2013 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The Lamborghini Veneno, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini, is poised to become one of the most sought-after supercars in the world.
- The Veneno is based on the Lamborghini Aventador.
- The Veneno is equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 boosted to 740 horsepower.
GENEVA — Automobili Lamborghini marks its 50th anniversary with a limited-edition supercar called Veneno that debuts at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show and already is sold out.
The Italian exotic-car builder, a unit of the Volkswagen Group, said customers have snapped up all three copies of the Veneno, whose pre-tax price is $3.9 million. The cars will be built and delivered later this year.
Based on Aventador underpinnings, the Veneno boasts a 6.5-liter V12 boosted to 740 horsepower, enough to thrust this swoopy two-seater to a top speed of 221 mph.
The car also borrows the Aventador's seven-speed ISR transmission and full-time all-wheel drive, and sports a carbon-fiber monocoque and body panels and race-tuned suspension.
Veneno, of course, is the latest in a long line of bovine nameplates. Lamborghini says Veneno was "one of the strongest and most aggressive fighting bulls ever....His name became popular in 1914, when he gored to death José Sánchez Rodríguez during the bullfight in the arena Sanlúcar de Barrameda."
The Veneno rides on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels and tires, and features Lambo's signature scissor doors, as well as a large central fin and an adjustable rear wing.
Edmunds says: A true collector's item from Lamborghini.