CURRENT VALUE: $9,500,000
|Engine Type:||DOHC 48-valve V-12, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection|
|Displacement:||397 cu in, 6498 cc|
|Power:||740 hp @ 8400 rpm|
|Torque:||509 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm|
|Transmission:||7-speed automated manual|
|Zero to 60 mph:||2.7 sec|
|Zero to 100 mph:||6.1 sec|
|Top Speed:||221 mph|
It celebrates Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary but bears no resemblance to any of the cars from Lamborghini’s first ten years. The Veneno utilizes the Aventador’s carbon-fiber monocoque and carbon fiber for all of the bodywork. Despite its similarities to Lamborghini’s more common model, the Veneno weighs 275 fewer pounds than the LP700-4 and is a bit more powerful, creating 740 horsepower compared to the LP700-4’s 690.
All three Venenos will be finished in a metallic gray color, with the three customer cars featuring a single color of the Italian flag: one in red, one in white, and one in green. Then, there is the name. Lamborghini says it comes from “one of the strongest and most aggressive fighting bulls ever,” a bull that famously killed a matador in 1914. Unfortunately, this tale seems to be as much a fantasy as our hopes of owning one.