The Story Behind The Most Expensive Lamborghini Ever Sold

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While the Veneno already had the makings of a record-breaking supercar from the start, it wasn’t until 2019 that it started making its imposing presence known yet again. This came in the form of a white 2014 Veneno Roadster, which was sold at Bonhams for almost double its original price (via The Drive). Venenos are already rare enough as it is, but this particular example apparently belonged to Teodoro Nguema Obiang — the Republic of Equatorial Guinea’s vice president. After he was investigated for corruption, misuse of public assets, and money laundering, among others, Obiang’s Veneno was confiscated and then sold off at an auction for a whopping $8.3 million.

Fortunately, the money accumulated from the most expensive Lamborghini sale in the world is said to aid in Equatorial Guinea’s various social programs. So, what made the infamous government official’s Veneno so special? For starters, this pristine Veneno only had about 200 miles on its odometer, and only one other example shared the same factory color scheme. Other unique touches include a chrome set of wheels, a James Bond-esque 007 serial number, and the owner’s initials adorning its bonnet and doors. Despite being in relatively mint condition, it’s not without its few foibles, namely a “slight scratch” on one of its wheels as well as its battery needing replacement. Even with such a sullied history, this Veneno still turned out to be perhaps the most expensive Lamborghini ever sold. But what about the rest of this extremely rare one-off model?

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