Benjamin Reeves | March 3 2013 6:00 EST
Lamborghini, Volkswagen AG's (ETR: VOW) Italian sports-car unit, seems to be planning to release a new, insane supercar, the Veneno, at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Veneno, which means poison in Spanish, looks like it will take Lamborghini's usual penchant for off-the-wall wackiness to a whole new, carbon fiber covered level.
A photo from a British magazine spread featuring the upcoming Veneno supercar leaked online Sunday and quickly began making the rounds of all of the major automotive blogs. The car will, purportedly, do a top speed of 220 mph and is powered by a massive 740 horsepower, 6.5 liter V12 engine. The Veneno is covered with enough scoops, wings and angles to make even the most imaginative Hotwheel's car look like a Camry.
A Polish website, Autogen, reported Sunday that the Veneno will do 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and will be based on the body of the LP 700-4 body used on the Lamborghini Aventador.
The downside of the new Lamborghini Veneno? If the magazine spread is to be trusted, only three have been made and they've already been sold for a price of approximately $4.65 million. The Veneno in all of its expensive glory is set to be deployed to celebrate the legendary supercar maker's 50th anniversary. For now, though, there is no official information from Lamborghini about the car.
Volkswagen AG (ETR: VOW) shares closed down 2.03 percent, €3.20, to €154.65 ($201.32) Friday.
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