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Engine: 6.5-liter V12
HP: 750 hp
0-62: 2.8 seconds
Top Speed: 220 mph
Transmission: 7-speed automated manual
Torque: 509 lb-ft
Let the expletives fly, if not for the cool outrageous design, then for the $4,000,000 price. The Lamborghini Veneno’s styling is about as extreme as you can get outside of a Hot Wheels factory. Want to feel young again? One look at the Lamborghini Veneno and you’ll want to hang a framed poster of it on your wall next to your wife’s Thomas Kinkade painting. However with a production run of just three cars, any childhood-like excitement turns slowly into sobering reality: a poster is as close as you may ever get to this car.
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.
Article from the 2014 Exotic Car Buyer’s Guide
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