• Aug 15, 2008
Click above for a gallery of the Veno.

Apparently, dreaming up a new design for a rarefied vehicle is too difficult for Veno Automotive, a Polish spinoff of UK-based Heros Capital Ltd. Rather than relying on design experts, with their fancy degrees and engineering knowledge, the company cribbed the Lamborghini Reventon so closely that we predict flying lawsuits.

Veno's car not only looks like a Lamborghini, the company claims it will perform like one, too. Underpinning the bodywork is supposedly a chassis that can make use of more than 1,000 horsepower. Coupe or convertible flavors are planned, with a low yearly volume of about 15. Carbon fiber will make up the bodywork, carbon-ceramic brakes are part of the package and there's an array of tech like night vision and an on-board computer with internet access. Power will initially come from Audi's 4.2 liter V8 in various levels of tune, and the company suggests that it will be able to wrest some LS9s from General Motors, a claim that's as plausible as space aliens at the White House. If V8s don't whet your appetite, there's also some idle chatter about an electric version. Our impression is that this car is just talk right now, and the pictures of the office look staged to some degree, so while the story is making the rounds, we wouldn't get our hopes up for anything real.


[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      that's just stupid. But like Randy said, if it's $1.4 mil less then sign me up. Just hope that Lambo doesn't sue and confiscate all the examples.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's like the Hyundai of supercars! Lets just trace our competitor's cars and call it a day.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lemmie get this straight...the Reventon was basically a Murcielago in different clothing and the Veno super car is basically a Reventon in different clothing??
        • 6 Years Ago
        No. It's a Reventon is basically /the same/ clothing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Old news... I wrote about it to AutoBlog some time ago and they have just ignored it... :( And now this big hello?! Oh no...

      Anyway first exemplar of Veno Reventon ripoff will be ready in few months.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So since there's no raging bull badge on the front does it cost $1,300,000 less or something? Otherwise I doubt it'll sell.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Haha! That looks nicer than a Reventon!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If it's 1.4 million dollars less than the lambo, id' buy it! :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Orange Country Chopper hoodie on one of the designers says it all.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you mean orange COUNTY? and what does that have to do with anything
        • 6 Years Ago
        ....meaning, OCC has as much innovation and creativity as this group.

        You just couldn't not be a d!ck. Typical wannabe blogger.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If that company doesn't get shut down by lawsuits, that car will be one of the coolest kit cars ever.

      Mark
      http://gearheadwiki.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a joke. The Polish are actual very intelligent people (if you know the culture) but this is pretty sad. What a rip-off.

      As for the comment about Chinese copying...Believe or not, the Germans and Japanese copied US methods of building cars and then improved on them. Lexus and other Jap cars are complete rip-offs of Mercedes and other luxury autos.

      Random... The reason many American cars are not built as well as their European counterparts is not due to our inability (most of the world's technology originated in the US, we share), but rather due to a combination of factors; most notable, the crippling of US automakers by unions, and the perception of the US market by automakers.....
      • 6 Years Ago
      There is always the hope these guys can do a better job of copying than the Chinese. A really good copy is always better than a really bad copy - just ask Carroll Shelby.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Only the Chinese copy stuff!!!"

      Proof this goes on all over the world and covers everything from cars to perscription drugs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, Lambo did borrow styling cues from Lockheed Martin.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jee, thancks foor tha speling tipp Porfressor Tool! Mayybe one daay Illl bee az goodd az u!
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