Lamborghini’s display at this year’s Techno Classica was one for the recordbooks
The legendary producer of high-performance roadsters is presented two, sensationally special cars in Pavilion #7 underneath the banner of “One-off Lamborghini Roadsters at Techno Classica 2015”.
Attendees were able to view two of the Italian carmakers finest creations:
The 1968 Miura Roadster and the 2014 Veneno Roadster
The 1968 Muria is, quite literally, a one-of-a-kind open-top version of the famed Lamborghini Muria. It is currently on-loan from a private collection and features its original colour and trim. Meanwhile the 2013 Veneno Roadster is a fully-working racing prototype borrowed for the Techno Classica event from the Lamborghini Museum at company headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Here’s a closer look at these two amazing vehicles…
Lamborghini Miura Roadster 1968
The Miura Roadster first appeared at the 1968 Brussels Motor Show as the next-evolution of the Miura P 400 at the behest of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. At the show, the car received ample praise and applause from the public for its innovative style and reported performance.
Though the reason remains unclear, the Miura never entered production despite the warm reception it enjoyed during its unveiling in Brussels. As a result, this Mirua is the only one of its kind on the entire planet.
Designed by Nuccio Bertone and Marcello Gandini, the Mirua differed from the Coupé in a number of ways. Mechanically speaking, the Mirua featured transversally-mounted side air intakes and a lower roll bar. Aesthetically, the car had completely original rear bodywork and, most noticeably, neither windows nor a roof.
After changing hands a number of times following the Brussels Motor Show, the Miura Roadster was purchased by a private collector and fully restored down to the last detail, including the light blue metallic exterior, white interior and red carpeting.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster 2013
The Veneno Roadster was built with two things in mind:
Astounding aerodynamics and complete cornering stability
Even though this car was built for the road, it makes the driver feel as though they’re burning laps around the track, particularly considering the Veneno Roadster is equipped with a 6.5 liter, 12-cylinder, 750 HP behemoth of an engine capable of taking the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 355 km/h.
Constructed of airy carbon fibre, the vehicle posts an impressive dry-weight of just 1490 kg, one of the main reasons it can provide such impressive performance.
With less than 10 (9) models available in the world, the Lamborghini Veneno is one of the rarest cars in the world; it’s no wonder the car carries a price tag of €3.3 million euros (excluding tax).
Visitors enjoying the one on display at the Essen show can admire the exclusive “Rosso Efesto” colour, developed for the explicit use with the Veneno.