Attention, McLaren and Bugatti: The gauntlet has been thrown.
On Monday, Italian automaker Lamborghini introduced its supercar Veneno, a 750-horsepower beast with a price tag of $3.9 million that instantly makes it one of the most expensive cars ever produced, placing the $2.4 million Bugatti Veyron and the McLaren F1 ( Only a million dollars, though (hard to find) is in the shadows.
The car is a one-off, produced in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of Lamborghini. Like all Lamborghini cars, its name is derived from bullfighting. The Veneno appears to have been a particularly fast animal since the early 1900s. According to CEO Stephan Winkelmann, the new car is “the fastest and most powerful road Lamborghini we’ve ever made,” Automotive News Europe reports.
Most of the car’s unusual cost comes from its carbon-fiber monocoque construction, CNN Money reports. While the car is based on the $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador chassis, all of its body panels — including the various splitters, air ducts, diffuser and massive rear spoiler — are specifically designed to increase downforce and keep the car close to the road, according to Chicago platform.
The Veneno comes with a 6.5-liter V-12 engine, a seven-speed automatic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive, all of which help it accelerate from zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of nearly 220 miles. hour.
The Winkelmann prototype presented in Geneva is the automaker’s development car, according to The Telegraph, featuring the green, white and red racing stripes of the Italian flag.
But even if you’ve got a scratch thinking about buying one of these beasts, don’t get too excited just yet: Lamborghini makes only 3 Venenos, and they’ve all been talked about. It might also save your money for a Steve McQueen Ford GT40.
Alternatively, here are some other things you can buy for $3.9 million: