Lamborghini has developed a convertible version of Veneno – officially named Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – the hypercar built in only three units. The roadster version will cost the equivalent of EUR 3.3 million.
Lamborghini Veneno was one of the attractions at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It drew all eyes, and became an instant success. All three copies were sold, despite the very spicy price. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster will become a reality, according to Car and Driver. The news comes from an interview with Stephan Winkelmann, the Lamborghini CEO, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance who confirmed the preparations for a limited range of roadsters based on the model launched at the Geneva Motor Show.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – Engine & Price
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is a new creation of the Italian luxury sportscars manufacturer. The convertible will be produced only in nine copies – each will cost €3.3 million (~ $4.5 million / £2.8 million), making it the most expensive series convertible in the world.
While talking about a three times higher production than Veneno, the convertible’s exclusivity is ensured by its steep price and the very short list of clients.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster uses the same 6.5 liter V12 engine available on the Aventador and entirely assembled in Sant’Agata Bolognese, delivering 750 hp at 8250 rpm and 690 Nm of torque (509 lb-ft) at 5500 rpm.
The first information say that the performance of the convertible would be very close to those of the coupé version, which means acceleration from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) is expected to be completed in 2.9 or 3 seconds while the top speed would be 350 km/h (217 mph).
The dry weight of the new Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is announced at 1,490 kilograms (3,285 lbs). Unlike other convertibles, Veneno Roadster will not have a mobile roof.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster was officially confirmed by the Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann. From the very beginning, representatives of the Italian car manufacturer specified number of units it plans to build and the price of the model. Between the convertible and the coupe version of Veneno, the price difference is 10%.
The new Veneno Roadster comes at a good time for Italians, Lamborghini sales increasing by 30% in 2012, the Italian luxury sportscars manufacturer delivering 2,083 units last year.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Wallpaper [photo gallery]
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