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One-of-nine Lamborghini Veneno Roadster heading to auction

Many consider the Veneno the 'ultimate' Lamborghini
  • The Lamborghini Veneno was developed to celebrate the Italian automaker’s 50th anniversary
  • It is Lamborghini’s interpretation of a racing prototype built for the road
  • Only nine examples were ever produced – and one is heading to auction over at SBX Cars

Published on Apr 15, 2024 at 7:21PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 16, 2024 at 9:39PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood
One-of-nine Lamborghini Veneno Roadster heading to auction

Just nine examples of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster were ever produced.

Later this week, one of these ultra-rare supercars is going up for auction over at SBX Cars.

Introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is based on the Avenatdor.

However, with the Veneno, Lamborghini threw down the gauntlet, stretching the limit of what can be driven on the street.

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For starters, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster received a completely resigned body that maximizes aero downforce and reduces lift.

And then there’s the large rear carbon-fiber wing, aided by a central fin with adjustability.

The Veneno may have started with Aventador mechanicals, but it has its own exclusive carbon-fiber monocoque.

Along with carbon-fiber body and interior panels, the extensive use of the lightweight material cuts almost 300 pounds (136 kg) overall from the weight of a standard Aventador.

It’s purposeful to be sure, and Lamborghini – as expected – makes sure the Veneno stands apart visually, resulting in an exterior design that makes an Aventador seem practically pedestrian.

However, it’s important to note that the visual changes made here aren’t cosmetic.

The sculpted exterior means that the Veneno looks distinctly different from the Aventador, but retains traditional Lamborghini design elements.

The bodywork is sculpted for downforce and stability, right down to the dorsal fin extending down the back deck.

Few, if any, Veneno Roadsters are as recognizable as the example heading for auction over at SBX Cars, though.

The second of nine units built, it’s finished in matte black with a selection of bright green accents across the exterior, including the front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser.

Hidden beneath that dramatic bodywork is an uprated version of the engine otherwise used in the LP700-4 Aventador.

A 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12, it pumps out 750 hp, running power to all four wheels through a seven-speed, single-clutch automated transmission.

Combined with the Veneno’s stripped-back frame, the final product accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 2.9 seconds, going on to reach a top speed of 221 mph (356 km/h).

Driven sparingly, having only covered 1,105 miles (1,778 km), this well-maintained example presents a unique opportunity to acquire what many consider the ‘ultimate’ Lamborghini.

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