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OFFICIAL: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Sat, 19 Oct 2013

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

When the first photo of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – the open-top take on the Veneno, revealed earlier this year – appeared online yesterday, it seemed likely we’d soon get the official reveal from Sant’agata. And here it is. The Veneno Roadster is another part of Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary celebrations and represents the extremes of what the marque can do. Even if it seems like a cynical cash raising exercise.

Under the skin is the Aventador, complete with its 6.5 litre V12 producing 750bhp, with 4WD, a 0-62mph of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 220mph. But no power boost from standard for the Veneno.

The bodywork demonstrates the same extremes as the Veneno revealed in March – but without a proper roof – and is as extreme an example of a car as we’re likely to see from a mainstream supercar makers.

Lamborghini are calling the Veneno Roadster an ‘Open Racing Prototype’, which seems to have given them the excuse to not bother even fitting the roof from the Aventador Roadster – the Veneno just gets a cloth cover – but there is extensive use of carbon fibre for the body panels, interior and monocoque.

If you feel the need to grab one of the nine Veneno Roadsters Lamborghini are producing, you’ll have to find €3.3 million plus tax (which is around £3,350,000 inc VAT) to be one of the ‘lucky’ nine.

The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster goes in to production in 2014.

By Cars UK