Topless Lamborghini Will Set You Back $5.3 Million but You’ll Get to Go 220 MPH

By: | November 22nd, 2013

Famous for its fast and mean-looking vehicles, Lamborghini has announced its most expensive supercar. The limited edition Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is the same Veneno that was unveiled in March this year at the Geneva Motor Show to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. The only difference is that this model will not have any roof.

The price? A staggering $5.3 million. That’s around 335 Ford Fiestas.

Convertibles usually cost more but Veneno Roadster is not a convertible. Lamborghini says the top will be permanently open to offer an intense driving experience. So don’t expect any kind of roof over your head, even if it rains.

Lamborghini plans to make only nine such topless vehicles, which makes it slightly less exclusive than the original that had a total run of three. The Veneno Roadster will be nearly identical to the hard top version in specs. It will share the same 740 bhp (750PS) 6.5-liter V12 engine connected to a sequential manual gearbox. But Veneno Roadster’s uniqueness lies in its outlandish design and the $5.3 million price tag.

Apart from its design, what makes this all wheel drive Veneno Roadster so expensive is its abundant use of carbon fiber to keep the weight of this sizable supercar down to a sensible 3,285 lbs or 1490 Kg. The Roadster can zip from 0 to 60 mph or 96 km/hr in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 220 mph (355 km/h).

The Veneno Roadster was named after a famous Spanish fighting bull, the same animal as Lamborghini’s trademark logo. The name was chosen to emphasize the car’s power, strength and vigor. All of which are reflected in the price tag that makes this the most expensive Lamborghini you can buy.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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