The Lamborghini Veneno and LaFerrari

Lamborghini Veneno vs LaFerrari - which is the greatest supercar?

The new Lamborghini Veneno and LaFerrari both debuted at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as the most powerful of their respective breeds but which of these two incredible Italian halo cars is the greatest? We take a look at the numbers side by side to see which new supercar has what it takes to claim the title.

First of all, we know that both the Lamborghini Veneno and LaFerrari are very special supercars with both being touted as the most powerful to ever be offered by the two companies. We aren’t talking about the most power Nissan ever or the most powerful Opal – being the most powerful Ferrari and Lamborghini is a title that is truly remarkable given the long history of the two companies. However, with both of these new supercars making their world debut in Switzerland at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, many gearheads are questioning which is the better of the two Italian supercars. Before I give my opinion on which I think is the greatest Italian halo car to date, let’s take a look at the numbers on these two cars.

The Lamborghini Veneno

The Lamborghini Veneno was designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the fabled Italian automaker and to show how far the company has come in the past 50 years, Lamborghini wanted to put every bit of possible technology into the Veneno. Everything that Lamborghini knows about designing and building a supercar went into the new Veneno and the result is a car that will beat any stock road going Lamborghini ever built – and probably a great many of their race cars.

The Lamborghini Veneno is powered by the same naturally aspirated V12 engine as the Lamborghini Aventador, but some tweaks to the engine allow this V12 to send 740 horsepower to all four wheels via an advanced full time all wheel drive system and a 7-speed automated manual transmission. At 3,190 pounds, the Veneno is 275 pounds lighter than the Aventador that packs the same drivetrain and that allows the new Lambo supercar to dash from 0-62 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds while reaching a top speed of 221 miles per hour. Only three examples of the Lamborghini Veneno will be made with a price around $3.9 million US dollars – and all three of them are already sold.

Click here for a full look at the Lamborghini Veneno including pictures.

During the developmental stages of the Ferrari Enzo successor it was known by a variety of names including the F70 and the F150 Project but when the most powerful Ferrari debuted at the Geneva Motor Show – it came with a name intended to signify that this is truly the most incredible Ferrari ever built. As I said when LaFerrari debuted…this isn’t just another Ferrari – this is THE Ferrari.

LaFerrari follows in the footsteps of some truly remarkable sports cars including the GTO, the F40, the F50 and the mighty Enzo but in developing LaFerrari, the engineers wanted to build more than just a high performance supercar…so they made it an ultra high performance hybrid. The result is a supercar that is fitting of the LaFerrari name with technical specifications and details that make it one of the most remarkable vehicles in the history of the automotive industry. Not only is LaFerrari the most powerful road going Ferrari ever built but thanks to the race proven HY-KERS hybrid assist system, LaFerrari is also one of the most efficient.


Sign-up to our email newsletter for daily perspectives on car design, trends, events and news, not found elsewhere.

Share this content.


the laferrari is 5sec faster than the enzo. engineers at ferrari have not said anything on top speed yet so its not 217mph. if its supposed to compete with the bugatti it can go faster. ferrari only said its faster than 225mph. and the veneno only goes 217mph not 221mph. the ceo of lambo said it from his own lips. Ferrari Wins
How about the fuel consumption if both were to maintain top speed. How long will they last? Which one consumes more gas? Ferrari is more functionaland sleek. Lambo is more creative and futuristic. On a straight road, and on paper, ferrari wins. But it all boils down to how each car is driven and who drives it.