovation in half the time – what better way than by showing the first Lamborghini ever built alongside our latest racing prototype and road-going super sports car - the Veneno."
The $4 million supercar will be delivered to its lucky owners later this year.
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When it comes to looks, the new Lamborghini Veneno is definitely not in our list of favorite cars, but that nasty growl its engine makes surely tops the list. YouTube user NM2255 had the chance to catch one of only three Veneno units while it was being carefully loaded onto a truck. You can imagine how lucky he was, as there is pretty much no chance of seeing this $4 million supercar in the real world.
He managed to shoot both the exterior and the interior of the supercar, and the driver was kind enough to rev the V-12 engine for him. The engine delivers a total of 750 horsepower and sprints the Veneno from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 221 mph.
If you ask us, the Veneno should have been the perfect Lamborghini , that of course if the company hadn’t lost their freaking minds in the design studio.
There are two models that we have all been awaiting to debut at Geneva. The first of those two models has been teased to the point that we pretty much already know what it will look like – the F70 by Ferrari – and the other has remained relatively mysterious. This mysterious model is the 50th anniversary vehicle from Lamborghini. Well, now the script has been flipped on its ear, as the official details on the new Veneno supercar have been released with just a few hours before its Geneva debut.
Like with all the other Lambo supercars, the new Venevo takes its name from the fighting arena: Veneno is one of the strongest and most aggressive fighting bulls ever. In 1914 he wounded the famous torero José Sánchez Rodríguez during the bullfight in the arena Sanlúcar de Barrameda’s, Andalusia, Spain.
Even though we are sorry to do it, we have to start this good news with bad news: the new Lamborghini Veneno will be limited to only three units, and despite its huge price tag of €3 million ($3.9 million at the current exchange rates), the model is already sold out!
Updated 03/11/2013: Today we have added a series of new images for the Veneno taken on the Geneva floor, plus a new video shot at the same show. Enjoy!
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