What Are Some Facts About the Lamborghini Veneno?

The Lamborghini Veneno is a limited-production model built in 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Italian sports-car company; the company only made five of them, and retains possession of two. The car features a carbon fiber and aluminium frame and a 740-horsepower engine capable of reaching 221 mph and accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. Each unit sold for over $4.5 million.

The Lamborghini Veneno is based on the 2013 Aventador model and largely copies its interior design. The engine is upgraded from the Aventador's 691 horsepower, and has a number of improvements to the air intake and exhaust systems to accommodate the increased output. The Veneno has a four-wheel drive and a seven-speed automated independent shift rail transmission system.

In 2013, the Veneno was the most expensive street-legal production car ever built. Each unit has a unique painting. American businessman and car collector Kris Singh bought one car, painted with white, red and green details after the Italian flag. Antoine Dominique, the owner of Lamborghini Long Island, bought the second Veneno. The owner of the third car has remained anonymous, but is believed to reside in Macau, China; the car was seen in transit through Hong Kong.