Monday, September 30, 2013

Lamborghini Veneno


LAMBORGHINI  VENENO

One can only consider the Veneno an extremely fascinating machine.


Twelve humans have walked on the moon, yet only three humans will own a Lamborghini Veneno coupe.


One can only consider the Veneno an extremely fascinating machine.


The Italian automaker claims that its latest handcrafted $4 million supercar is "extremely exclusive," but we would venture to call that a gross understatement. Consider that Bugatti is making 450 Veyrons, Ferrari crafted 399 Enzos and Porsche assembled just 345 of its 959 supercars – you don't see any of those "extremely exclusive" cars on even a monthly basis. Now ponder the news that Lamborghini will make only four fully homologated street-legal Venenos, and selfishly offer only three of them for sale to the public.

Standing over the Lamborghini, watching the warm sun reflect off its gray metallic-look paint, one can only consider the Veneno an extremely fascinating machine.

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The Veneno is an exercise in lightweight composite building technology.

Lamborghini said the two-seater was created to push the envelope of design and entertain the automaker's future styling cues. According to those who penned the shape, its razor-sharp, carbon fiber figure is not only edgy, aggressive, sinister and evil, it's completely functional. Every detail in the bodywork has reportedly been engineered to optimize downforce, maximize cooling and minimize drag in the same manner as a racecar.

Consider its front end a large aerodynamic wing, with channels to guide air over and around the windshield. The fenders are set away from the body, just like a sport prototype racer, to optimize airflow around the sides and feed air into the radiators, brakes and intake. The rear wing is adjustable, and beneath the coupe is a smooth underbelly to minimize turbulence and lift.

But the vehicle is not an entirely clean-sheet design. Based on Lamborghini's own Aventador - a scene-stealing exotic by every definition of the term - the Veneno is an exercise in lightweight composite building technology.