Many people can claim they have a “rare” car—Ferrari only built 400 of its legendary Enzo, McLaren only built 375 of its P1 hypercars—but refine “rare” and you end up with a much, much smaller group. For example, something like this. A 2014 Lamborghini Veneno.
Revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Aventador-based Veneno coupe is truly a rarified machine. Lamborghini only built four coupes altogether, kept one for itself, and sold the remaining three to customers in the US and Macau.
This appears to be the #2 chassis—the one sold to Macau—and it has surfaced up for sale in Germany, by way of a Japanese broker. Like it? Prepare to shell out big time, because this 1-of-4 Lamborghini costs €9.98 million, or about $11 million at today’s rates.
As the folks over at AutoBlog point out, that asking price is nearly three times the car’s original sale price when new. That’s enough to make the all-new $1.9 million Lamborghini Centenario sound cheap by comparison. Then again, there’s a lot to love about the Veneno.
Lamborghini’s then-$4 million coupe cranked the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12 up to a bone-breaking 740 horsepower and came dressed to kill in a suit of carbon fiber, complete with raucous front fascia, gigantic rear wing, and a jaw-dropping rear splitter. Zero to 60 mph takes just 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 208 mph is entirely possible. It’s no wonder why Lamborghini called this rare machine a “racing prototype for the road.”
There isn’t much to love about the photos, however. They’re about as poorly shot as the price is high… which is to say, very. The car does redeem itself somewhat as far as mileage goes though. This Lamborghini has seen only 521 miles in its lifetime.
All told, an estimated 13 Lamborghini Veneno supercars exist in the world, including both the four original coupes and the nine roadsters which followed. What say you, Internets? Is owning one of these rare birds worth the exorbitant price?