Set to hit the auction block in just two weeks, a rare and near-immaculate Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has just come up for air after being stashed away by Saudi Royals.
One of only nine roadsters produced, the downforce-primed, carbon fibre-clad creation is the younger brother of the Veneno coupe that was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show to mark the Italian automaker’s 50th anniversary.
Every single one of the nine examples was spoken for ahead of the car’s public reveal, and almost all of them disappeared into the collections of very wealthy individuals.
The Lambo in question is no different. Almost immediately after being the second car of the ultra-limited production run to leave the factory, it was sold on to a member of the House of Saud – the Saudi Arabian royal family.
It’s lead a rather quiet life since, as you’d expect, clocking up just 450 kilometres in its five-year lifetime, meaning catching it in the wild is an extremely rare opportunity.
The like-new, naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 supercar is one of the most sought after Lamborghinis in modern times, producing 750 bhp for a 0-100 km/h dash of 2.9 seconds.
Check out these snaps by Alex Penfold of the Veneno Roadster in the shadow of some of Port Hercules’ resident monoliths. The car will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s in Paris on February 5th and is expected to fetch up to US$6 million.
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