I have been closely following the release at the Geneva Auto Show of the ridiculously ridiculous Lamborghini Veneno over the last couple of days (read: looking at pictures). For those of you who aren't familiar, the Veneno is Lambo's new 'hypercar' (read: you'll never own one). You see, Lamborghini is turning 50 this year, so what better way to celebrate their history than creating a car that instantly becomes history? Only 3 of these are being built for the public (in red, white, and green--very Italian), and they are already sold.
Being that I'll most likely never see one in person, let alone sit in one, I haven't cared much about it. It's kind of like the Bugatti Veyron in it's ridiculousness, only much more rare and therefore pricey. The 3 that are scheduled to be built sold for the equivalent of $3.9M, and are probably going to be worth much more than that as each day passes. Something about it, though, seemed...familiar.
Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys. I had two action figures given to me by Chad Klonglan for my 6th birthday, plenty of outdoor sporting goods like my hot pink/black Nerf spiral football and Michael Jordan series basketball, a host of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, and one GoBot. Until today, I didn't even know this GoBot had a name--I just thought I had a rare Transformer.
You can see the obvious ripoff by the Lamborghini design team. The wedge-like front end, the goofy shark-looking fin(s), the colors black and silver together...They probably thought no one would notice the similarities between their beloved Veneno and Psycho from GoBots. They thought wrong.
Give it up, Lamborghini. Obviously you can no longer come up with your own designs and are forced to rip off a company's design that was ripped off from yet another company. I'm on to you, sneaky Italians.
UPDATED: Thanks to @lvgreenfield for the video tip! Enjoy!