Lamborghini Murciélago LP640

Lamborghini Murciélago is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. and designed by Luc Donckerwolke. It was introduced in 2002 as the successor to the Diablo. The Murciélago is a two-door, two-seat coupé. To celebrate the company's 40 years in operation, 50 special edition Murciélagos were built during the autumn of 2003. An open-top version called the Murciélago Roadster was introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year. The roadster features similar performance to the coupé with a more aggressive rear flank, as well as a considerably higher price tag.

The Murciélago sports a 6.2-liter version of the legendary Lamborghini V12 engine, a six-speed manual or six-speed sequential automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive. It also has a rear spoiler that can be raised to an angle of 70 degrees, side mirrors that fold in to improve aerodynamics, and side scoops that automatically open to the needed size to let in just the right amount of air needed to cool its engine. The 2008 car's fuel economy is 8 mpg (U.S.) (29 l/100 km) city and 13 mpg (U.S.) (18 l/100 km) freeway, making it the least efficient 2008 car for city driving, according to the EPA.

The coupé's base price is US $313,000, which is US $107,000 more than its smaller sibling, the Lamborghini Gallardo.

In 2006 the Murciélago's engine was replaced by a stronger 6.5-liter engine and the car's name was changed to Murciélago LP640. For the 2007 model year Lamborghini did the same with the roadster model, which is now called Murciélago LP640 Roadster. Both versions received a minor facelift.

Specifications :

Manufacturer Lamborghini
Parent company Audi AG
Production 2001–present
3,066 built (2001–2007)
Predecessor Lamborghini Diablo
Class Sports car
Body style(s) 2-door coupé
2-door roadster
Layout Mid-engine, four-wheel drive
Engine(s) 6.2 L V12 426 kW (579 PS/571 bhp)
6.5 L V12 471 kW (640 PS/632 bhp)
Transmission(s)6-speed manual,6-speed E-Gear
Wheelbase 2665 mm (104.9 in)
Length 4580 mm (180.3 in)
Width 2058 mm (81.0 in)
Height 1135 mm (44.7 in)
Curb weight 1650 kg
Designer Luc Donckerwolke


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