Every major car website and online magazine has been going wild over three brand new photos that have surfaced recently … they show a metallic red Lamborghini Veneno Roadster and actually look like official press images.
So has Automobili Lamborghini SpA finally published pictures of their highly limited open top evolution of the Veneno LP750-4 … or have these renders fooled us all into thinking they are official material … whichever it turns out to be I for one have to admit the car in these photos does look extremely nice.
UK based Car Magazine actually published some specifications on the Veneno LP750-4 Roadster, they state the open top edition will cost €3,300,000 (USD 4,400,000) before taxes and will only be built 9 times, now we already heard that when Stephan Winkelmann confirmed the Veneno Roadster back in August.
Power output has remained the same from the Veneno LP750-4 … I guess 750 hp should be enough to keep your hair flowing nicely … still the famous V12 engine with a 6.5 liter displacement puts power to all four wheels through a single clutch ISR gearbox … Lamborghini preferred the single clutch system over a double clutch unit for the faster gear shifts and the lightweight construction.
Acceleration figures of 2.9 seconds from 0 to 100 Km/h and a top speed of 355 Km/h ( 221 Mph) are identical to the Veneno LP750-4 Coupé version … the Roadster evolution does have a modified stability control system making it outperform the closed roof sister.
From the top shot showing the interior we can see the carbon fiber is left visible for most parts of the Veneno Roadster, however the seats do show a color coded backrest while the rest of the upholstery is the Lamborghini trademarked Carbon Skin material … the buttons on the central console still have the TriColore shades … just like inside the Veneno Coupé.
Back to the exterior … seems like most of the bodywork remained the same between the Coupé and the Roadster, also the wheels look identical … the big difference is the engine cover and the absence of a roof section.
In fact upon closer inspection the two carbon fiber ‘roll over’ protection pods looks rather similar to the ones seen on the Aventador J … which would also imply there is no roof available on the Veneno Roadster … will it again be an open top only model like the Aventador J?
According to Car Magazine the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster will have a dry weight of only 1490kg, which is 40kg lighter compared to the closed Veneno … and a massive 235 kg loss of weight compared to the Aventador Roadster … this would result in some serious performance difference between both open top Raging Bull.
Naturally each of the nine lucky owners of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster will be able to request any exterior shade they like, but just in case you can’t make up your mind Automobili Lamborghini SpA has a brand new, metallic red mixed up just for the Veneno Roadster … Rosso Veneno.