The Lamborghini Veneno will make her debut later today in Geneva. As Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche ready their reserved, eco-friendly hypercars, Sant’Agata preps the Lamborghini Veneno, a $4.6 million brute of a car. The Veneno is supposedly based on the Aventador, which makes sense, though it wears a completely different carbon fiber body that’s even more extreme than other recent hypercars from Lamborghini, including the Sesto Elemento and Reventon.
Ever since the arrival of the Murcielago, people have been missing the rude, absurd, overdrawn, wonderful Lamborghini of the ’80s and ’90s. Audi’s take on Lamborghini started out fairly conservative, with relatively clean, classic shapes.
Well, it looks like that design era is over and the Veneno thoroughly brings back the crazy wings, vents, and angles of the Countach era.
It will almost certainly be powered by Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter V12 producing around 740 horsepower, while a seven-speed single-clutch transmission will carve up that output on the way to the Veneno’s reported top speed of 220 miles per hour.