Nov 122006
 
Murcielago LP640

Murcielago LP640

The new version of the Lamborghini Murciélago Coupé features considerable innovations in terms of body design and mechanics. And also with a new name: Murciélago LP640, which refers to its engine position – longitudinale posteriore – and to its power 640 hp

Designers and engineers have not only focused on reworking the engine, suspensions, gearbox, exhaust system, brakes and electronics, but also the interior and exterior design; improvements that make the Murciélago LP 640 the most extreme and fastest sports car in its class, placing it at the very top.

In their reinterpretation of the Murciélago LP640, the designers at the Lamborghini Style Centre have remained true to the traditional Lamborghini principles of purism, sport and function. The Murciélago LP640 now appears even more aggressive, with the new front and rear bumpers contributing significantly to its appearance.

The body of the Murciélago LP640 with its characteristic scissor doors is created from the prized union of sheet steel and honeycombed carbon fibre, glued and riveted together. For those wishing to flaunt the heart of their Murciélago LP640, on request an engine hood made of transparent glass can be supplied.

The seats in the cockpit have undergone the most radical changes; more spacious and equipped with redesigned head restraints, the seats now ensure better comfort. The leather upholstery features lozenge-shaped stitching called “Q-citura”. The same design is recaptured on the upholstery on the door panels, the panel between the seats and the engine compartment, and on the roof panel.

A new instrument panel has been developed with lights featuring a new graphic design, flanked by a new Kenwood car radio with a 6.5” widescreen monitor and DVD, MP3 and WMA player. An optional navigation system is also available (standard in Japan).

Like its predecessors, the new Murciélago LP640 can be customised thanks to the special fittings and upholstery packages. For the first time, the renowned characteristic Murciélago Roadster asymmetric and driver-oriented fittings and upholstery are available for the Coupé, featuring a perforated leather driver’s seat and door panel.

Thanks to the “Privilegio” customisation program, any Murciélago LP640 can be transformed into a customised sports car. For example, the cockpit can be enhanced with an extremely refined carbon finish applied to the air conditioning control panel, the control lever console and the parking brake.

The Murcielago was named, in Lamborghini tradition, after a bull that was spared its life by a matador after a particular courageous and spirited life.

0-60: 3.4 seconds

Engine: 6.5-litre V12

Power: 631bhp

Torque: 487 lb-ft

Top Speed: 210mph

Gearbox: 6 speed manual

Country of Origin: Italy

Prices from: 190,000 GBP plus delivery

http://www.lamborghini.com/

 11:05 am  Motoring

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