|For the Geneva Motor show which starts today, Automobili Lamborghini is premiering the limited to 3 units Lamborghini Veneno.|
Lamborghini Veneno takes shape
The Lamborghini Veneno, derived from the strongest and most aggressive fighting Bull ever in the early 1900s in Spain, picks off design cues from current variants Aventador and Reventon, featuring extreme proportions and powerful arrow-shaped front with razor sharp lines and precise surfaces. The racing prototype takes up exceptional dynamics, optimum downforce thanks to a large front wing, and large channels to the intakes as well as in front of the windshields. The Y-shaped headlights is typical of Lamborghinis. At the side, the expounded feeder signifies aerodynamic flow optimization, and at the same time sills and wheel arches aid optimum airflow to the intakes. From the rear, the highlights include a diffuser that houses four sizable exhaust pipes divided by a splitter, Y-shaped lights and the adjustable rear wing that interacts with the diffuser. Exclusive 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels keep the Super Sports car planted on the ground.
On the hood, the engine cover extends into a large central “shark” fin, which improves efficiency during braking and rear-end stability, by delivering additional downforce at high yaw angles and thus increasing the high-speed cornering performance. Beneath the hood, there is a twelve-cylinder power unit with a displacement of 6.5 liters mated to a 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive. The powertrain enables the Lamborghini Veneno to propel to a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp for a 0 – 100km/h dash in just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 335km/h.
Made of predominantly carbon-fiber materials, including CFRP monocoque chassis and CFRP exterior parts, the Super Sports car is light, very light indeed. The Lamborghini Veneno has a dry weight of just 1,450 kilograms and is 125 kg lighter than the Aventador. This meant a power to weight ratio of 1.93 kg/hp.
The inside, too, features innovative, Lamborghini-patented materials such as Forged Composite and CarbonSkin.
The two lightweight bucket seats are made from Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite, while the cockpit incorporates CarbonSkin. A redesigned instrument cluster with aggressive graphics and new G-meter feature put the driver in control every time.
Lamborghini Veneno availability and price
The Veneno is painted in an all-new, grey metallic-look color with individual parts gleaming in the black of the visible carbon-fiber structure. At Geneva, the Veneno bears the three colors of the Italian flag for its first public showcase. It is priced at 3 million Euros plus tax.