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Lamboghini Veneno Roadster makes public debut aboard aircraft carrier

Lamboghini Veneno Roadster makes public debut aboard aircraft carrier image

Text: / Photos: Lamborghini Press | posted December 03, 2013 12:42

Limited-edition roadster makes reveal aboard Italian aircraft carrier in Abu Dhabi

The limited-edition Lamborghini Veneno Roadster makes its public debut on the flight deck of the Italian 'Nave Cavour' aircraft carrier docked in Abu Dhabi's Mina Zayed port. The preview unit was in ‘Rosso Veneno’, with each client given a choice of their color preference.

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The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster was unveiled in the presence of His Excellency Giorgio Starace, Italian Ambassador to the UAE and the Admiral of High Seas Forces, Paolo Treu. Guests on board Nave Cavour enjoyed hospitality from chef Corrado Corti of Italy’s famous Hotel Splendido in Portofino, who flew in especially for the occasion. Singer and actress Elena Bonelli opened the event with the Italian national anthem; fashion designer Giada Curti offered a tableau vivant of her creations with ten top models. One of the happy few to sit in the Veneno Roadster was former captain of the national Italian soccer team and 2006 world champion Fabio Cannavaro.

The fully road legal, open-top Veneno Roadster is equipped with breakthrough aerodynamic elements similar to racing prototype cars. It will be limited to nine units and priced at €3.3-million.

Powering the all-wheel drive supercar will be a 6.5-liter V12 engine pushing out 750 PS mated to a fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9-seconds and tops out at 355 km/h.

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“The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is one of the world’s most exclusive cars with the most extraordinary performance,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini, commenting on the event.