The $4.6 million Lamborghini Veneno was unveiled today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The street legal supercar is based on the Aventado supercar. The two vehicles share the same 6.5 liter v12 engine and the same carbon fiber chassis but Lamborghini has been able to squeeze out about 50bhp more with the Veneno.
The Telegraph reports that the car was designed for “maximum aeordynamic efficiency” travels from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and will hit a top speed of 221 mph.
The car was developed for Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary and only a few Veneno’s will be made. Lamborghini’s boss Stephan Winkelmann said that the company will make three Veneno supercars, one in red, white and green (the colors of Italy’s flag), and they will cost about $3.9 million each.
“I have to tell you it’s a one off. So we are just building three models of this. They are going to cost… 3 (m) million euros net each.”
Despite the car’s huge price, Lamborghini has already sold all three of its limited edition cars.
Fox News reports that the Veneno has an adjustable wing, wide fender flares, and a shark fin stabilizer to keep the car glued to the road during high speed turns. It also has several vents and ducts around the body to increase its aerodynamic performance.
Here’s a video of the Lamborghini Veneno.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Lamborghini frequently names its cars after bullfighting bulls. The Veneno is named after a bull who fatally wounded a matador in Italy in 1914. Veneno also means “venom” in Spanish.
(Photos of the Lamborghini Veneno were leaked before the Geneva Auto Show. You can check out some more photos here.)
The Lamborghini Veneno won’t be the only major release at Geneva. The supercar will have to share the spotlight with the Ferrari Enzo which will be unveiled later today.