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Veneno Roadster Pushed into World's Largest Hypercar Meet at Shanghai Circuit

Shanghai Circuit recently hosted the biggest-ever gathering of what we call hypercars, machines that are so extreme they leap beyond the realm of mere supercars. We saw the latest Mclaren, Pagani or Koenigsegg exclusive editions.
Veneno Roadster Pushed into World's Largest Hypercar Meet at Shanghai Circuit 5 photos
Veneno Roadster Pushed into World's Largest Hypercar Meet at Shanghai CircuitVeneno Roadster Pushed into World's Largest Hypercar Meet at Shanghai CircuitVeneno Roadster Pushed into World's Largest Hypercar Meet at Shanghai CircuitVeneno Roadster Pushed into World's Largest Hypercar Meet at Shanghai Circuit
There was also a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, but something was off about it. With what seemed like hundred of people filming, the car was pushed by hand into its parking position instead of driving there.

We don't know what's going on, but maybe there a mechanical failure and the owner just doesn't want to risk damaging his prized exotic. A dead battery can take precious hours to fix, and as you can see, it was raining the day of the photo shoot. Another possibility is that this isn't a Veneno Roadster at all, but a mockup of the car. Yet the intricate interior and carbon fiber trim don't support that theory.

Could resale value be the real for using manpower instead of horsepower? At the 3:30 point in the first video, you can see that it's already done over 200 kilometers on the trip computer, which is reasonable for such an exotic car. What's an extra hundred meters going to do?

The man behind the wheel is certainly qualified to be there. Jeroen Mul is a race car driver who's been playing with a green Blancpain Huracan for a while. But what makes this weird is that every other hypercar entered the photo shoot under its own power, despite some of them being dinosaurs.

There's only 9 of these in the world, and they all cost €3.3 million or $4.2 million, although their values have gone up since then. Like its coupe cousin, the Roadster is powered by a 750 horsepower version of the Aventador V12. Its built around a carbon-fiber reinforced polymer monocoque, which helps keep the weight down to just 1,490 kilograms (3,278 pounds). With one hp for every two kilograms, the Veneno can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds.

Unfortunately, the Veneno can never outrun bad press, from being curbed to a bad loading job in Dusseldorf.

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