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Lamborghini Veneno: Official

Mon, 04 Mar 2013

The Lamborghini Veneno, a limited run Aventador LP700-4, has been officially revealed by Lamborghini with dramatic styling and 740bhp.

Lamborghini tell us that all three Venenos have already been sold – at a hefty £3.12 million, no less – and the Veneno is more a street-legal track car than just a titivated Aventador.

The body of the Veneno – which is named after a particularly ’Venomous’ fighting bull – is crafted from carbon fibre and is designed to achieve optimal aerodynamics with the front splitter, rear diffuser, huge rear wing and a big fin running down the middle of the roof all conspiring to make the Veneno more aerodynamic than its Aventador sibling.

The Veneno on show at Geneva is Lamborghini’s test car and is finished in a new grey metallic colour but customer Venenos will be one each of red, white and green to signify the Italian flag, a theme picked up in the show Veneno which gets tricolour stripes on the side.

Power comes from the same 6.5 litre V12 as the Aventador, but the power in the Veneno is upped to 740bhp with a 0-62mph of just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 220mph.

At any other show the Lamborghini Veneno would be the star, but with the McLaren P1 and Ferrari F150 waiting in the wings to steal the show, the Veneno looks just like a ridiculously expensive toy to adorn the collections of Lamborghini’s tame billionaires and enhance Lamborghini’s bank balance.

Still, it does look mean.

By Cars UK