Toward the end of last summer, a Lamborghini Veneno roadster sold at auction for $8.4 million. The gavel price catapulted the convertible to the top slot for a Lambo sale price, a record which currently stands, but could soon fall. Another Veneno roadster owner is looking to try his luck, and his black-and-lime green example is headed to auction early next month.
The car was owned by a Saudi royal, and has less than 300 miles on the odometer. The car is one of 9 roadsters made during the short production run of the model; only 14 were produced in total between 2013 and 2014. The car’s engine is a 6.5L V12 that delivers 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque, giving it a 2.8 second launch to 60, and a top speed of 221 MPH.
The sale is being handled by Sotheby’s, and set to be featured prominently in the firm’s Paris office on February 5. Pre-auction estimates are quite conservative, ranging from $5 million to $6 million, but things may very well get heated.
The auction, which coincides with the week-long show Rétromobile, will launch Sotheby’s European dates for 2020. Other lots to be auctioned include a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, estimated to sell for at least six and a half million dollars.