Released in 2013, the Lamborghini Veneno was created to celebrate the automaker’s 50th anniversary. The name for the supercar follows Lamborghini’s history of naming models after fighting bulls. Lamborghini has stated that Veneno, which is Spanish for poison, is the name of one of the strongest, most aggressive and fastest fighting bulls ever. A bull that became particularly famous after it fatally wounded the famous torero José Sánchez Rodríguez during the bullfight in the arena Sanlúcar de Barrameda’s, Andalusia, Spain.
When it was first released, the Veneno was pinned as a $4 million car. Now, why would someone buy such an expensive car off of the production line? I’ll tell you.
Exclusivity – One of the most important aspects about the Veneno is how rare it is. Only five examples of the coupe version were ever made, with two staying in Lamborghini’s hands and three being sold to customers. However, nine Veneno Roadsters were also made. With such a low production number, this is the kind of car that will see appreciation throughout the years.
Style – One look at the Lamborghini Veneno and you’ll soon come to the conclusion that nothing like it exists on the road. In the front, two long headlights curve with the car, mimicking a snake’s fangs. Additionally, a majority of the car’s styling looks like it came from Le Mans Prototype cars, including the lights and rear wing.
Power – Sitting in the engine bay of the Veneno is a 6.5-liter V12 engine. This powerhouse is capable of producing 740 bhp and 507 lb-ft of torque. Mated to this engine is an ISR (Independent Shifting Roads) seven-speed transmission and an all-wheel drive system. When all components are powered up, the Veneno will run from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 221 mph. The Veneno is most definitely one of the most powerful vehicles Lamborghini has ever created.
Lightweight – Lamborghini decided to build the Veneno on a carbon fiber frame, allowing them to keep its weight low while also maintaining rigidity. There are other weight saving aspects within the Veneno, including the bucket seats made of Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite and the carbon fiber CarbonSkin used to dress the cockpit, seats and headliner. Each of these elements drop the weight of the Coupe down to 3,197 hp.
Resale – As I mentioned earlier, the Veneno will more than likely see appreciation in its value throughout the years. The reason for this is due to the points I’ve previously stated and many more. If you’re looking for a car that will be the star of your collection and also act as an investment, the Veneno is a solid bet.