Lamborghini's Veneno is being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show(Photo: Lamborghini)
Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY
One thing is guaranteed to make this supercar stand out: it will be the rarest of the rare.
Lamborghini found a way to create a splashy start of the Geneva Motor Show by unveiling a $3.9 million, 220 mile-per-hour supercar that have a short production run: three cars, all to be sold to consumers.
It's being called the Veneno and Lamborghini swears it will be street legal. (Even if the cops could keep up with it, we suspect that would be so taken with just seeing one they'd forget they want to pull it over.)
Veneno is meant to mark the 50th anniversary Automobili Lamborghini. It gets its basic architecture from Lambo's Aventador super sports car.
As such, that means it has the same 12-cylinder, 6.5-liter engine coupled with a fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission. There are five driving models and full-time all-wheel drive for extra road grippiness.
As one might expect, the body is pretty much all carbon fiber. A huge effort was put into making the car as aerodynamic as possible and creating downforce to hold it on the road. Lambo says the whole front of the car is basically, a giant wing, to hold the car to the pavement.
In case you're wondering, the name refers to a "legendary fighting bull" whose claim to fame was goring a famous matador, José Sánchez Rodríguez, to death in 1914. Oh, and we imagine the bull Veneno probably made a really good steak dinner before he ever became a sports car.