Lamborghini Veneno is introduced by CEO and Chairman Stephan Winkelmann during a preview of Volkswagen Group earlier this week.
John LeBlanc for National PostOnly three examples of the $4.7 million Lamborghini Veneno will be made. And yes, they are already sold.
GENEVA, Switzerland – “Bruce Wayne called. He wants his Batmobile back,” was only one of the pithy remarks floating around the halls of Geneva’s Palexpo after the unveiling of Lamborghini’s cartoonishly styled Veneno super sports car. “It’s gonna cost how much?” was another.
The mid-engine, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4-based Veneno is yet another of the Italian super sports car maker’s ultra-exclusive models, similar to its Reventon (a rebodied Murcielago of which only 35 copies were built), and the one-off Aventador J.
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Funnily enough (or maybe not, if you’ve already written Lamborghini a cheque), the Veneno isn’t as exclusive as the $3.2-million Aventador J. Three times as many Venenos will be made, yet Lamborghini is asking for a cool $4.7-million for each. As such, the Veneno seems more like an exercise in one-upping the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 than anything else. With “only” 740 horsepower on tap from a retuned V12 borrowed from the around $400,000 Aventador, the new Lamborghini “racing prototype” looks a bit pricey when compared to the $1.4-million McLaren P1’s 903 hp rating and the estimated $1.8-million LaFerrari’s 950 hp number.
Lamborghini hasn’t released acceleration times for the Veneno. But based on its power-to-weight ratio, it should equal the Aventador’s 2.9 second zero to 96 km/h run. But at least for the additional (cough, cough) $4.3-million, the Veneno’s top speed has been raised from 350 km/h to 357.