Ferrari and McLaren assumed that they had to only worry about each other during the Geneva Motor Show in a few days time, but it seems as though another hypercar is preparing to oppose them. The vehicle in question is the Lamborghini Veneno, but while the specs seem standard for a hypercar the price does not as there is a rumor that this could be £3.1 million, which converts to $4.4 million.
The successor to the Ferrari Enzo and the upcoming McLaren P1 specs seem evenly matched, such as around 900 horsepower and the fact that both make use of KERS, the Veneno is rumored to come with a 740 horsepower engine. However, don’t think that this will be a slouch because that’s pretty similar to the power from the Pagani Huayra.
So what makes the top secret Lamborghini Veneno so expensive? Well according to a leaked magazine article the specs of this new hypercar all attributes to the astronomical price, such as the 6.5-liter V12 engine, 7-speed single-clutch transmission, carbon fiber canards that are out in the open and the brutish styling.
All of this technology is rumored to help propel the Lamborghini Veneno to 220 mph, which would be 3 mph faster than the P1. However, we do know that McLaren has designed their car to be fast around a racetrack rather than worry about top speed.
There doesn’t seem to be many people who love the design of this new Lambo (if true of course) because it looks overdone in all areas, something that we will never see with the new Ferrari and what we already know of the P1.
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