The Lamborghini Veneno Is Awesome…Scary, but Awesome…
It is. The Lamborghini Veneno is just awesome. Awesome looking. Awesomely fast. Awesomely rare. Awesomely expensive. Just…plain…awesome. You should want one. You really should. I do. Especially, since the Veneno brings back that sheer Lamborghini Raging Bull madness that was every present in cars like the Countach SV. But, unless you’re one of the three (yes, 3) lucky people who have been allowed to buy a Veneno, you won’t get one as all three are sold out. Hell, you probably won’t ever even see one. But, you know what? It doesn’t matter, because it is still awesome.
Okay, okay. I know I’m going a little overboard here, but just look at it. It looks like the scion of an Aventador and a Kraken. Still not convinced (you should be)? Here is a little bit about the Lamborghini Veneno.
For those who don’t know, with 2013 comes the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini, an event to be celebrated, for sure. For their 30th and 40th anniversaries, Lamborghini has released some spectacular limited edition cars, the Lamborghini Diablo Special Edition 30 and the Lamborghini Murcielago 40th Anniversary, respectively. But, 50 years is kind of a big deal, with it being half a century and all. So Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann and the nice folks in Lambo’s headquarters in Sant’agata Bolognese saw fit to mark this momentous occasion with a Lamborghini to top them all, the Lamborghini Veneno, a beast meant for both road and track.
Where the Sesto Elemento is a Laborghini Gallardo on SlimFast, the Veneno is a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 on SlimFast AND steroids (somewhat akin to the Lamborghini Reventon stemming from the Murcielago). The Lambo engineers and designers started with an Aventador and its 6.5 liter V12 and upped the ante. The Veneno’s carbon fiber skin, monocoque and interior were designed with weight savings mind. With a dry weight of 3,190 pounds, the Veneno is 275 pounds lighter than the Aventador. That weight, when combined with the Veneno’s rein-busting 750 horses, yields a power-to-weight ratio of 4.25 pounds-per-hp. Add in Lamborghini’s trademark all-wheel-drive and wind-cheating aerodynamics, and the Veneno hits a top speed of 221 mph and 0-60 in under 2.8 seconds.
Inside the car, Lamborghini’s tradition of pushing the boundaries of composite materials continues. The two ultralight racing seats are made from Lambo’s patented Forged Composite upholstered with CarbonSkin, an exclusive material that is soaked in resin to stabilize the fiber structure allowing the material to remain soft and light while maintaining strength. CarbonSkin clads the rest of the cockpit and headliner, as well.
Lamborghini will be revealing the first Lamborghini Veneno (Serial Number 0 of 3) on March 5, 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show. The fate of the prototype has yet to be determined, but the rest of the three-car production run has been sold at a price of €3 million ($3.9 million). Like I said, the Lamborghini Veneno is awesome. Convinced?