Lamborghini Veneno is an uber-exclusive hypercar; only 3 to be made

If you have the money (€3 million plus tax) to afford one, you can’t, because Lamborghini is only making three of its Veneno hypercars and they’re all spoken for.

Don’t confuse the Veneno for the rather more prosaic Buick Verano, which is essentially an Opel/Vauxhall Astra with a boot. That’s because the Veneno features a 6.5-litre V12 with 552kW (750hp) of power. That should, in Lamborghini’s estimation, see the Veneno go from 0 to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 355km/h.

Based on the already quick Aventador, the Veneno is planted to the road via aerodynamics that have fashioned the car’s eye-catching body, and the 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear’s hope to keep it planted there. Like the Aventador, the Veneno features race-car style pushrod suspension and a 7-speed ISR (independent shift rod) automated manual transmission.

To keep the body weight to 1,450kg — that’s 125kg less than the Aventador, if you want to keep count — all the body panels are fashioned from lightweight, but horribly expensive carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). The chassis underneath is made from the same material. The seat fabric and interior trim is also hewn from carbon fibre, this time in the form of the exclusive CarbonSkin material, which somehow manages to make carbon fibre supple to the touch.

If you’re curious, the Veneno is named after a Spanish fighting bull that killed torero José Sánchez Rodríguez in 1914.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]