Lamborghini Veneno Official Details: 750-HP, $4 Million Price Tag

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

With 750 hp pumping out of its 6.5-liter V12 engine, the Lamborghini Veneno is special, sleek and scary fast.

Built to commemorate the supercar builder’s 50th anniversary, there are only three in the world and they’re already sold for a cool three million Euros each, or roughly $4 million. (A cool 600 grand less than early rumors suggested).

Despite its race car looks, the Veneno is based on the Aventador and is actually also a street legal machine. Even still, the maker boasts a top speed above 220 mph.

Shifting happens through Lamborghini’s seven-speed ISR transmission which directs power to all four wheels and offers five driving modes.

It shouldn’t come as any surprise, but the car’s monocoque chassis is made completely from carbon fiber reinforced polymer.

Every aspect of the body is tuned to be functional and borrows from the world of racing prototypes. That’s especially evident in the headlights, massive spoiler and oodles of vents to help keep the car cool.

But careful thought about cooling went for more than just the engine. In fact, Lamborghini says a carbon fiber rim around the car’s special wheels acts as a turbine to help cool the brakes.

The car shown here is Lamborghini’s test car and isn’t counted among the three cars advertised. The brand still hasn’t decided what to do with it yet.

GALLERY: Lamborghini Veneno

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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