To further highlight Lamborghini 50th anniversary year, the company have announced the launch of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, an open racing prototype with the company’s trademark design and performance.
With a maximum output of 750 hp, the roofless Lambo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 355 km/h. The car is powered by a 6.5 litre twelve-cylinder engine and is equipped with the extremely fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes, permanent all-wheel drive and a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units.
The Veneno Roadster is further proof of Lamborghini’s unique competence in CFRP-based lightweight composite design. A monocoque made from carbon-fibre reinforced polymer forms the basis of the Roadster and all exterior parts are made from CFRP.
Carbon fibre also dominates the interior of the roadster, the carbon fibre monocoque is visible inside the car, around the central tunnel and sills, the two lightweight bucket seats are made from Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite and a woven carbon-fibre CarbonSkin is used to clad the entire cockpit, part of the seats and the headliner. Like a hi-tech fabric, this extremely fine-looking carbon-fibre matting fits perfectly to any form and reduces the weight of the vehicle.
With all this advanced carbon fibre composites, this car does not need to lose any winter pounds, on the scales the car weights just 1,490 kilograms (3,278 pounds), with a power to weight ratio of just 1.99 kg/hp
With only 9 being made during the course of 2014 at a price of of 3.3 million euros each, you’d better get your name down now if you want one.