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Lamborghini Veneno: the Racing Prototype for the Road

Lamborghini Veneno: the Racing Prototype for the Road

Jul 14, 2013


To celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, the company unveiled months ago at the International Geneva Motor Show its latest and arguable, baddest supercar to date: the Lamborghini Veneno. Taking its name from one of the strongest and most aggressive fighting bull ever, this supercar has a price tag of $3.9M or €3M, with only three units available for sale. With such grandeur, optimism and price on the car, will the Veneno prove to be worthy of all these?  Well, read on to find out!

Under The Hood

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The three owners of the Veneno, who most probably are expecting top-caliber performance from their gargantuan investment, will get an improved version of the engine found in the Aventador. The 6.5L, V12 engine of the Veneno boasts of enlarged intake paths, optimized thermodynamics, higher RPM rating, and an exhaust system with a lower back pressure that overall helps the supercar achieve a total output of 750bhp.

With such monster under the hood, performance is quite stunning. The Veneno can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a whopping 2.8 seconds, and can achieve a top speed of 221 mph. Helping the supercar achieve such feat is the ISR manual gearbox that comes standard with it, alongside a permanent all-wheel drive configuration and a 275-pound difference from the Aventador.

Exterior

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Without a doubt, the Lamborghini Veneno has one extreme exterior design, something that is incomparable to any supercar we’ve seen before. At the front, a large aerodynamic wing allows air to arrive in the front hood, front of the windshield and the front wheels. The Y-shaped angular headlamps, a first on any Lamborghini, run deep into the fender and scissor doors, and consequently adds more flair and aggressiveness to the overall design.

At its side, the Veneno displays its enormous sills and large wheel arches on both the front and rear. A diffuser that hides the four exhaust pipes of the vehicle is found at the rear end. Large openings up front provides better engine bay ventilation, with the prominent adjustable rear wing completing the racing prototype feel of the Veneno. Similar to the headlamps, the rear lights also feature a Y-shaped design. As expected, to boast of the company’s expertise when it comes to CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer technology) the entire exterior of the supercar is made up of carbon fiber.

Interior

Interior

Inside, carbon fiber has also been extensively used, with the carbon fiber monocoque very much visible at the central tunnel and sills of the Veneno. Two lightweight bucket seats, made from the company’s patented Forged Composite technology, seats the driver and one passenger. The Veneno’s instrument panel features a complete overhaul with more aggressive graphics and features.

Final Words

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Undoubtedly, the Lamborghini Veneno is one hell of a supercar. Built by Lamborghini to commemorate its 50th year in the industry, it is a testament of the great minds behind the company, and to what it is capable of building now and in the future. Too bad, though, that only three units were commercially available.

Source: Lamborghini