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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Lamborghini Murciélago LP640: Arrival of the Geneva surprise!

Lamborghini Murciélago
As announced earlier, Lamborghini is really going to show a surprise at the Geneva Motor Show: the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640.
It's not just a restyling. The Murcielago is more square and aggressive than ever, it's more powerful than ever and it's faster than ever.

LP640 means Longitudinale Posteriore 640 hp, and it refers to the position and power of the V12 engine, that gains 60 hp on the previous Murcielago (from 580 to 640 hp at 8,000 rpm, while the torque grows from 650 to 660 Nm at 6,000 rpm).

The technician in Sant'Agata Bolognese made new cylinder heads, a new crankshaft, new camshafts, a new exhaust sytem, with a single, gigantic and menacing central exhaust tube.

Top speed is now even higher than the 330 km/h of the old Murcielago, while it accerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.4 second (down from 3.8 seconds).

The body is almost entirely built in carbon fiber (except for steel door panels).

What can one say of the renewed styling ? It's even more "monstruos", even more menacing. The message seen from the front is "move over", from the rear it's "eat my exhaust".

Official prices haven't been announced yet, but you can expect to pay some 20-25,000 € over the original Murcielago's pricetag.


Lamborghini Murciélago
Lamborghini Murciélago
Lamborghini Murciélago

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Source: Eurocarblog


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