This is it; the new special supercar that Lamborghini promised to reveal at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5 to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and which we rightly assumed was pictured in a single teaser image we found on Facebook this weekend.
These print screens are real and at least one of them was sourced from The Sunday Times newspaper, which also had an online article that was swiftly removed.
The new Lamborghini hypercar is named the Veneno, said to mean “poison” in Spanish. It is built on the carbon-fibre monocoque chassis of the Aventador LP700-4, using an upgraded version of the latter’s 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 that produces 740hp instead of 700-horses, and can hit a top speed of 220mph (354km/h).
Power is transmitted to all-four wheels via a 7-speed robotized manual gearbox.
The newspaper report says that Lamborghini has put a price tag of £3.1 million on the Veneno, which is equal to US$4.7 million or €3.6 million, but before you prepare to sell your house, kidneys and your grand-children’s future, you may want to know that the Italian carmaker has already sold all three cars…
Update I: A new official photo has been added to the gallery – via Automonthly – Thanks Bruno!
Update II: We just added a high-resolution version of the official picture
Update III: Another set of images hit the web, this time from Autoforum – Hat tip to Martin!