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Seized Veneno Roadster is most expensive Lambo ever
Well, kinda. White/cream Veneno is allegedly the most expensive Lambo ever sold at auction
A curiously specified Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has supposedly become the most expensive Lamborghini ever sold at auction, after an anonymous buyer paid £6,768,709 for it at a Bonhams auction in Switzerland. Not bad, given it was estimated to sell for ‘just’ £4.5million.
The Veneno was one of 25 cars seized by Swiss authorities back in 2016 as part of an investigation into Teodoro Nguema Obiang (look closely and you’ll see his initials inscribed on the Lambo’s doors and bonnet) - Vice President of the impoverished but oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, and son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
All 25 cars, including a Koenigsegg One:1 that sold for £3,760,394, a LaFerrari that sold for £1,786,187 and an Aston Martin One-77 that went for £1,269,133, were sold at last weekend’s auction. In all they earned a grand total of £21.9million, a significant portion of which will be used to fund social projects in Equatorial Guinea.
Lamborghini built just nine Veneno Roadsters (as opposed to three coupes), based on the Aventador platform and using a tuned version of its 6.5-litre V12 giving 740bhp. It can do 0-62mph in less than three seconds and has a top speed of 220mph. New they cost €3.3million before tax. This one, number seven, has around 200 miles on the clock.