Lamborghini's $3.9 million Veneno

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  1. Chuck says:

    It transforms into a robot, right?

  2. Brainspore says:

    It DOES come in black!

  3. saint_al says:

    Can’t wait to rent one! With that price tag, the drive time might be 20 minutes. 

  4. Teirhan says:

    That is a beautiful car.  

  5. Stewart:  $1Million per inch.

  6. Guysmiley says:

    It’s basically just a vanity project meant to steal some of the thunder of Ferrari’s announcement today.

  7. Jason says:

    I find this car hideously grotesque. And I say this as someone who perpetually had a Countach poster above my bed as a child. I suppose it’s a timing problem.

    • Brainspore says:

      I think that’s it. There’s nothing about this car that strikes me as any uglier than the design features of previous Lamborghinis, but the car you dreamed of owning when you were 10 will always be the pinnacle of automotive design. (Also, the bands that you listened to around the time you first got laid will always be the pinnacle of popular music.)

      • class_enemy says:

        The cars I think are beautiful were actually built while I was still in diapers.

        Ferrari 330P4, Cobra Daytona Coupe, Jaguar XKE, Lamborghini Miura.

        The classic Coke bottle profile, back when it was called “streamlining” not “aerodynamics” and the cars were usually prettier than the boxes they came in.

    • Chris Hogan says:

       I’m with James May of Top Gear: Lambo make beautiful posters, shame about the cars.

    • Dlo Burns says:

      I don’t find it ugly, but it sure does seem like something made for a Nazgûl to drive when it gets sucked into TRON

  8. Navin_Johnson says:

    Attn: pre-order customers:
    Please pick up your cars at the warehouse filled with guillotines. Pay no attention to the guillotines.

  9. Art says:

    Hell of an automobile! But I would be reluctant to wear the mandatory drivers’ hat which says……..

  10. destroy_all_humans says:

    I hope Kia makes a knock-off soon

  11. CastanhasDoPara says:

    So… they’ve hired Frank Gehry or is that the result of some crazy industrial-accident?

    No, no, I got it. This was design by committee. A committee of 8 year old boys that is.

    (Dog, what an eye-sore.)

    • EH says:

      Yeah, why couldn’t they make it look better, like an Infiniti or something?

      • CastanhasDoPara says:

        Such as say the Essence. Yeah, I could get down with that. But typically the rest of the line-up is as boring as this thing is hideous.

  12. dmatos says:

    Did anyone else read that car name as “Venero” and then immediately think of STD’s?

  13. Stephan says:

    It’s probably the ugliest sports car that I have ever seen. 
    And I don’t just say that as somebody who grew up in Stuttgart learning early in life about the fact that the ultimate sports car ever designed was the original Porsche 911 Carrera ….
    Jaguar E-type? Sod off ye Brits!

  14. mumnjap ashker says:

    To the future owner of this car: “Mine is still bigger than yours!”

    • EH says:

      From the looks on women’s faces in the videos I’ve seen, that’s not necessarily something to brag about.

  15. technogeekagain says:

    Designed to appeal to those who think The Dark Avenger was (a) the best version of Batman ever, and (b) a version of Batman at all. (I don’t actually dislike the character or the brutalist style, I just think calling the new character Batman was not good for either.)

    • EH says:

      Hell yes! If anything, we can draw conclusions about what this car “means,” without projecting our own biases and insecurities onto the topic. Cars are special that way.

  16. Thorzdad says:

    That’s one crazy-expensive Audi.

  17. jerwin says:

    How does this differ from Bugatti’s practice of running off bespoke copies of its Veyrons? It’s just an Aventador wrapped in a fancy body.

  18. Besides Batman, I wonder who the other two buyers are…

  19. spejic says:

    It kind of proves the point of gross wealth inequality when companies have to come up with more imaginative ways for the hyperrich to spend their money.

  20. aerodynamic catastrophe? check. looks like a toy transformer? check. $10,000 led strips? check. incredibly irritating HID headlights? check. SIGN ME UP.

  21. Ian Wood says:

    Something (tangentially) related that kind of blew my mind when I heard it: a set of the bespoke Michelin tires for the Bugatti Veyron costs $42,000 and might last 10,000 miles if you baby them, and quite literally last only 15 minutes at the car’s top speed. I don’t know if the Lambo’s tires are equivalent, but it reminds me of the sheer maintenance costs of upper echelon consumption, like the multimillion-dollar mansions with tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of monthly staff and cleaning costs.

    That said, I like the looks of this mechanical object more than the Pagani Huayra, with its weird mirrors-on-stalks and odd crouching lines. And if I had $100 million…I’d probably buy a really nice Honda. Never been much of a transportation as status person. (Clothes, now…I’d go nuts, but only because bespoke suits are fantastic for someone with a wobbly shape like mine.)

  22. Eli Fleming says:

    Looks pretty bat-ugly to me

  23. newe1344 says:

    pre-ordered…

    because the rich walked away with so much of our money…

  24. I am the only one who has read “…but I’m going to keep my eyes out at CarlMarx”?

  25. peregrinus says:

    Q: Speed Bumps?
    A: No Signore.

  26. Albie Farinas says:

    The beautiful thing about this automobile is that it comes with a passenger side bag dispenser…  So if you ever have to hitch a ride with one of your narcissistic, garish friends, you can slip a bag over your head and ride anonymously….  

  27. Blaven says:

    Careful walking around the front bumper or you might slice open your ankle.  Is it just me or would this car fit nicely into Death Race 2000?

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