Lamborghini Veneno Roadster throws away its top for 3.8Million Euro ($5.3 million)
But as these leaked photographs show, a topless Veneno is preparing for its inauguration, and according to Top Gear, it will be priced at a staggering 3.8 Million Euro ($5.3 million).
With nine being built, the Veneno Roadster will still be rare, but you get the impression the level of demand for the Veneno has been stronger than originally expected, leading Lamborghini to consider the roadster version. And with 740 hp unleashed from its 6.5-liter V-12, and a 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds, meshed with a top speed of 354km/h (220 mph), it's hardly surprising that the richest of the rich are clamoring for this ostentatious look-at-me-and-I'll-kill-you machine.
What makes the all-wheel drive Veneno so expensive, notwithstanding its uniqueness, is its abundant use of carbon fiber, including in much of the interior, keeping the weight of the sizable supercar down to a sensible 3,285 lbs. But if our Top Gear friends are correct, quite how the Roadster warrants such a price hike over its 2.9 Million Euro ($4 million) roofed brother is beyond me. Convertibles usually cost more, but the Veneno Roadster is no convertible. In fact, it has no roof whatsoever; if it rains, your only option is to depress the gas harder and outrun the droplets (shouldn't be too difficult). And the open-air sound of the screaming V-12 would surely be worth that minor inconvenience.