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.
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).
Automobili Lamborghini has always been renowned for its expertise in CFRP-based lightweight design, and this is further validated in its release of the Veneno. Made from monocoque made from carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (similar to the Aventado monocoque), the Veneno comes with front and rear aluminum sub-frames that not only makes the Veneno’s exterior lightweight, but also makes it top-of-the-line.
Carbon fiber is not confined to the exterior of the Lamborghini Veneno, as its interior is also adorned with carbon fiber monocoque as can be seen in the central tunnel and the sills. Lamborghini's patented Forged Composite technique was used for the two bucket seats of the Venono while the woven carbon-fiber CarbonSkin, a unique resin-soaked material that stabilizes the fiber structure while allowing the material to remain supple. is used for the entire cockpit, and some portions of the seats as well as the headliner. Lamborghini’s state-of-the-art expertise crafting this extremely fine-looking carbon-fiber matting has enabled it to stay true to its calling of making its car lightweight.
Lamborghini Veneno is light on the eyes as well as on the scales. Measuring a mere 1,450 kilograms (3,190 pounds) in dry weight, the Veneno is 125 kilos (275 pounds) lighter than the already very lean Aventador. The Veneno’s power-to-weight ratio of 1.93 kg/hp (4,25 lbs/hp) ensures outstanding performance, and this is manifested in the Veneno’s stunning acceleration figure of 2,8 seconds.
Despite its aerodynamic setup intended for extreme downforce, the Veneno is able to exhibit extremely low wind resistance which permits it to reach a maximum speed of 355 km/h (221 mph). But the Lamborghini Veneno, fully equipped with safety components from airbags to the adapted ESP handling system, is not all about speed, as it was made to also conform with any and all safety and registration requirements worldwide.
Lamborghini Veneno is at its core a race car, and this is further highlighted in its instrument panel. With new features like the G-meter and aggressive graphics, the Veneno provides easy and comprehensive access to all relevant information needed to better navigate and steer the car.