The Veneno was first seen in concept coupé form at the Geneva motor show
Lamborghini says it will build nine examples of the car in 2014
A cost of £2.8 million means the car will only go to the super wealthy
Like the coupé, it's based on the Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini says the car can go from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds
A top speed of 220mph means the Veneno roadster is faster than many hypercars
The car comes with four-wheel drive and pushrod suspension
Expect a stripped out, track-focused interior
The Veneno Roadster was been given its public debut in Abu Dhabi
Just nine versions of the Veneno Roadster will be sold
The Veneno was revealed in Abu Dhabi as part of an event promoting Italian trade
The Lamborghini Veneno was shown in January 2014 in Las Vegas
It took centre stage at the CES electronics show
It was the first major public outing for the car
Lamborghini's trademark extreme styling is in evidence
Buyers get unique styling
Front-end is trademark Lamborghini
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Crowds at the CES show took the chance to get up close
The Lamborghini Veneno roadster has been displayed in public for the first time, at the CES electronics show in Las Vegas. Just nine versions of the Venero roadster will be built, costing £2.79m each.
The Venero roadster has no roof, and Lamborghini says the “design is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability through fast corners – with handling akin to that of a racing prototype. Yet it is fully road legal”.
It is powered by a mid-mounted 6.5-litre V12 developing 740bhp mated to a semi-automatic gearbox with five shift modes. Power is sent to all four wheels. Lamborghini claims a 0-62mph time of 2.9sec with a top speed of 220mph for the 1490kg hypercar.
The front end is said to act as a huge wing and the car’s flat underbody incorporates a “sizeable” rear diffuser. Other aero kit includes an adjustable rear wing and a carbonfibre ring around the wheels that create a turbine effect providing cooling to the brake discs.
The “Red Veneno” paint was developed specifically for the Veneno roadster, although customers are able to specify other shades.
The car is based around a carbonfibre reinforced polymer monocoque which Lamborghini says is further evidence of its ability to work with CFRP. The chassis is visible from the cabin, and the seats are formed from lightweight forged composite, a material patented by Lamborghini. The interior is trimmed in carbonfibre “CarbonSkin” fibre.