We think it’s hideous – but this Lambo’s worth R140-million

  • Ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno Coupe on show UK
  • One of only four units ever assembled
  • Previously only seen in the Lamborghini Museum
Lamborghini Veneno Image: Newspress
ONLY FOUR WERE MADE: This is one of them, the Aventador-based Lamborghini Veneno. Seriously, could you handle the guffaws and pointed fingers? Image: Newspress

LONDON, England – One of the rarest Lamborghini sports cars in existence – one of only four ever assembled – will be in an upmarket showroom here in the British capital until January 9

HR Owen Lamborghini will have on it South Kensington showroom floor a performance-focused Veneno Coupe, described in a media release sent to The Corner as “a supercar spotter’s dream”.

SO UGLY IT’S BEAUTIFUL?

The car was originally launched back in 2013, based on the Lamborghini Aventador, as a special tribute to the Lamborghini brand on its 50th birthday and as such was retailed then for £3.6-million – the equivalent of about R61-million. However, in March 2016, a broker in Japan listed his Veneno on a German website for £8.8-million… the equivalent of R140-million.

What kind of investment is that? Even for a car as ugly (The Corner’s view, at least) as the Veneno.

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BATMAN WOULD HAVE LOVED IT: Or perhaps, given that the car looks like something out of a cartoon series, he did order it but then renaged on the price. Image: Newspress

The car now in London will, the dealer said, be the first Veneno to be featured in a main dealership in the UK. It had been on public display only at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, and at high-profile auto shows around the world.

Owens’ explained: “The Veneno’s ethos is all about being as light as possible to enhance performance with its exceptional aerodynamics making it feel like more of a race car than a road-legal supercar.

“It’s been optimised for high-speed corning stability to make it one of the world’s most thrilling cars to drive – not to mention one of the most striking in appearance.”

H R Owen is Britain’s leading luxury motor dealer group, dealing with some of the world’s most sought-after premium automotive brands – Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, BAC and, of course, Lamborghini.

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