September 28, 2023


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The Lamborghini Veneno, a LeMans race automobile for the street

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Automobili Lamborghini SpA was based by the late Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, so when 2013 got here round, there was a major celebration readily available, the fiftieth Anniversary of the corporate, and so they simply couldn’t let that slide by with out a huge bang, and actually, there have been a number of ‘huge’ occasions all through 2013, most notably the Grande Giro, a street journey over Italian nation roads in a convoy of over 350 Lamborghini automobile, starting from the very early 350 GT over the legendary Miura and Countach, proper as much as the Aventador, even the at the moment model new Aventador Roadster took half, however there have been additionally some particular ‘celebration’ fashions unveiled in 2013.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario - Guide - Lamborghini

Considered one of them was the Aventador LP720-4 fiftieth anniversary version, restricted to simply 100 Coupe and 100 Roadster, and so they even had a bespoke colour for this particular limited-edition mannequin, Giallo Maggio, a pearlescent yellow paint that seemed wonderful, it was additionally the primary time the Q-Citura stitching grew to become obtainable on the Lamborghini Aventador since its reveal in 2011 on the Geneva Motor Present, however the LP720-4 celebration mannequin wasn’t launched till April on the Shanghai Auto Present, so what was proven on the 2013 Geneva Worldwide Motor present you may ask … properly, that might be the Lamborghini Veneno.

And that is the place issues get attention-grabbing, solely three items of the Lamborghini Veneno have been obtainable to prospects, at €3,000,000 every earlier than taxes, and it will get higher, all three vehicles have been offered ‘sight unseen’, not one of the prospects noticed the automobile earlier than the disclosing on the Geneva Motor Present I used to be instructed, however that’s not even all, apparently, they’d 24 hours to wire a ten% deposit to safe their spot, again in 2013 that €300,000 was in regards to the full MSRP value of an Aventador LP700-4, to even get your title on the order kind, in the long run, two vehicles have been offered to prospects in the USA, the Veneno Rosso, and the Veneno Verde, whereas the third one, the Veneno Bianca was offered to a shopper from the Center-East, who was rumored to be the identical proprietor that purchased the one-off Aventador J again in 2012.

So that you’ve simply spent €300,000 as a deposit on a automobile you’ve by no means seen earlier than, and also you couldn’t even select your individual colour, every of the three Veneno offered to prospects was completed in Metalluro, a sort of silver metallic paint, however that shade actually made all of the intricate particulars of the Lamborghini Veneno stand out, particularly with the quantity of clear carbon fiber on the outside, and inside of this ‘few-off’ mannequin, the present automobile in Geneva remained the property of Automobili Lamborghini SpA and was much like the Veneno Rosso offered to a US buyer, recognizable by the pink Pirelli livery on the tires, and the pink pinstripe on the underside of the entrance bumper, aspect sills, rear diffuser, together with the vertical fins, and the large rear wing with the roof mounted air consumption and central strut. On the Veneno Verde these components have been completed in inexperienced, this automobile was offered to a different US buyer whereas the Veneno Bianca had the white livery.

And rumor has it the shopper of the Veneno Bianca wasn’t too impressed with the automobile when he, or she, noticed it for the primary time, and refused the supply, forfeiting his €300,000 downpayment. If that is true or an city legend, I don’t know for certain, however what I do know is that the Veneno Bianca has been on the market for a very long time, traveled all around the world, and is rumored to nonetheless be on the market on the time of writing, now positioned in Germany, so far as I do know solely the Veneno Verde remains to be with the unique proprietor because the Veneno Rosso additionally appears to have been offered lately, thoughts you, the proprietor of the Rosso additionally obtained a white Veneno Roadster afterward.

This brings us to the Veneno Roadster, revealed afterward, and when Automobili Lamborghini SpA observed they offered out the three Veneno LP750-4 Coupe inside hours, they determined to construct 9 Roadster variations, this time at €3,300,000 every, introduced in a surprising pink metallic that jogged my memory of the 2012 Aventador J, and similar to that one-off, the Veneno Roadster didn’t have a roof, this was a real Barchetta model supercar, Lamborghini didn’t even trouble designing a roof for it, it simply wasn’t there … and I’ve seen a number of images of a Veneno Roadster the place the occupants had giant umbrellas as a roof when the automobile was pushed or unloaded throughout a wet day.

2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Nevertheless it wasn’t as straightforward as they imagined promoting all 9 Veneno Roadsters at that value, most of them offered rapidly, however I do bear in mind the final two taking a while, however one of many closing Veneno Roadsters constructed was really one thing particular, I’ve been lucky to see that automobile in particular person earlier than the proprietor even collected it, so I wasn’t allowed to publish images of it, however since then the automobile has been put up on the market at a showroom within the Center-East, what was so particular about this automobile was the actual fact it was a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster with a transparent carbon fiber physique with a satin end. Bear in mind this was earlier than the Centenario might be ordered with a shiny clear carbon fiber physique as a €300,000 choice.

So what was so particular about these three Veneno Coupes and 9 Veneno Roadsters? For one the manufacturing numbers are a supply of confusion, as in whole, not 12 items exist, however 14 … which is well defined, Automobili Lamborghini constructed one Veneno Coupe and one Veneno Roadster for themselves, a sort of manufacturing zero check mule, these have been by no means supposed to be offered to shoppers and ended up within the official Museo at one time, whereas simply three Veneno Coupe have been offered to prospects and 9 Veneno Roadster, so 12 items ‘in the marketplace’ worldwide.

One other attention-grabbing element was the three toggle switches on the central console, hidden beneath covers that have been completed within the Italian Tricolore colours, pink, white, and inexperienced, it was a secret what these switches really did, and the operate of certainly one of them is perhaps a sign on why some folks name the Veneno a Lamborghini LeMans race automobile, as one change is rumored to restrict the Veneno’s pace to ‘pitlane pace’, see, this was at all times supposed to be a race automobile primarily based on the Aventador chassis.

So the 6.5-Liter NA V12 of the Lamborghini Veneno was additionally derived from the Aventador LP700-4 at the moment, however due to the Veneno’s LP750-4 naming we all know the full energy output wasn’t 700 hp as on the Aventador at the moment, however 750 hp, which might later additionally turn out to be the facility output for the Aventador Tremendous Veloce, the SV variant, one other limited-production mannequin from 2015, however I’ve heard from the proprietor of the Veneno Verde that regardless of having the identical quantity of energy because the Tremendous Veloce, the Veneno driving expertise is totally totally different, the latter feels an entire lot quicker in comparison with the Aventador counterpart, and let’s face it, a Lamborghini Veneno appears as wild because it will get … similar to a Lamborghini ought to, however with simply 12 items in your complete world, anticipate to pay properly over the unique MSRP if you’re wanting so as to add a Veneno to your assortment, should you may even discover one of many three Coupe on the market that’s, a Roadster is perhaps simpler to supply as often at the very least one is on the market someplace on the planet.

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