After few leaked photos, the Lamborghini Veneno became official today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Celebrating company’s 50th anniversary, the new car will be manufactured in a very limited edition of just three unique units, each priced at three million euros plus tax. What we already knew was that the Veneno is powered by the same 6.5-liter V12 engine found also on the Aventador, delivering 750 hp (552 kW), enough to push it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds and to a top speed of 355 km/h or 220 mph.
Named after one of the fastest and strongest fighting bull ever, the Veneno uses an extremely fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive. Moreover, the chassis is a produced as a a CFRP monocoque, as is the outer skin of this extreme sports car.
The inside, too, features innovative, Lamborghini-patented materials such as Forged Composite and CarbonSkin. Regarding the design, every detail of its form pursues a clear function – exceptional dynamics, optimum downforce with minimal drag and perfect cooling of the high-performance engine. If the front end is arrow-shaped and features the Y shape angular headlamps, the rear end is also impressive and the Veneno features a big rear wing and four sizable exhaust pipes divided by a splitter to increase the level of downforce peak.
The adjustable rear wing's design is the product of Motorsport experience and extensive aerodynamic simulation to ensure the best performance of rear wing interaction with rear diffuser air flow. Furthermore, the Veneno features exclusive alloy wheels measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear, equipped with center mountings.
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. The car presented at the Geneva Motor Show is the only one to display all three colors of the Italian flag as an accent. With a dry weight of just 1,450 kilograms (3,190 pounds), the Veneno is even 125 kilos (275 pounds) lighter than the already extremely lean Aventador. Power-to-weight ratio is 1.93 kg/hp (4,25 lbs/hp).