The most insane car currently in production just got a bit crazier. The Lamborghini Veneno now comes as a roadster.
Lamborghini has been hinting for some time that it is planning on releasing a convertible version of its staggering Veneno hypercar, and now there are pictures to prove it.
These images released by Lamborghini show perhaps the most glorious topless sight ever witnessed. Only Scarlett Johansson – or maybe Benedict Cumberbatch on the other side – could give this car a run for its money.
The combination of angular design, carbon fiber, and air scoops sprouting every which way make this car look not so much like the Batmobile as the damn Batplane.
Actually, driving this car will probably require goggles, because it comes with the same insanely powerful 6.5-liter V12 as the hardtop. This engine is good for 740 horsepower, 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 220 before you can finish hyperventilating.
Even though roadsters typically weigh more than their hardtop counterparts, the Veneno’s unique forged carbon fiber construction means the roadster and hardtop weigh nearly the same. Even so, the Italian hypercar is not what you would call light, it weighs in at 3,285 pounds.
This weight problem is forgivable because a lot of it is down to a heavy all-wheel drive system. Believe me, with 740 hp, you absolutely want that added traction.
If you want one – who am I kidding of course you want one – you better start saving now. Lamborghini will only be making nine roadsters and they will each cost $4.5 million.
Still that is a bargain when you consider that not only are you getting one of the coolest cars ever designed, but undoubtedly the best named. Veneno is Spanish for ‘poison.’ And that makes this car one poisonous spyder.