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– The Lamborghini Veneno is a limited product high-performance sports car specially made for Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary.
– Manufacturer’s specs indicate that the Lamborghini Veneno outputs 740hp. Vroom vroooom!
– Lamborghini Veneno has been valued between $4,500,000 and $9,500,000.
The Lamborghini Veneno
The Lamborghini Veneno is an extremely rare high-performance sports car. Only five coupes and nine roadsters were produced. Most buyers have remained secret, though a Lamborghini dealership owner and an investment firm managing director are on the list.
Of the five coupes produced, car zero was for factory testing, one was kept for the factory, and three were sold to customers who had them customized to their wishes.
When the Veneno was first built it cost approximately $4,500,000. They’ve resold for upwards of $9,500,000. Buyers have typically remained secret, so it’s hard to know for certain.
It was produced to commemorate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. It was heavily influenced and based upon the Aventador LP700-4. It had an extremely limited production, which makes it a rare and expensive sports car. It’s one of the most expensive in the world. And an altogether sweet ride!
The Lamborghini Veneno is named for one of the most aggressive fighting bulls. And with 740hp, it is hard not to see the comparison. The Lamborghini Veneno is barely street legal! The name is almost as aggressive as the fight you’ll have with your insurance company if you need to make a claim for its repair.
The Lamborghini Veneno is based on a racecar prototype. It features an Aventador-inspired 6.5L V12 engine outputting 740hp. To manage this kind of power, the car body design, which is based on the idea of a street-legal sports car, focuses on aerodynamics and making sure the car hugs the road.
The Veneno one of the most expensive sports cars in the world.
With an engine that powerful, it would almost be reckless not to. Lamborghini rounds aerodynamic body design and a powerful engine with a 7-speed semi-automatic transmission.
The Lamborghini Veneno aerodynamic-focused body design allows for optimal airflow and downforce, which are needed to control all of that engine power should you ever try to use it. Both front and rear are designed to reduce lift. There’s nothing worse than stepping on the gas and having your car literally take off from the road due to sheer power.
Roofing for the Veneno Roadster consists of just a solid rollover bar to the monocoque, and there is no actual roof. This roofless option was available as the second series option, which was the Roadster.
Complementing the wind-resistant Veneno are 20″ rims and rubber in the front and 21″ in the back with a turbine design to maximize cooling airflow for the Veneno’s carbon-ceramic braking. The Lamborghini Veneno is made for speed, and Lamborghini tries to make sure that the driver is properly equipped to handle it. This, however, remains unlikely.
If you feel the need for speed, the Lamborghini Veneno may just be your thing. IF you’re able to find one for sale on the open market. Lamborghini Veneno’s top speed is 221MPH going from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Before you hit the road in this, make sure you have your bail ready.
Lamborghini unveiled the Veneno Roadster in 2014. It was introduced as the roofless version of the original Veneno. It weighed in at 110.2 lb heavier than the coupe, and it was sold for 3,000,000 Euros when released. Only nine were produced, all of which sold.
Where can you get one?
The Lamborghini Venenos don’t change hands often, but they have in the past. A 2014 Veneno Roadster was seized by Swiss authorities in 2016 from Equatorial Guinea’s vice president, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. His Lamborghini Veneno, along with a stable of luxury cars, was auctioned off. When it was auctioned off, it sold for $8.6 million.
At the time, this was the most expensive Lamborghini ever sold at auction.
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