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Lamborghini marks 50th Birthday with New Veneno Supercar

By Paul Joseph

In the year of its 50th anniversary, Italian luxury sports car makers Lamborghini launched its new ultra limited-edition Veneno supercar in Switzerland ahead of the Geneva Motor Show yesterday.

Strictly limited to just three units, the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno – which takes its name from a notoriously aggressive fighting bull – boasts a 6.5-litre V12 engine producing 750 horsepower and a top speed of 220 miles per hour.

However most striking about the new Veneno is its front splitter, rear diffuser, giant rear wing and shark-like fin running along the spine of the roof, all of which are designed to optimise aerodynamics.

Despite these distinctive and unique features, the car also comes with some classic Lamborghini design hallmarks, including its scissor doors and Y-shaped headlights and taillights.

Meanwhile the car’s weight is kept low by extensive use of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer, including the entire tub and all exterior parts, whilst the seats and headliner are also comprised of lightweight materials such as Forged Composite and CarbonSkin fabric.

The three production cars will be finished in either green, red or white, mimicking the Italian national flag.

Each unit is priced at €3 million euros – and each has already been sold.

By Paul Joseph