Lambo launched from aircraft carrier

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This Veneno Roadster is one of only nine units to be built.

Aboard an Italian aircraft carrier docked in an Abu Dhabi port. Where else do you hold the official public unveiling of one of the most exclusive supercars ever made?

Lamborghini is not shy about the fact that the Middle East is one of its most valued markets, and it’s gone to all the trouble of sailing a 240-metre-long ship named the Nave Cavour all the way to the UAE for the official launch of its Veneno Roadster.

Resplendently perched on the vessel’s deck at the VVIP event last week was one of only nine units to be built.

Priced at around R46-million (before taxes nogal), the Veneno’s easily one of the most expensive cars in the world and we can only imagine that most of the lucky clientele hail from this wealthy region of the world.

Lambo’s not divulging any customer details – we just hope whoever it is can handle the open-topped 552kW Aventador-based 6.5-litre V12.

Performance specs for the almost entirely carbonfibre-built and road legal car are quoted at 2.9 seconds in the 0-100km/h dash and a top speed of 355km/h.

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The tin-top Veneno was launched, less lavishly of course, at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Click here to read more.

-Star Motoring

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