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.