6 Mar 2013

Lamborghini Veneno - bonkers hypercar

The new Lamborghini Veneno makes the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari look pedestrian.  The Veneno is a super exclusive and super expensive track-oriented but street legal supercar that will cost £3million ($4.5million)

Only three Venenos will be made and it's safe to say they will be snapped up pretty quickly.  The engine is a 6.5 litre V12 that produces 740bhp - and that's it.  Lamborghini haven't released any more information but if 0-60mph isn't less than 3 seconds and top speed less than 200mph we'll change our name to Fastprimate.

The Veneno's bodywork is a riot of creases and slashes and downforce is incorporated into all of them.   Air is encouraged to travel over the car, and under via it's flat underside and rear diffuser - sucking the Veneno to the ground at speed.

The name Veneno derives from an apparently famous, and speedy, bull from the 1950s.