2013 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster in Rosso veneno at port in Abu Dhabi The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster made its public debut on board the Italian naval aircraft carrier Nave Cavour on 1 December. The Veneno Roadster, only nine limited Super Sports to be produced, was presented on the flight deck of the 240-meter ship while docked in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed port.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, only nine units to be produced

2013 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster in Rosso veneno shade

As most have already browsed our previous feature on the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, the open-top Lambo Super Sports brings the aerodynamic efficiency of a racing prototype to the road, with extreme design and exhilarating performance. With a maximum power output of 750 hp (552 kW), the V12 Veneno Roadster 6.5-liter powerplant pulls from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and tops out at 355 km/h. Equipped with the extremely fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes, permanent all-wheel drive and a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units, the Veneno Roadster is one of the fastest Lambos yet or roadsters in the world, for that matter.

The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster was unveiled in the presence of His Excellency Giorgio Starace, Italian Ambassador to the UAE and the Admiral of High Seas Forces, Paolo Treu at the Abu Dhabi port and the aircraft carrier. Guests on board Nave Cavour enjoyed hospitality from chef Corrado Corti of Italy’s famous Hotel Splendido in Portofino, who flew in especially for the occasion. Singer and actress Elena Bonelli opened the event with the Italian national anthem; fashion designer Giada Curti offered a tableau vivant of her creations with ten top models. One of the happy few to sit in the Veneno Roadster was former captain of the national Italian soccer team and 2006 World Cup champion Fabio Cannavaro.

“The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is one of the world’s most exclusive cars with the most extraordinary performance,” Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini, commented. “We are honored that Lamborghini was chosen to represent the Italian car industry in the UAE, as a perfect example of iconic Italian super sports cars, and that we have the opportunity to show the Veneno Roadster for the first time in Abu Dhabi. Lamborghini has an extremely strong following in the region for its super sports cars, with the Middle East one of our largest markets in the world.”

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, available in 2014, offers absolute customization

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The nine Lamborghini Veneno Roadster units are slated for delivery in first part of 2014, priced at 3.3 million euros. The Veneno Roadster that appeared in Abu Dhabi was adorned with a specially developed color ‘Rosso Veneno’. Next year, the nine Veneno Roadster lucky owners will be able to individualize the color and everything else of their Super Sports .