Lamborghini doesn’t do mundane – unless you count its tractors – so we expected the newly announced Veneno to be insanely capable and eye-wateringly expensive – but not this expensive.
For €3 million (£2.6 million) plus tax, you could nab yourself one of just three cars being built. Only you can’t, because they’ve all been sold.
The Veneno is equipped with the same 6.5-litre V12 monster found in the Aventador LP700-4, except in this case a bit of tuning, enlarged intake paths and a higher rev limit boosts power to 740bhp ─ an increase of 59bhp. All that power is mated to a seven-speed gearbox with five driving modes.
A top speed of 222mph is promised – 5mph more than the Aventador – and 0 to 62mph should take less than three seconds, though, Lamborghini has yet to confirm an exact figure. Torque figures have also not been made public but expect it to be more than the Aventador’s 801Nm.
Rim-filling carbon ceramic discs, which are cooled by a carbon fibre ring that provides a stream of much-needed cool air, are designed to slow the car down rapidly.
The entire body is made of carbon fibre, keeping the kerb weight low, and just about every stunning panel, nook and crease has been engineered to optimise performance and aerodynamics. The Lamborghini Veneno’s interior is based on the Sesto Elemento concept car we saw at the Paris Motor Show in 2010.
In its development car form, the colours of the Italian flag swoop along the side of the car via those sizable air intakes, adding presence to the already stylish grey paintjob.
As you will never own one (unless you happen to be one of the three buyers – in which case, get in touch, we want to be your friend) you’ll just have to marvel at our picturs of the Lamborghini Veneno from your computer.