- More Lamborghini is simply not possible
- 125 kilograms slimmed down
- Everything for a tenth of a second
- 300,000 euros roadster surcharge
More Lamborghini is simply not possible
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But in view of this aerodynamics orgy, who wanted to create a little storage space for the emergency roof somewhere? The rear looks a bit like the tuner, but the mighty F…The wings and, above all, the huge diffuser serve a higher purpose than optics: downforce. That keeps cornering speeds high.
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Like the closed version, the Veneno Roadster from Lamborghini is based on the Aventador model. The specialty of this roadster is: there is no roof. Not a scrap of cloth, ke…A folding mechanism, no carbon parts to install and remove – nothing. Simply accelerate and whiz under the rain.
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Seats, cockpit and of course the monocoque behind the panels – almost everything that is solid on the Lamborghini Veneno is made of carbon. Nice expensive, but also nice and light.
Even the Bugatti is a bargain compared to the Veneno. Now the Italians go one better and let the super sports car made of carbon, carbon and again carbon cost almost four million euros.
M.Usually they say it like this: A new car is coming onto the market. This formulation is a bit exaggerated in the Lamborghini Veneno. Or understatement, depending on your point of view.
In any case, there is actually no market, because the car was only built and sold three times, finished. But now the manufacturer is announcing a second variant and at the same time hopes that the small, fine Veneno market will expand enormously.
Because Lamborghini will produce three times as much of the Veneno Roadster, i.e. exactly nine. Which proves: There is a life on the edge of the existential maximum.
125 kilograms slimmed down
In general, the Veneno is not a completely new development, but is based on the top model Aventador. What sets it apart is above all the material it is made of: carbon, carbon and again carbon.
This is not significantly different with the Aventador, but with the Veneno the strategy, shown for the first time with the Sesto Elemento study from 2010, was implemented even more consistently. The result: The Veneno is another 125 kilograms lighter than the Aventador.
That brings him to a dry weight (excluding gasoline, oil and driver) of 1450 kilograms, the roadster is 40 kilograms more – even in the world of carbon sports cars, cars without a roof obviously need additional stiffeners.
After all, the power-to-weight ratio of the open Veneno still remains just under two kilograms per hp (if it could drive without fuel and a driver), which is also due to the fact that the twelve-cylinder from the Aventador has received a little makeover: 750 instead of 700 hp available to the Veneno pilots.
Everything for a tenth of a second
If you step on the gas while stationary, use Launch Control and get all the traction out of the all-wheel drive, the 6.5-liter engine behind the seats catapults you to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds (Veneno Coupe: 2.8 , Aventador Coupe: 2.9, Aventador Roadster: 3.0). The forward thrust ends at 355 km / h, which means that both Veneno variants achieve five km / h more than the Aventador models.
But when it comes to top speed on the straights, sports cars are only marginally important. The Veneno, designed like a kind of wing on wheels, should have a lot ahead of the Aventador in terms of airflow and downforce and be even faster to drive around corners.
The outward sign of this is the rear spoiler, which stands as high and at the same time gracefully in the wind as in real racing cars. The Veneno, however, is street legal, and when parking you have to be very careful not to scratch anywhere with the spoiler.
300,000 euros roadster surcharge
You also need good self-confidence, but anyone who can spend 3.3 million euros on a car has that (300,000 more than the closed Veneno cost).
As is common in international super sports car circles, the price does not include VAT. In Germany, that would add another 19 percent, making 627,000 euros.
So maybe stop before the next rich bashing: Anyone who buys a car like this is doing a good job.
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