A fierce fighting bull provided the inspiration to the Lamborghini Veneno. According to Lamborghini, Veneno is one of the strongest and most aggressive fighting bulls recorded in history. He famously wounded in 1914 a torero named Jose Sanchez Rodriguez during a bullfight in Andalusia, Spain.
The motoring public first saw a glimpse of it during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, where it was unveiled.
The Veneno was introduced as a limited production car based on the Lamborghini Aventador. Its name literally translates to ‘venom’ in Portuguese and Spanish.
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Lamborghini Veneno Specifications
|Length||5,020 mm (197.64 inches)|
|Width||2,075 mm (81.69 inches)|
|Height||1,165 mm (45.87 inches)|
|Weight||1,490 kg (3,280 Pounds)|
|Fuel Delivery||Naturally Aspirated|
|Number of Gears||7|
|Engine Size||6.5 Litre|
|Top Speed||354 km/h (220 mph)|
|Power||552 kW (740 bhp)|
|List Price (US)||$4,500,000|
Lamborghini Veneno 2013 Model
There were only three units of the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno. This gives you an idea of how rare this sports car is.
The first model of the Lamborghini was optimized for superior aerodynamics and stability. It is a racing prototype that provides motorists with a true, dynamic experience of a roadster.
It is very lightweight thanks to its carbon fiber frame. It is powered by an eye-popping, 6.5 liter V engine that can deliver 552 kW (740 horsepower).
You could easily mistake the Lamborghini Veneno for Batman’s Batmobile. To say that it has an extreme exterior design would be an understatement.
Its front, for instance, has huge aerodynamic wings with huge channels. This design lets the air to arrive in the front hood.
It also features Y-shaped angular headlamps that stretch into the scissor doors and fenders. It can be argued that this design is a first on any Lamborghini model.
The rear lights also take a Y-shaped design, with its engine cover having six-wedge openings.
The Veneno has large wheel arches on its front and rear. It also has a diffuser placed discreetly behind four huge exhaust pipes. There are also large openings for improved ventilation to the engine. An adjustable rear wing, meanwhile, is based on the company’s motorsport experience.
Lamborghini Veneno Interior
You’ll be even more impressed when you go inside the Lamborghini Veneno. The carbon fiber use continues on the interior.
There are two lightweight bucket seats inside this sports car. It is made from the patented Forged Composite of Lamborghini. The cockpit, on the other hand, is constructed from woven carbon-fibre.
The instrument panel will make you feel like you’re driving a futuristic car. It has aggressive graphics and features such as G-meter, which give you all the necessary information needed in controlling the car.
Lamborghini Veneno Engine and Performance
In terms of performance, the Veneno is a sports car in the truest sense of the world. Its V12 engine delivers 552 kW (740 horsepower). Power is delivered to the wheels via a single clutch, 7-speed automated transmission. It has a maximum speed of 221 miles an hour. It can zoom from 0-100km/h (0-60 mph) in 2.8 seconds.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
The Lamborghini Veneno also comes in a roadster version. This model has the same engine as that of the coupe version.
The main difference, though, is that the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster had no roof. It also has more units available. There are only 9 units of this version, which come with an exorbitant $4.5 million price tag. That’s still a lot considering that the coupe version only had 3 units.
The look of the roadster is very similar to the coupe. It also has a huge aerodynamic wing plus large channels and Y-shaped angular headlights.
The exterior of the roadster is made of all-carbon fiber. There is also large vents fitted to cool the big, V12 engine of the car. An adjustable rear wing, meanwhile, imposes the necessary down force.
However, the Lamborghini Veneno roadster is different from other roadster models which have an adjustable top. The lack of a roof gives it a unique look. Instead, it has a stable rollover bar to monocoque which is visible from the interior especially from the central tunnel.
Similar to the Coupe, the Roadster version of the Lamborghini Veneno also had bucket seats made from Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite. The entire cockpit, as well as the headliner, were made from CarbonSkin in an effort to reduce the overall weight of the car.
In terms of the color, the only choice for the Veneno roadster is the Rosso Veneno.
Because of the similar engine used in the Roadster version of the Veneno, the performance of both models is basically the same. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0 -60mph) in around 2.9 seconds, just a split second slower than the Coupe version. It can also achieve a top speed of 354 km/h (220 mph).
The engine is linked to an ISR transmission featuring five modes. It also has a permanent all-wheel drive system that supplies power to all wheels. Another prominent feature of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is its racing chassis with push-road suspension and damper units.
The Roadster also features a carbon ceramic braking system that further makes it very light and easy to drive.
Lamborghini Veneno Price
The Lamborghini Veneno is one of the rarest cars in the world. After all, its price starts at around $3.9 million. Suffice to say, only a handful of individuals on the planet are fortunate (and wealthy) enough to own one.
The prices of second hand Lamborghini Venenos are even a lot higher than their original prices. A second hand Veneno Roadster, for instance, can command a staggering $7.5 million in the market.
Lamborghini Veneno Owners
As mentioned earlier, you can count on your fingers the number of people who are lucky enough to own a Lamborghini Veneno.
Some of the known owners of Lamborghini Venenos is Antoine Dominic from Long Island, and Kris Singh, managing director of Tequesta Investments in Florida. Both of them paid $4 million for their cars. Another unit was said to have been delivered to the Middle East sometime in 2014.
The Italian carmaker has announced that it won’t be building new units of the Veneno. So your only chance of owning or driving one is to find an owner who’s willing to part with his prized possession.
Suffice to say; those Lamborghini Venenos will become more expensive in the years to come. Those are rare vehicles you can only dream of seeing, much more having the opportunity to ride or drive them.
- 1 Check Out This Amazing Lamborghini Veneno Video
- 2 Lamborghini Veneno SOUND - Start Up and REVS!!
- 3 Lamborghini Veneno Specifications
- 4 Lamborghini Veneno 2013 Model
- 5 Lamborghini Veneno Interior
- 6 Lamborghini Veneno Engine and Performance
- 7 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
- 8 Lamborghini Veneno Price
- 9 Lamborghini Veneno Owners