Following yesterday’s leak, Lamborghini has revealed official images and details of its extreme Veneno Roadster which has been created to mark the company’s fiftieth anniversary.
The street-legal racing car is propelled by the same engine as its Coupe counterpart, namely a revised version of the Aventador’s 6.5-litre V12, featuring enlarged intake paths, optimized thermodynamics and a modified exhaust system with lower back pressure. Developing 552 kW (750 hp) which sends power to all four wheels via a seven-speed ISR transmission, 100 km/h appears in just 2.9 seconds with top speed working out at 355 km/h (221 mph).
Weight is kept to a minimum thanks to the carbon-fibre reinforced polymer monocoque mated to aluminum sub-frames, while all of the exterior parts are also made from CFRP, resulting in an impressive dry weight of just 1,490 kilograms (3,278 pounds) and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.99 kg/hp (4.38 lbs/hp).
Underpinned by a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units, the carbon-ceramic brake discs receive extra cooling thanks to those carbon-fibre rings running around the alloy wheels. Inside, there’s a pair of lightweight Forged Composite bucket seats, with woven carbon-fibre CarbonSkin used to clad the entire cockpit.
Just nine examples will be built at a price of €3.3 million each – before taxes. Customers won’t get the luxury of a roof panel, but Lamborghini says it will paint the car in any colour you want, including the exclusive Rosso Veneno hue pictured here.