The Lamborghini Veneno made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Only
three unique units of the Lamborghini Veneno will be built and sold. Its design
is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability, giving
the Veneno the real dynamic experience of a racing prototype, yet it is fully
homologated for the road. With a maximum output of 750 hp (552 kW), the Veneno
accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds while the top speed for this
street-legal racing car stands at 221 mph (355 km/h).
It is priced at about $4,500,000 and all three units have already been sold to customers. Reportedly, two of them are bound for the US.
The engine is a development of the Aventador's 6.5-liter V12 and is a thrilling combination of absolute high-revving frenzy and phenomenal pulling power. Its output has been raised to 750 hp (552 kW), facilitated through enlarged intake paths, optimized thermodynamics, a slightly higher rated rpm and an exhaust system with even lower back pressure. The ISR manual gearbox, permanent all-wheel drive and pushrod suspension have all been specifically adjusted to meet the demands of the Veneno.
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.
Lamborghini Veneno Design
The 2013 Lamborghini Veneno brings the aerodynamic efficiency of a racing prototype to the road. Every detail of its form pursues a clear function - exceptional dynamics, optimum downforce with minimal drag and perfect cooling of the high-performance engine. Yet the Veneno is unmistakably a Lamborghini; it sticks firmly to the consistent design philosophy of all the super sports cars from Sant'Agata Bolognese. That includes the extreme proportions, as well as the powerfully arrow-shaped front end and the interplay between razor-sharp lines and precise surfaces.
The entire front end of the Lamborghini Veneno has been laid out for perfect airflow and downforce. The front end works as a large aerodynamic wing. Large channels guide the air to the outlets in the front hood and in front of the windshield, as well as to the front wheels. Characteristic for Lamborghini is the Y shape of the angular headlamps that reach well into the fenders as well as the scissor doors.
The division of the fenders from the car body is a reference to the world of sport prototypes and optimizes at the same time the aerodynamic flow. The side line of the Veneno is therefore dominated by enormous sills and the mighty wheel arches front and rear. Here, too, sophisticated aerodynamics ensure perfect airflow to the large openings for engine cooling and intake air.