Incredibly Rare Lamborghini Veneno Up For Sale
The Lamborghini Veneno is more than just an exotic car. It’s an extremely rare exotic car. Created to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th birthday back in 2013, it features an intense, wild design with power drawn from the Lamborghini Aventador. The Italian automaker built three of the models, but they never hit the open market. Instead, the company opted to sell them to their most loyal customers for approximately $4 million a piece. Now, just three years later, Veneno 02 is on the open market and the price tag is staggering to say the least.
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Reckless International Prestige Car Dealership in Japan posted an ad for Lamborghini Veneno 02 on the German site Mobile. Boasting an asking price of 9,980,000 euros, or about $11.1 million, the silver supercar has just 522 miles on its odometer. The ad also lists the supercar’s features and pictures that show the car is currently in storage.
The Veneno originally debuted at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show where it shared the spotlight with supercars that exceeded 900 horsepower. The real story came with the car’s crazy design rather than its horsepower.
Made of carbon-fiber bodywork, every vent and scoop does more than look cool. The front end results in a massive amount of downforce, while the back end is open to allow hot air out of the engine bay. Even the wheels are aerodynamic and act as a turbine to help cool the brakes.
Based on the Aventador, the exclusive supercar boasts a 6.5-liter V12 engine that pumps out a massive 750 horsepower and 508 lb-ft of torque. Boasting a 0-60 time of just 2.8 seconds, the Veneno also has a top speed of 220 mph.
Two of the three Venenos came to the United States, one to Miami and the other to Long Island. The third Veneno is more of a mystery. Originally sold to a customer in China, it was spotted in Hong Kong during its shipping to Macau. There’s no word on what happened to the pre-production version that appeared at the Geneva Motor Show.
With a price tag of $11.1 million, the rare Lamborghini Veneno isn’t likely to go anywhere fast, not while you can buy a small fleet of supercars for the same price, anyway.
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