This was one of the first times that a Veneno was shown on a track in public, and thankfully serial supercar spotter Shmee150 was there to film it. The boisterous sound from the car’s V-12 can clearly be heard, especially when the driver gives the gas pedal a few squirts in the pit lane.
This particular Veneno is the first example built, and it remains the property of Lamborghini. It was showcased to loyal customers at this weekend’s race in an effort to promote the recently announced run of nine Veneno Roadsters, which list at a cool 3.3 million euros ($4.5 million) each.
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Each of the three Veneno coupes sold to the public will be differentiated by wearing either a red, white or green stripe to correspond with the Italian national flag.
All Venenos are based on the Aventador platform but sport a 740-horsepower version of Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter V-12. This enables them to hit 62 mph from rest in just 2.9 seconds and go on to reach a top speed of 220 mph.
Amazingly, the ultimate winner of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Finals was a 19-year college student by the name of Andrew Palmer. The Chicago native only started racing in October and shot to prominence at Virginia International Raceway during a leg of the North American series, where he claimed a race win on his debut. At Vallelunga, he beat 22 other drivers including some professionals.