Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkleman has confirmed the Sant’Agata-based car maker will produce a limited run of Lamborghini Veneno roadsters, based on the hardtop hypercar first revealed in Geneva earlier this year.
In an interview with Car and Driver, Winklemann said Lamborghini would produce a total of nine Veneno roadsters – three times as many as the coupe – at a cost of around 3.3 million euros ($5.15 million).
Despite the increased production run, rumour has it the public may never see the topless Veneno, though it’s hard to imagine potential owners would be the sort to shy away from the inevitable attention such a car would attract.
The roadster will share the ‘regular’ Veneno’s Aventador-based powertrain, meaning carbonfibre monocoque construction, 552kW, 6.5-litre V12, and 0-100km/h time of just 2.8 seconds.
Upon its release the Veneno became the fastest Lamborghini road car ever, capable of a top speed of 335km/h (220mph), and is not a track-only proposition like the Gallardo-based Sesto Elemento, another Lamborghini concept-turned-limited-production car.
Rumours surfaced earlier this year that Lamborghini was peddling the idea of a Veneno roadster to its most loyal customers, in an effort to guage whether a limited production run was a worthwhile endeavour. Obviously, and unsurprisingly, the interested parties said yes.