The 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is a unique prototype costing $4.5 million when it was built as part of the ongoing celebration of Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. No more than nine were planned to be built.
The entire design of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has been laid out for perfect airflow and downforce. The front end works as a large aerodynamic wing. The visual division of the rear fenders from the car body is a reference to the world of racing cars and optimizes the aerodynamic flow.
The systematic, carbon-fiber, lightweight design of the Veneno Roadster is evident on the scales: with a dry weight of just 3,278 pounds, it benefits from a power-to-weight ratio of just 4.38 lbs. per horsepower.
This is an open-air roadster. There is no roof, just a strong rollover bar for maximum safety. The design is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability through fast corners - with handling akin to that of a racing prototype.
The Veneno Roadster is unmistakably a Lamborghini; it sticks firmly to the consistent design philosophy of all the super sports cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese. That includes the extreme proportions, as well as the powerfully arrow-shaped front end and the interplay between razor-sharp lines and precise surfaces. For suspension, it has a front and rear horizontal mono-tube damper with push-rod system.
The 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is a fully road legal, open top car. This Italian supercar has a maximum output of 750 horsepower. The Veneno Roadster accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and its top speed stands at 220 mph.
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is driven by a twelve-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.5 liters and is equipped with the extremely fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes, permanent all-wheel drive and a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units. In addition it has a dry double plate clutch.
The Veneno Roadster meets all safety and registration requirements worldwide, and also incorporates a full complement of safety systems from airbags through to the adapted ESP handling system. It’s something you will appreciate when the speedometer heads north of 150 on its way to 220 mph.
The design of the exclusive alloy wheels 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. It is a dual hydraulic circuit brake system with vacuum brake booster; front and rear CCB, 6-cylinder brake callipers and 4-cylinder brake callipers.