When Lamborghini hit its 50th anniversary, it celebrated by presenting the extremely exclusive 2014 Lamborghini Veneno. Only four were built. Three went to customers with the fourth being held by Lamborghini. Even with a $4.8 million price tag [before tax], all three models were sold before its introduction at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
All this power came in a lightweight package. The Veneno benefits from Lamborghini’s experience in the development and execution of carbon-fiber materials. The complete chassis was produced as a CFRP monocoque, as is the outer skin of this extreme sports car. The inside, too, featured innovative, Lamborghini-patented materials such as Forged Composite and CarbonSkin.
The exclusive alloy wheels measure 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear and are equipped with center mountings. Their design is also determined by aerodynamic functionality – a carbon-fiber ring around the wheel rim works like a turbine to deliver additional cooling air to the carbon-ceramic brake discs.
The front end works as a large aerodynamic wing. Large channels guide the air to the outlets in the front hood and in front of the windshield, as well as to the front wheels. Characteristic for Lamborghini is the Y shape of the angular headlamps that reach well into the fenders as well as the scissor doors.
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.
Carbon fiber dominates also the interior of the Veneno Roadster. The carbon fiber monocoque is visible inside the car around the central tunnel and the sills. The two lightweight bucket seats are made from Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite. The woven carbon-fiber CarbonSkin is used to clad the entire cockpit, part of the seats and the headliner. Like a hi-tech fabric, this fine-looking carbon-fiber matting fits perfectly to any form and reduces the weight of the vehicle.
The Lamborghini Veneno features a 12-cylinder 6.5 liters engine, an extremely fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive, as well as a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units.
The 2014 Lamborghini Veneno combined the dynamic experience of a racing prototype with onroad civility - all mixed together with a maximum output of 750 horsepower and a 0-60 time below 2.8 seconds. Veneno combined the dynamic experience of a racing prototype with onroad civility - all mixed together with a maximum output of 750 horsepower and a 0-60 time below 2.8 seconds.