A 740-HP $4.5 Million Lamborghini Veneno Gets Hooned In The Wet

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Would you have the balls to do it?

Those gearheads committed enough to have seen the movie Rush (if you haven’t seen it, we highly recommend it) know that even one of the world’s best racing drivers, Niki Lauda, backed out of racing the Mount Fuji Circuit during the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix due to excessive rain. While lives were at stake in that scenario, this time around the driver of this $4.5 million Lamborghini Veneno (yes, the same one we crushed) is risking taking out one of only four Veneno coupes in the world.

On the line at the Japanese Grand Prix was the entire 1976 Formula One championship, and the fact that a driver as good as Lauda high tailed it out of there is a good indication that wet racing tracks and fast cars do not mix well. The driver of this Veneno seems to have no such fear, however, at least until the rear end exhibits a slight wiggle under hard braking at the 2:23 mark.

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Afterwards, the driver goes a bit slower, presumably after realizing that they almost lost control of a $4.5 million supercar that’s as rare as it is fast. With 740 horsepower coming from a 6.5-liter V12, it’s a good thing Lamborghini was wise enough to instill the beast with all-wheel drive to help keep it together, a “protection for the investment” if you will. After getting comfortable behind the wheel, the driver can be seen having a bit of fun on the wet track, letting the tail wag a bit on the straights. And who could blame them when it’s likely that these cars remain garaged most of their glorious lives? Also worth noting is that the ultra rare coupe is the only Veneno you want in the rain because the roadster version has no roof.

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