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Old February 9th   #1
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It's Coming: The Fastest Lambo Ever

http://carbuzz.com/news/2013/2/5/It-...-Ever-7712806/

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Lamborghini continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary as it prepares to unveil its fastest road car ever at this year's Geneva Motor Show.
Lamborghini is not sitting back and letting its competitors steal the spotlight in any way. Sure, Ferrari is about to unveil its highly anticipated Enzo successor and McLaren's P1 is just around the corner. So what's Lamborghini to do in order to remain relevant in this segment? Build its fastest road model ever. According to a new report from Car Advice, the automaker's brand design director, Filippo Perini, said "Lamborghini will celebrate their 50th anniversary by revealing something truly special at Geneva this year.

"It will be the fastest car Lamborghini has ever produced and will be very low volume. Less than 10 cars will be produced and most of them have most likely been sold." When pressed further about the upcoming car, Perini simply replied that "We want to shock the world with this car." So there you have it and let the guessing game begin. What could this car be? The production Sesto Elemento can immediately be ruled out because it's track only. The Urus SUV concept still hasn't been greenlit for production and the Aventador Roadster has already been revealed (and sold out).
Our best guess is that the fastest road going Lambo ever will be something along the lines of last year's one-off Aventador J. We'll just have to wait as we get closer to March's show to find out the full skinny.


Can't wait to see it.
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Old March 5th   #2
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They get faster and faster...and less and less production numbers.
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It was revealed at Geneva this week. Only 4 being made and they'll be $4million each.
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Wow, talk about exclusive! But not a bad price considering how rare they'll be in the future.
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Chances are only 1 will make it to the U.S. if I had to guess.

1-Europe
1-Middle East
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1-U.S.
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Chances are only 1 will make it to the U.S. if I had to guess.

1-Europe
1-Middle East
1-Asia
1-U.S.
1 of the 4 is going in a museum.

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The connection between Lamborghini cars and dangerous fighting bulls extends beyond the raging bull emblem. The twelve-cylinder Aventador is named for a fearless Spanish bull that won an award in 1933; the Gallardo for a highly prized breed of fighting bull. Lamborghini's newest arrival, the limited-run Veneno that debuts publicly at the Geneva Motor Show, is also named for a strong, fast, and aggressive bull, one that in 1914 killed a Spanish matador. It’s a foreboding name for a car capable of 221 mph. The Lamborghini Veneno is based on the Aventador LP700-4, but with extreme bodywork meant to evoke visions of a racing car. The carbon-fiber chassis (based on the Aventador's) and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) bodywork begins with an arrow-like nose with more aerodynamic aids than a fighter jet: a large lower splitter panel, upright canards at either side of the car, flying-buttress-like headlight housing, and cooling vents just ahead of the nearly-flat windshield. A large fin extends from the car's roof to its giant adjustable rear wing; beneath the wing are four exhaust tips and an assortment of cooling vents, flaps, and diffuser guides meant to further improve aerodynamic downforce. In fact, Lamborghini says the only solid part of the car's tail is for the license-plate bracket.


Yes, a license plate is necessary because this wild-looking car is road legal. With stability control, airbags, and full compliance with European crash-test rules, the Lamborghini Veneno could be driven on public roads. But its rarity and cost mean it probably won't be: each of the three copies destined for customers costs $3.9 million before taxes. All three are already spoken for. Under the skin is the same powertrain as in the Lamborghini Aventador. The 6.5-liter V-12 engine has been upgraded with larger intakes, less restrictive exhausts, a higher redline, and better cooling to produce 750 hp. The Aventador's seven-speed ISR automated manual transmission, all-wheel drive, and pushrod-style suspension are unchanged. Lamborghini promises a top speed of 221 mph, compared with “only” 217 mph for the standard Aventador. More carbon fiber is used in the car's interior, including for the two bucket seats. A woven version called CarbonSkin is used for the headliner, interior panels, and parts of the seat. The giant wheels, which measure 20 inches in diameter up front and 21 inches at the rear, have special carbon-fiber fan rings that "blow" cooling air onto the carbon-ceramic brake discs at speed. Although much of the bodywork consists of exposed carbon fiber, other parts of the Lamborghini Veneno are painted matte gray. Each of the three customer cars will bear accents in one of the three colors of the Italian flag -- red, white, and green -- so they each look different. The car on display in Geneva is Lamborghini's internal development car, and so it has stripes in all three colors. Lamborghini will build and deliver each of the three customer cars this year. It plans to keep the development car for further testing after the Geneva Motor Show concludes.
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Very interesting what they did with the wheels. And wow! A rudder on a car! Who would've thought?
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Maybe it's me...but I could find a better use for 4 million lol. They made a really super exclusive and fast fairly ugly car. The whole transformer look needs to go away haha.

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Maybe it's me...but I could find a better use for 4 million lol. They made a really super exclusive and fast fairly ugly car. The whole transformer look needs to go away haha.
It's definitely a chunk of money, but in these days of 1 million+ exotics, it's only a 3-4x premium to get something rare as this.

Personally, I like the flat panels as they seem more function than form. Farthest thing from the truth since a car from 1958 beats all these in drag coefficient...
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Interior...

Is it just me or does the dash with the huge '2' make it seem like a video game? I guess game UI is now influencing car design!
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http://jalopnik.com/meet-the-guys-wh...ium=socialflow

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The Veneno is indeed the next poster on children's walls, and thats exactly what the two smiling men wearing Veneno pins on their jackets told us during the first two minutes of our conversation. Meet Antoine Dominic, former Ferrari customer and current owner of Lamborghini Long Island, and Kris Singh, Managing Director of Tequesta Investments from Florida. They just spent $4 million each on a car they haven't really seen apart from some renderings before putting down their deposits. But they've seen it now, and couldn't be happier.
Looks like two might be headed to the US.
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Singh--Indian dude. I can't believe how many of us are baller like this. I wonder what industry Tequesta Investments is centered in. I bet they have some hotels.
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