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Lamborghini Veneno at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Lamborghini Veneno is a racing prototype configured and homologated for road use, it has been designed and built to celebrate Lamborghini's 50th anniversary. The brand of Sant'Agata Bolognese states that "Its design is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics, giving the Veneno the look of a racing prototype, yet it holds a regular road license.”

The Veneno delivers 750 hp, covers the 0-100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and has a power-to-weight ratio of just 1.93 kg / hp. The three supercars produced have already found their respective owners. The price? An eye-watering £2.6 million plus tax. Such an amount of money is obviously justified by the top-notch technical contents and exclusive materials of which is made of. The body, for instance, is made of CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced polymers), the same material has also been used to create the monocoque. Inside we find the newly patented innovative Forged Composite and CarbonSkin.

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The design exceeds the specific requirements in terms of aerodynamic efficiency, each element is developed to guarantee maximum downforce and minimal drag. The style of the car body also affects the cooling of the engine when operating at maximum performance. The car is equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels at the front and 21-inch at the back and the wheelfunction as turbine to bring cool air to the brake-discs.

Lamborghini has also decided to pay tribute to the “Bel Paese”, in fact the model displayed at the Geneva Motor Show is the only painted in metallic grey, while the three cars for sale feature the colours of the Italian flag. The Veneno offers the same safety equipment, such as airbags and ESP, as standard cars. The two seats are made of Forged Composite material, while the carbon fibre CarbonSkin fabric is used to cover the whole passenger compartment, part of the seats and the roof area. The CarbonSkin is impregnated with a very specific resin that stabilizes the structure of the fibres, but at the same time allows the material to remain ductile and malleable.

Lamborghini Veneno comes with the 6.5-litre V12, in the new 750 hp version. The car uses an increased air flow, optimized thermodynamics, improved rev limit and an exhaust system running lower back pressure. The engine is mated to a fast-shifting ISR manual transmission, with permanent all-wheel drive and push-rod suspension with horizontally mounted spring/damper units.

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The Veneno weighs 1,450 kilograms,125 kg lighter than the Aventador. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 355 km / h. In line with Lamborghini's tradition Veneno is the Spanish word for “poison”, which was the bull that inflicted a fatal wound to the famous bullfighter José Sánchez Rodríguez, during a bullfight held in the arena of Sanlucar de Barrameda (Andalusia, Spain).

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