Automobili Lamborghini SpA was based by the late Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, so when 2013 got here round, there was a major celebration available, the fiftieth Anniversary of the corporate, they usually simply couldn’t let that slide by with out a massive bang, and actually, there have been a number of ‘massive’ occasions all through 2013, most notably the Grande Giro, a street journey over Italian nation roads in a convoy of over 350 Lamborghini automotive, starting from the very early 350 GT over the legendary Miura and Countach, proper as much as the Aventador, even the at the moment model new Aventador Roadster took half, however there have been additionally some particular ‘celebration’ fashions unveiled in 2013.
One among them was the Aventador LP720-4 fiftieth anniversary version, restricted to simply 100 Coupe and 100 Roadster, they usually even had a bespoke colour for this particular limited-edition mannequin, Giallo Maggio, a pearlescent yellow paint that seemed superb, it was additionally the primary time the Q-Citura stitching turned out there on the Lamborghini Aventador since its reveal in 2011 on the Geneva Motor Present, however the LP720-4 celebration mannequin wasn’t launched till April on the Shanghai Auto Present, so what was proven on the 2013 Geneva Worldwide Motor present you may ask … nicely, that will be the Lamborghini Veneno.
And that is the place issues get attention-grabbing, solely three items of the Lamborghini Veneno had been out there to prospects, at €3,000,000 every earlier than taxes, and it will get higher, all three vehicles had been bought ‘sight unseen’, not one of the prospects noticed the automotive earlier than the revealing on the Geneva Motor Present I used to be instructed, however that’s not even all, apparently, that they had 24 hours to wire a ten% deposit to safe their spot, again in 2013 that €300,000 was in regards to the full MSRP worth of an Aventador LP700-4, to even get your identify on the order type, in the long run, two vehicles had been bought to prospects in the US, the Veneno Rosso, and the Veneno Verde, whereas the third one, the Veneno Bianca was bought to a consumer from the Center-East, who was rumored to be the identical proprietor that purchased the one-off Aventador J again in 2012.
So that you’ve simply spent €300,000 as a deposit on a automotive you’ve by no means seen earlier than, and also you couldn’t even select your individual colour, every of the three Veneno bought to prospects was completed in Metalluro, a form of silver metallic paint, however that shade actually made all of the intricate particulars of the Lamborghini Veneno stand out, particularly with the quantity of clear carbon fiber on the outside, and inside of this ‘few-off’ mannequin, the present automotive in Geneva remained the property of Automobili Lamborghini SpA and was much like the Veneno Rosso bought to a US buyer, recognizable by the pink Pirelli livery on the tires, and the pink pinstripe on the underside of the entrance bumper, facet sills, rear diffuser, together with the vertical fins, and the large rear wing with the roof mounted air consumption and central strut. On the Veneno Verde these elements had been completed in inexperienced, this automotive was bought to a different US buyer whereas the Veneno Bianca had the white livery.
And rumor has it the shopper of the Veneno Bianca wasn’t too impressed with the automotive when he, or she, noticed it for the primary time, and refused the supply, forfeiting his €300,000 downpayment. If that is true or an city legend, I don’t know for certain, however what I do know is that the Veneno Bianca has been on the market for a very long time, traveled everywhere in the world, and is rumored to nonetheless be on the market on the time of writing, now positioned in Germany, so far as I do know solely the Veneno Verde continues to be with the unique proprietor because the Veneno Rosso additionally appears to have been bought lately, thoughts you, the proprietor of the Rosso additionally acquired a white Veneno Roadster afterward.
This brings us to the Veneno Roadster, revealed afterward, and when Automobili Lamborghini SpA seen they bought out the three Veneno LP750-4 Coupe inside hours, they determined to construct 9 Roadster variations, this time at €3,300,000 every, introduced in a shocking pink metallic that jogged my memory of the 2012 Aventador J, and similar to that one-off, the Veneno Roadster didn’t have a roof, this was a real Barchetta model supercar, Lamborghini didn’t even hassle designing a roof for it, it simply wasn’t there … and I’ve seen a number of pictures of a Veneno Roadster the place the occupants had giant umbrellas as a roof when the automotive was pushed or unloaded throughout a wet day.
However it wasn’t as straightforward as they imagined promoting all 9 Veneno Roadsters at that worth, most of them bought rapidly, however I do bear in mind the final two taking a while, however one of many remaining Veneno Roadsters constructed was actually one thing particular, I’ve been lucky to see that automotive in individual earlier than the proprietor even collected it, so I wasn’t allowed to publish images of it, however since then the automotive has been put up on the market at a showroom within the Center-East, what was so particular about this automotive was the actual fact it was a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster with a transparent carbon fiber physique with a satin end. Bear in mind this was earlier than the Centenario could possibly be ordered with a shiny clear carbon fiber physique as a €300,000 possibility.
So what was so particular about these three Veneno Coupes and 9 Veneno Roadsters? For one the manufacturing numbers are a supply of confusion, as in whole, not 12 items exist, however 14 … which is definitely defined, Automobili Lamborghini constructed one Veneno Coupe and one Veneno Roadster for themselves, a form of manufacturing zero check mule, these had been by no means supposed to be bought to shoppers and ended up within the official Museo at one time, whereas simply three Veneno Coupe had been bought to prospects and 9 Veneno Roadster, so 12 items ‘available on the market’ worldwide.
One other attention-grabbing element was the three toggle switches on the central console, hidden beneath covers that had been completed within the Italian Tricolore colours, pink, white, and inexperienced, it was a secret what these switches really did, and the operate of considered one of them is perhaps a sign on why some individuals name the Veneno a Lamborghini LeMans race automotive, as one swap is rumored to restrict the Veneno’s velocity to ‘pitlane velocity’, see, this was at all times supposed to be a race automotive based mostly on the Aventador chassis.
So the 6.5-Liter NA V12 of the Lamborghini Veneno was additionally derived from the Aventador LP700-4 at the moment, however due to the Veneno’s LP750-4 naming we all know the overall energy output wasn’t 700 hp as on the Aventador at the moment, however 750 hp, which might later additionally grow to be the ability output for the Aventador Tremendous Veloce, the SV variant, one other limited-production mannequin from 2015, however I’ve heard from the proprietor of the Veneno Verde that regardless of having the identical quantity of energy because the Tremendous Veloce, the Veneno driving expertise is totally completely different, the latter feels a complete lot quicker in comparison with the Aventador counterpart, and let’s face it, a Lamborghini Veneno appears as wild because it will get … similar to a Lamborghini ought to, however with simply 12 items in the complete world, anticipate to pay nicely over the unique MSRP if you’re trying so as to add a Veneno to your assortment, for those who may even discover one of many three Coupe on the market that’s, a Roadster is perhaps simpler to supply as often not less than one is on the market someplace on the planet.