18 Oct
The most expensive "production" car on Earth loses its top

Ahead of its official 2013 Geneva Motor Show debut, images have leaked of Lamborghini’s latest supercar. The Veneno Roadster is obviously a topless version of the Veneno coupe, which is itself mostly based on the Aventador and its firebreathing 6.5-litre V12 engine. Tuned to generate a blurry-eyed 740 horsepower, the Veneno Roadster’s open-top design is the only thing that separates it from its AWD coupe brethren — that and the fact that 9 will be built, as opposed to only 3 of the coupe (all of which are already claimed). The version above features a Rosso Veneno paintjob created specifically for the Roadster, which is heavily outfitted with carbon fiber parts. Its futuristic razorblade front end and rear diffuser are obviously purpose-driven, lending the car an incredible downforce to keep all its four wheels on the asphalt. Which is necessary, given Lambo’s claimed 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds and top speed of 221mph. The Roadster supercar also features carbon-ceramic disc brakes, a seven-speed “ISR” transmission, AWD, a re-configurated racing chassis and bespoke alloy wheels. Exactly how much for all this madness? Oh, just about $4.5 million (3.3 million Euros) — making it the most expensive “production” car in the world.

More looks at the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster after the Jump…

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