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Fighting bull for Geneva

2013-03-05 14:02

GENEVA, Switzerland - Lamborghini has come up with a unique racing prototype model to pay homage at the brand's ’s 50th anniversary.

Meet the Veneno, of which only three have been assembled (and already sold) with a focus on “optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability”.

FIGHTING BULL

Veneno was one of the strongest, most aggressive and fastest fighting bulls to grace the arenas. His name was everywhere in 1914 when he fatally wounded a famous torero, José Sánchez Rodríguez, during a fight in the Sanlúcar de Barrameda arena in Andalusia, Spain.

Power figures match those of the fighting bull's spirit. The car pushes out 552kW from a 6.5-litre V12 engine driving through a fast-shifting seven-speed ISR gearbox with five drive modes. Permanent all-wheel drive helps this supercar reach 100km/h in a warp-speed 2.8 seconds.

It has a claimed top speed of 355km/h.

FOR THE SUPER RICH

Even if you could afford the price tag of more than R34-million in Europe thinking of owning one won’t be possible as they've been sold.

The racing chassis has a pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units. The Veneno is also draped in carbon-fibre - chassis and shell.

The cabin has more Lamborghini-patented materials such as forged composite and carbonskin.

Check out the latest models in our 2013 Geneva show section.