Leave it to Automobili Lamborghini SpA to put together a never before seen event for the world premiere of their latest, limited edition, ultra exotic ... the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster was unveiled to the world on the deck of an Italian aircraft carrier in the harbor of Abu Dhabi ... yes in the UAE, United Arab Emirates.
Sure the Rosso Veneno finished Roadster that will only be built nine times was first shown in real life in a multi-million dollar house in Los Angeles USA back in late November, but that was a private viewing, a VIP invititation only event that had the show car from Sant'Agata on display ... Lamborghini was planning a world premiere on a totally different level of awesomeness.
December 1. 2013 ... Mina Zayed port in Abu Dhabi ... a 240 meter long Nave Cavour aircraft carrier from the Italian Navy ... Admiral of High Sea Forces Paolo True ... His Excellency Giorgio Starace, the Italian Ambassador in the UAE ... hospitality by the world famous chef Corrado Corti from Italy's renowned Hotel Splendido in Portofino ... the Italian national anthem sung by Elena Bonelli ... creations from fashion designer Giada Curti ... all this together with a group of VIP set the scene for one of the most impressive unveils of a super car ever seen in the world (check out the video)
The bright red Lamborghini Veneno Roadster would be raised like a fighter jet up to the deck level, surrounded by bright lights, smoke, fighter jets, helicopters ... and two pilots ... I'm sure it made even more sense being on the scene, this was surely one of the highlights of the 50th Anniversary year for Lamborghini, right up there with the Grande Giro and the unveil of the Egoista in Sant'Agata ... the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has officially been unveiled to the world ... nine are being built in 2014 at €3,300,000 without taxes.
Customers can order their limited edition Roadster in this amazing looking Rosso Veneno shade ... or opt for just about any color imaginable ... in this case the sky is the limit, but only nine of them will be built, making the Veneno Roadster a little less rare compared to the original Veneno of which only three have been built (3 customer cars and one factory owned unit), but you have to admit a Veneno Roadster might just be that little more exotic in the end.
We are talking about a 6.5 liter V12 powered Raging Bull, acceleration from 0 to 100Km/h in only 2.9 seconds might sound academic to most of us ... but a top speed of 355 Km/h with 750hp sound like music to our ears anyway ... all this power covered by a design that is so radical and different than anything else on the road ... it just might make this car worth every Euro of that 3.3 million price tag.
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster does not have a roof you can install in case of rain ... it just isn't there, instead you have two large roll-over protection bars ... and a simply stunning looking air intake in-between the seats ... which does take up most of the view from the interior rear view mirror by the way ... but with looks and power like this who cares what's behind anyway ... the car is pointing forward, and at 355 Km/h you'll need all your attention in that direction.
Being made entirely from carbon fiber and forged composites it takes about 15,000 hours to complete a Veneno ... after which it will put less than 1,500kg on the scales resulting in a power to weight distribution of 1.99 kg/hp ... save to say this helps to put down those impressive performance figures.
And in the end the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster not only looks like a street legal race car ... it offers some amazing features derived straight from the track ... how about a pit-lane speed limiter, permanent cooling and rigid engine mounts? The dedicated wheels are forged units in 20 and 21 inch at the front and rear wearing Pirelli 255/30 ZR20 and 355/25 ZR21 tires ... but these wheels also feature a removable carbon fiber ring ... and a single, central lock system ... just like on a race car.
Massive 400x38mm discs up front with 6-cylinder calipers and 380x38mm at the rear with 4-cylinder calipers make sure all this power can be slowed down in a hurry while the massive, clear carbon fiber rear wing offers three different aerodynamic settings ... a 90 liter fuel tank offers a decent reach for the lucky few that will be able to own this ultra-rare Lamborghini.
I have heard not all of the nine units have found an owner yet ... so make sure you don't miss it and put in an order now ... once sold out the value will most likely only go up, so get in on the MSRP and enjoy the best of the best made in Sant'Agata ...
The official press release from Automobili Lamborghini SpA on Veneno Roadster shown in Abu Dhabi