• 2013 Lamborghini Veneno

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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!

Hit the jump to read more about the new Lamborghini Veneno.

  • 2013 Lamborghini Veneno
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    Seven-speed ISR automated manual transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    750
  • Displacement:
    6.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.8 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    221 mph
  • Price:
    3900000
  • body style:

Exterior

2013 Lamborghini Veneno High Resolution Exterior
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The new Veneno brings one of the most extreme exterior designs we have seen on any supercar coming from Sant’Agata Bolognese. While rumors suggested it will be based on the Aventador, it turns out the new Veneno has nothing in common with the previous supercar.

The car’s front features a large aerodynamic wing with huge channels that allows the air to arrive in the front hood, front of the windshield and the front wheels. A first on a Lamborghini model are those Y-shaped angular headlamps that run deep into the fenders and the scissor doors.

When viewed from the side, the new Veneno received enormous sills and even larger wheel arches on the front and rear. For the rear, Lamborghini installed a substantial diffuser hiding the four sizable exhaust pipes divided by a splitter. There are also large openings that provide better ventilation to the engine bay and, of course, an adjustable rear wing inspired by the company’s experience in motorsport. The rear lights also feature a Y-shaped design, while the engine cover features six wedge-shaped openings that help cooling the V-12 beast.

Each part of the supercar’s exterior is made of carbon fiber combined with an all-new, grey metallic-look color for the rest of the body. The model that will be displayed in Geneva, which will remain property of Lamborghini, will display all three colors of the Italian flag, while the three units offered to customers will offer each just one color of the flag.

Interior

2013 Lamborghini Veneno Interior
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The use of carbon fiber continues on the interior where Lamborghini lets the carbon-fiber monocoque remain visible in the area of the central tunnel and the sills.

The new Veneno is equipped with two lightweight bucket seats made from Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite, and the cockpit will be made in woven carbon-fiber.

The instrument panel has been completely redesigned and features aggressive graphics and some additional features, like the G-meter, which provides all necessary information to the driver for control of the car.

Drivetrain

2013 Lamborghini Veneno High Resolution Exterior
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Under the hood, the three lucky owners of the Veneno will get an improved version of the 6.5 liter V-12 engine found in the Aventador. The engine receives enlarged intake paths, optimized thermodynamics, a slightly higher rated rpm and an exhaust system with even lower back pressure that all add up to an output of 750 horsepower.

The new Veneno is also 275 pounds lighter than the Aventador, so its performance numbers are quite stunning: 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph.

The engine is mated to an ISR manual gearbox and permanent all-wheel drive - all specifically adjusted to meet the demands of the Veneno.

Engine 6.5-liter V-12 engine
Horsepower 750 Horsepower
0 to 60 mph 2.8 seconds
Top speed 221 mph

Prices

The new Lamborghini Veneno is priced at €3 million ($3.9 million at the current exchange rates). It will be limited to only 3 units and all of them have been already spoken for.

Competition

2013 Lamborghini Veneno High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Finding a competitor for the new Lamborghini Veneno can be pretty difficult because it is not every day you have the chance to see a supercar priced at almost $4 million. And to be completely honest with you, there is no point discussion the competition when it’s clear no one will actually be driving it.

Still, for the rest of the world - except of course - those three lucky people, there are a few other alternatives when it comes about high-performance supercars.

Ferrari F12berlinetta

2013 Ferrari F12 berlinetta High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Not as exclusive as the new Veneno its true, but the F12berlinetta delivers pretty much the same output and it does not have the same exorbitant price: it is priced at "only" $370,000. The F12berlinetta is powered by a V-12 engine with an output of 740 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and a peak torque of 508 pound-feet at 6,000 rpm. Its goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph.

Conclusion

2013 Lamborghini Veneno High Resolution Exterior
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The new Veneno is another supercar built by Lamborghini just to prove us what amazing things it is capable to develop. The problem is that pretty much no one will be able to enjoy the car, but still, we can appreciate a great thing just by watching it.

  • Leave it
    • Just three units
    • Very expensive
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8 comments:

  (1) posted on 06.21.2015

@karla_race on 03.12.2013

Veneno means poison in most latin languages, you probably heard it somewhere and now subconsciously your brain made that connection.

  (1) posted on 06.10.2014

very nice indeed. but why only 3 units? price is not really a big thing for the billionaires....wish i hit the next powerball this week....and if they ever build the 4th one i can....ah...forget ’bout it. i will just buy american car....smiley

  (548) posted on 04.12.2013

I like the bluish color of the car since it makes it more cute and fascinating to see. It is good to see a beautiful car to be combined with the powerful and fastest Lamborghini concept. I agree that the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno car is gorgeous.

  (397) posted on 03.12.2013

not a fan of the type, but I can appreciate it and I think is one of the best options for those who wanna be different than the others.

  (377) posted on 03.12.2013

Surely, this is a vehicle that everybody whould like or even love to drive. Isn’t so?!

  (349) posted on 03.12.2013

I cant say why, but when I look to this car I think about a snakes head....

  (346) posted on 03.12.2013

I cant understand this obsession they have: to put the 3 colors of their flag on every gorgeous car. I dont need them to remember the origins f the company.

  (341) posted on 03.12.2013

Oh my God! What a design! This car is really impressive and I believe it worths all the money.

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