In the 24/7 age of digital media, it wouldn’t take long for print photos of a concept to be scanned and digitized. A member of the automotive forum Pistonheads.com scanned this sketch from the Sunday Times of Britain of what’s reported to be Lamborghini’s concept car debut at this week’s Geneva show, the Veneno.
According to the spec box shown with the concept sketch, the Veneno will be powered by a 740-hp version of the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V-12 engine, and will cost the equivalent of $4.7 million. Three concepts will be built, and have reportedly already been sold. Sound familiar? Lamborghini also built and sold out a limited run of its V-10-powered Sesto Elemento concept, as well as reportedly making two of its Aventador J concepts.
The specs further list a 7-speed ISR automated manual, like the one in the Aventador, and a listed top speed of 220 mph. The styling, as you can see from the sketch, shows the typical Lamborghini flair for the dramatic, with a wedgy nose with multiple vents and scoops, and rear fender scoops to aspirate and cool the monster V-12.
The name is Spanish for “poison” but Lamborghini has a long history of naming its cars after Spanish fighting bulls, so we’re sure there’s some tie-in to that lineage at some level.