Lamborghini Veneno makes UK showroom debut


An ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno is being displayed in the UK for the very first time.

Luxury car dealership HR Owen is displaying one of only four examples built by the Italian supercar manufacturer until January 6 2017. It is the first time one of the cars has been displayed outside of the Lamborghini museum or a motor show.

When it was released in 2013, the Veneno was the most expensive production car in the world, costing £3.6 million. It was conceived as a tribute to the company, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary at the time.

As is typical of these super-exclusive performance cars, the value is only going up. Last year, a Japanese broker listed his car for £8.8m, though it's unclear what price it was eventually sold at, if at all.

Lamborghini Veneno

Lamborghini Veneno

Lamborghini refers to the Veneno as a 'racing prototype for the road'. It focuses on reduced weight to optimise performance, highlighted by its carbon-fibre construction. Inside, occupants sit in carbon-fibre bucket seats, and a unique 'CarbonSkin' covers the entire cockpit.

The whole car's shape has been optimised for increased downforce to allow for faster cornering speeds. The 6.5-litre V12 engine makes 729bhp and can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 2.8 seconds.

As with all Lamborghini models, the Veneno gets its name from a legendary fighting bull – the animal that inspired this car is regarded as one of the fastest fighting bulls ever.