Introducing the most powerful Lamborghini ever: the Veneno LP740-4 (pics from all sides)

You are looking at the most powerful Lamborghini to ever meet a production schedule…a supercar designed to celebrate the Italian automaker’s 50th anniversary – with the striking new Lamborghini Veneno LP740-4 slated to make its formal debut tomorrow at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

We have known for quite some time now that Lamborghini was planning to introduce a production model that would be the most powerful supercar that they have ever sold to help celebrate the company’s 50th birthday but thanks to information leaked on the internet last night, we know that this historic car is the Lamborghini Veneno LP740-4. Details are limited on the Veneno but thanks to the bit of information included in the early leaked magazine image – we know the details that matter most to both buyers and dreamers.

As expected, the Lamborghini Veneno LP740-4 is powered by the same 6.5L V12 that is found in the current Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 but as the name would denote (for those familiar with Lamborghini naming schemes), the Veneno offers a touch more power. The Veneno’s V12 funnels 740 horsepower to all four wheels via a 7-speed automated manual transmission and a high performance all wheel drive system. No other specifications are known but we do know that the Veneno has a top speed of 220 miles per hour and I’m guessing that this vicious Lambo will probably have a 0-60 time somewhere in the 2.7 second range. This means that not only is the Veneno the most powerful production car that the company has ever sold but it is also one of the quickest and fastest. That’s Quite an amazing bragging right considering the long list of ultra high performance cars introduced over the last 50 years.

When the company began teasing the car that we now know as the Lamborghini Veneno LP740-4, we expected very much that it would feature the same V12 drivetrain as the Aventador but the styling of the new supercar was a mystery. We expected that the most powerful Lamborghini ever built would have some unique styling and that probably couldn’t be more true. The Veneno styling is really like nothing that we have ever seen before in terms of a production unit and while it is extreme – it is also beautiful. Across the front end, we can see a little bit of Sesto Elemento styling with the pointed center section while the sharply angled front end and headlights that extend well out past the front of the wheels is bolder than I could have predicted. Along the sides, the widebody racer design with indented doors, huge vents and tons of carbon fiber splitters and canards make this look like a race car that just needs some sponsors and a number.


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