The Lamborghini MurcielagoLP640 is
quite possibly the hottest Lamborghini ever. The Murcielago comes
at you like wild animal. With its sleek contours, jagged edges and
single-minded purpose, the Lamborghini Murcielago throws away all
pretense of practicality and utility. The Lamborghini Murcielago
is not only a supercar, but a super duper car as well.
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First look strikes you hard. There are no unnecessary details on
the Lamborghini Murcielago whatsoever. The Murcielago has no funny
looking grills and no strange lights, just an aerodynamic piece
Originally produced in 2001, the Lamborghini Murcielago underwent
a name change in 2006 and is now called the Murcielago LP640. An
open-top version was released later the same year called the Murcielago
LP640 Roadster, roofless and sexier.Features
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The Murcielago upholds many of Lamborghini’s longstanding traditions
and much of the trademark designs have all been integrated, despite
the vehicle being the first Lamborghini to be designed by a non-Italian.
The Lamborghini Murcielago runs on a mid-mounted 6.5 liter V12
engine churning out 633 bhp at 8000 rpm. The Murcielago has a maximum
torque of 660 Nm at 6000 rpm and can run at top speeds of 211 mph.
Zero to 60 mph is at 3.4 seconds. Weight distribution follows standard
Lamborghini design with 52-percent front and 48-percent rear.
The Lamborghini Murcielago distributes power to all four corners
via an advanced four-wheel drive system, able to unload up to 100-percent
of the torque to either axle. The Murcielago offers both the standard
six-gear manual transmission and Lamborghini’s “e-Gear,”
which is their electro-hydraulic advanced transmission system. Drivers
have expressed surprise at the manual transmission and how light
and easy it is to use, despite the high speeds.
The exterior panels of the Lamborghini Murcielago are all made
from carbon fiber with the exception of the gullwing doors and roof.
The Murcielago sports 18-inch Pirelli PZero Rosso tires. The exhaust
roars a hollow, chilling sound.
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Although the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 has been modified to
provide more headroom for the driver, the cabin is still small and
the windshield is still takes a sharp angle and can be cumbersome
if you’re very tall. The seats of the Lamborghini Murcielago are
also a tad awkward. The dashboard controls, a bit too far as well.
Even with the few shortcomings, the result, however, is a breath-taking,
jaw dropping beast that intimidates outsiders like no other.Driver Reports
Past and present driver reports of the newest Lamborghini Murcielago
indicate an impressive car performance, exceptional stability, and
a high production quality. It is built for the speed, ignoring any
and all bumps and side winds on the road. Running a curve requires
a bit of finesse but, done well, gives you an amazing pace.
At a base price of $323,160, does the Lamborghini Murcielago kick
every other supercar within its range? As supercars go, this is
one of the more economically priced vehicles.
The Lamborghini Murcielago is its own show, from the way the body
wraps around its engine, the way it compels the driver to submit
to its demands, and the respect it commands from anyone who dare
drive it. The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is drama, emotion and
theatre all in a single vehicle.