Hey, Lamborghini execs... why the long face? Is it because your double-top-secret Veneno hypercar has leaked ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut?

This unidentified magazine scan has dribbled its way onto the internet, and the single image shows a radically designed coupe – even by Lamborghini standards – powered by the 6.5-liter V12 from the Aventador tuned to produce 750 horsepower, routed through the company's seven-speed single-clutch gearbox. The bodywork features exposed carbon fiber canards, asymmetric wheel wells, a massive rear wing, and all manner of vents and scoops, all combining for an outlandishly brutal look.

What does "Veneno" mean, exactly? It translates to "poison" in Spanish, but if the company's history is anything to go by, it must also be the name of a noteworthy bull in the history of tauromachia. What the car means to Lamborghini, however, is a celebration of the one-time tractor manufacturer's 50th anniversary.

According to the scan, the 220-mph Veneno will be limited to just three examples – all already spoken for – and command a princely 3.1 million pounds sterling (around $4.6 million dollars). Each will be painted in a white, red or green color scheme – not coincidentally the colors found on the Italian flag.

We'll be on the show floor this week to find out whether this scan and the information therein represents Lamborghini's real-deal Geneva premiere or a bit of well-meaning fiction, so stay tuned.


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      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Um, 4.6 million dollars huh? Um.....I am going to go with.....no...thank you. I love exotics and all....but I could do so much with 4.6 million dollars.
        Ryan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        Even if you loved exotics, you could take that $4.6M and get a P1, F150 AND 918.
          NY EVO X MR GUY
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ryan
          Hell, I could start a small exotics car dealership. Then Id have one of these things as a demo and never buy it.
      LW
      • 1 Year Ago
      Time to load up on bondo for my fiero
      wicketdreams
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you realy pay attention it looks like a hyped up Sesto Elemento
      johnnythemoney
      • 1 Year Ago
      For the record, Lamborghini still makes tractors, boliers A/C units and many other things. They just separated the company in many entities, only one of which is owned by Audi AG. Referring to the car, well, if you understand just two things about cars and the automotive industries, you can't honestly deny that this would bu hugely expensive. If you can sell a completely new car for around $ 1-2 million like the various Pagani Huayra, Ferrari F150, or even the McLaren P1 (which uses some MP4-12C main components though) or Porsche 918, how come a new bodywork alone is this expensive? It just isn't, but there surely are more than just 3 people willing to pay that much for exclusiveness, style, and a few other things. They surely learned that 20 units was too much, said the Reventòn. Not that it needs more, but I'd hope for a more relevant performance increase over the Aventador just for the sake of really making it unique. Styling wise, this looks just like an Instagram overly edited and corrupted image, so I'll save my thoughts for the next 24-48 hours.
        johnnythemoney
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnnythemoney
        Forgot to add, I'm well aware of CFD simulations and wind tunnel testing with scale and full size models, and this is still extremely expensive. The Aventador J was structurally different, so it needed quite some engineering work, and again CFD simulations. The car was developed in 6 months iirc, built in one unit and yet it had a price half this car's. Not really my problem anyway.
          Jonathan Lee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @johnnythemoney
          If I'm not mistaken, the carbon fibre tub of the car means that they didn't need to reinforce the structure of the Aventador J. Also, it was six weeks, not months, to build it. The reason why the Huayra, F150 and the P1 will cost less than this even though they are completely new (and probably more technologically-advanced) is because they'll sell far more -- in the hundreds -- so the engineering cost will be spread out across the units that they sell. Even so, I do agree that the price is absurd. I think this is just Lamborghini seeing just how high they can charge people for these special models.
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cheesy
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks a bit better in this pic. still not impressed https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/483844_10151150736129649_1765928314_n.jpg
      Allen Aventador
      • 1 Year Ago
      if this is their idea of a 50th anniversary car they should at least launch 50 of them. what a joke and frankly i didnt see any problem with launching the Aventador SV (or an SV-R road going version) right at this time. I m guessing the plan is the same for next year as well (use an existing platform thats already on sale and charge people millions for it.) This car reminds me a lot of Audi's Le mans cars if anything.
      WindsWilling
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey, look at this awesome car. Bad enough you can't afford it, but also, "if you can" we sold them already before we announced them! What a stupid action of this maker. Maybe a redesigned Gallardo is going to take cues from these 3 things or something.
      Pdexter
      • 1 Year Ago
      A bit dissapointing thinking how awesome Aventador is. Though Lambos do usually look way better in real life.
      vroooomy
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://jalopnik.com/lamborghini-veneno-all-of-it-450933018
      kA
      • 1 Year Ago
      Carscoops has a high res picture (the source of this scan)-- http://www.carscoops.com/2013/03/new-lamborghini-veneno-leaked-it-47.html
      domingorobusto
      • 1 Year Ago
      Eww. Takes everything that makes the Aventador one of the best looking cars ever and makes it worse.
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