Lamborghini, one of the brands of the all-powerful Grupo VW, turns 50 and has celebrated it with the Poison. Undoubtedly, the best car manufactured in its history and almost a racing-client approved for the street by the mechanical elements used (engine, suspension or change), aerodynamics and the materials with which it is built.
Only three units will be manufactured, which have already been acquired by two American buyers and one Arab. The disbursement, three million euros without taxes, makes this car the most expensive in the world unseating the W Motors Lykan Hypersports, which was presented at the Hall of Qatar and cost 2.4 million euros.
The chosen name is based on the world of the bull, which is the logo of the brand. Thus, Veneno was one of the strongest, fastest and most aggressive ‘morals’ in history, sadly famous as well for the death of the bullfighter José Sánchez Rodríguez in 1914, on the sand of the Sanlucar de Barrameda square.
Also, the car has ‘bad milk,’ although in this case comes from the V12 engine of 6.5 liters capacity and 750 horses, which has improved the thermodynamics, increased the maximum speed and reduced the back pressure of the exhaust (i.e., more noise but also more horses). This propeller is associated with a seven-speed change that can be configured in five modes and transmits the power to the four wheels. The benefits overwhelm: accelerates from 0 to 100 in 2.8 seconds, and the maximum speed is 355 kilometers per hour.
However, the Poison is even more spectacular because of its forms, nothing gratuitous, and for the materials. So its body full of appendages, air intakes, diffusers or ailerons (even a shark type that extends the cover of the engine) is a miracle of aerodynamics. It is sought, above all, to increase the adherence of the vehicle at very high speed, in bends and braking and also to cool to the maximum elements such as the engine or the brakes.
For example, the wheels (20 inches in front and 21 behind) have perforated the outer part of the ring, which allows creating turbulence that cools the discs. And that is about very expensive ceramic carbon discs. As in racing cars, the tires are held by a single nut while the suspensions are of the pushrod type, as in single-seaters.
Lamborghini, an expert in the use of latest generation materials, has applied this knowledge by building both the monocoque chassis and the carbon fiber body, adding aluminum for the front and rear sub-chassis, while the interior has patented the use of others new for the construction of the seats or the coverings of the whole interior. It is a carbon fiber fabric (CarbonSkin is called) that is soaked with a particular resin that stabilizes the structure of the fiber but makes it very flexible so that it fits any shape and saves kilos.