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When the 2013 Geneva Auto Show opened the doors the automotive world was shocked by what Automobili Lamborghini SpA unveiled on their stand … the limited edition Lamborghini Veneno LP750-4, only three would be built at €3,000,000 each excluding taxes … and all three were sold even before the car was unveiled in Geneva, two went to the United States while the third one was sold to a Middle Eastern customer … but this one later turned up in the Far East.
Note that all Veneno were finished in a metallic grey shade called Metalluro, the customer cars were different in the shade of the line on the carbon fiber, the interior, details on the wheels and brake calipers … they used the famous Italian Tricolore for this, one Veneno would have green accents, another would have red accents (like the Geneva show car, that would be kept by the factory so in total 4 Veneno were built) and the third customer car featured white accents.
And things got even better a few months later, by October 2013 the open top version of this race car inspired limited edition V12 saw the light of day … called the Lamborghini Veneno LP750-4 Roadster this new model was listed at €3,300,000 before taxes … only 9 cars would be available for customers while the initial one would remain at the factory, finished in Veneno Rosso, a very nice red metallic shade similar to the one seen on the one of a kind Lamborghini Aventador J, in total 10 Veneno Roadster exist in the end.
Fast forward to January 2016 when Lamborghini Hong Kong shows not one, but two Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, both being delivered to customers by Kingsway Cars Limited, one finished in a glossy, dark paint while the second one is a much brighter painted one … keep in mind these two Veneno Roadster side by side represent 20% of the total production of this model … this is one of the world’s most exclusive cars.
While the Lamborghini Veneno might look like a race car, it is still fully street legal, and in case of the Roadster version the experience of driving one of these rare Bulls is even emphasized by the absence of a roof … just like with the Aventador J there is no roof whatsoever on the Veneno Roadster … this is a barchetta in the purest form.
How about 750 hp being delivered to all four wheels, acceleration figures of 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 2.9 seconds and not running out of breath before reaching 355 km/h … all without the protection of a roof but with aerodynamic characteristics of a true race car … this is driving at it’s best.
While the Lamborghini Veneno could only be ordered in Metalluro, the Veneno Roadster was available in any shade the customer would like, the Veneno Rosso paint was used for the factory car, and at least one customer car was also ordered in this red metallic paint, but other Veneno Roadster were delivered in glossy black, glossy white, glossy green and one was even delivered in a matte, clear carbon fiber finish … if you are spending €3,300,000 on a car like this, the sky is the limit when it comes to specifying the exterior and interior color scheme … in fact one of the Veneno Roadster even had the carbon fiber parts painted in an off-white shade.
Some people don’t like the styling of the Lamborghini Veneno, be it the original Coupé model or this Roadster evolution … but to me the Veneno shows exactly what Lamborghini has been all about over the last 50+ years … being unconventional, brutal, aggressive … and not being held back by any means … the Veneno is a real Lamborghini … uncompromising.