Italian luxury sports car maker, Lamborghini S.p.A., is celebrating its 50th anniversary by taking its signature head-turning vehicles in a surprising new direction. The $4 million Lamborghini Veneno, with snake fang styled headlights and enormous tailpipes takes more than looks to the extreme. The Veneno is built on the Aventador’s chassis and uses a 6.5-liter V12, good for 740hp. Paired with this uber-muscled engine is a seven-speed, semi-automatic transmission.
Another distinction of the Veneno is that it’s very lightweight, due to the use of lots of carbon fiber. Inside the Veneno is a full carbon-fiber monocoque that is sturdy as well as lightweight. The seats are made of Lamborghini’s Forged Composite and throughout the interior is the light, woven carbon-fiber CarbonSkin®.
Only three will be built, and unless you’ve already put down your deposit, the supercars are already sold. However, there are options if it’s the extensive use of carbon fiber that’s caught your attention. All structural and skin parts in the BMW i3 MegaCity urban electric car are made of carbon fiber composites, giving it exceptional strengths and integrity with much lower weight. The car is expected to debut late 2013.