DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Mar 4, 2013
Lamborghini unleashes its rare $3.9M supercar
Only three will be made, but they will be carbon-fiber beauties
One thing is guaranteed to make this supercar stand out: it will be the rarest of the rare.

Lamborghini found a way to create a splashy start of the Geneva Motor Show by unveiling a $3.9 million, 220 mile-per-hour supercar that have a short production run: three cars, all to be sold to consumers.

It's being called the Veneno and Lamborghini swears it will be street legal.(Even if the cops could keep up with it, we suspect that would be so taken with just seeing one they'd forget they want to pull it over.)

Veneno is meant to mark the 50th anniversary Automobili Lamborghini. It gets its basic architecture from Lambo's Aventador super sports car.

As such, that means it has the same 12-cylinder, 6.5-liter engine coupled with a fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission. There are five driving models and full-time all-wheel drive for extra road grippiness.

As one might expect, the body is pretty much all carbon fiber. A huge effort was put into making the car as aerodynamic as possible and creating downforce to hold it on the road. Lambo says the whole front of the car is basically, a giant wing, to hold the car to the pavement.

In case you're wondering, the name refers to a "legendary fighting bull" whose claim to fame was goring a famous matador, José Sánchez Rodríguez, to death in 1914. Oh, and we imagine the bull Veneno probably made a really good steak dinner before he ever became a sports car.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#2 Mar 4, 2013
-Story Highlights

--The Veneno is named after a legendary bull who gored a matador to death

--Only three will be sold to consumers

--Price:$3.9 million (Is there a lottery?) Already decided what, come on tell me!

Ankeny, IA

#3 Mar 4, 2013
The Veneno is based on the Aventador supercar, and shares its 6.5-litre V12 engine although in the Veneno it develops 50bhp more, at 750bhp. That, combined with a wind-cheating shape, should mean a top speed of 221mph

The car's front has been laid out for optimum airflow and downforce. It's recognisably Lamborghini, although the overall look is reminiscent of sports-prototype racing cars. It shares the Aventador's scissor doors.

At the rear, too, sophisticated aerodynamics ensure perfect airflow to the large openings for cooling the V12 as well as supplying intake air

The smooth underbody terminates in a diffuser framing the four exhaust outlets, while most of the rear of the car – featuring a fin and an adjustable wing – is open.

The complete chassis as well as the outer skin are formed from carbon-fibre-reinforced composite materials, while the interior is a further demonstration of Lamborghini's skill with carbon composites, featuring a couple of patented lightweight materials for the seats and all interior surfaces. The monocoque is based on that of the Aventador, as are the alloy subframes front and rear.

Like the Aventador, the Veneno has a fast-shifting ISR transmission with seven forward ratios and five modes, with drive to all four wheels. It also shares the Aventador's racing-style pushrod suspension with horizontally mounted spring/damper units.
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Ankeny, IA

#5 Mar 4, 2013
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#6 Mar 4, 2013
Why so expensive though?

Mclaren P1 costs a third

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 4, 2013
It's a pity you are too old to drive.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#8 Mar 4, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
It's a pity you are too old to drive.

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Mar 4, 2013
Old farts like you with Alzheimer's can't have drivers licenses.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#10 Mar 4, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
Old farts like you with Alzheimer's can't have drivers licenses.


Saint Paul, MN

#11 Mar 4, 2013
See! The word bolo hasn't used by another human being since 1916!
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#12 Mar 4, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
See! The word bolo hasn't used by another human being since 1916!
pinko commie bolo!
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#14 Mar 4, 2013
real space ace wrote:
I want the New corvette stingray. Corvette was crap for a while until Chevy stepped up their game. Now the performance of a corvette can compete with most Euro cars.
If only it could hugs those curves a little tighter. Awesome car though

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Mar 5, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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pinko commie bolo!
DSM Loco really is loco!

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