Lamborghini Murcielago Reviews
In Spanish, Murcielago means "bat," though Lamborghini claims the title really describes a 19thcentury Spanish bull that gained recognition through its brave character in a bullfight. As Lamborghini's best sports-car from 2002-'10, the Murcielago carried in the convention laid down by its V12powered predecessors, like the Miura, Countach and Diablo. It wasn't a really easy car to drive or, provided its approximate $300,000 asnew cost, a simple car to get. However, that was all a part of the charm.
Newest Lamborghini Murcielago
Placed amidships, it created 487 poundfeet and 632 hp of torque. In 2010, a special-variant LP670-4 SuperVeloce was introduced that created 661 hp and was restricted to just 350 examples.
Feeding and cooling its powerful motor were various scoops and ducts, including 2 electronically controlled air scoops that immediately lifted in the auto's back haunches when needed. Electricity was sent via an allwheel-drive system. A sixspeed manual transmission was conventional, and e-equipment -- a paddleshifted automated-clutch manual equipmentbox -- was accessible as an alternative.
The Lamborghini Murcielago's top rate was more than 200 miles per hour. All body panels except the doorways and roofing were made of ultralightweight carbon-fiber. The suspension featured electronic flexible damping, which lifted the auto's front suspension 45mm to prevent scraping the Murcielago's (generally) lowslung chin on drives and inclines.
In sharp contrast to the extremely styled exterior, including the brand Lamborghini scissor doors, the Murcielago's interior was really an exercise in simplicity. The seats were comfy and supportive, though hard to go into. Alternatives included a mixture of custom accents and a touchscreen navigation system for your inside, including carbon fibre.
The LP670 - 4 SuperVeloce obtained matteblack paint accents, somewhat revised body elements, a clear engine cover, the alternative of a bigger set rear wing and Alcantara and carbonfiber interior trim.
In evaluations and road tests, we discovered the Lamborghini Murcielago drove just such as the super-car it was. At full-throttle, there is a fast surge at 3, as its throat was cleared by the exhaust 000 rpm, which acquired urgency at 4, 500. This push was accompanied by the allwheel-drive system shuttling torque to the back and the most brilliant feral yowl up-to redline. You can feel your fingertips to the accelerative Gs weighting, the scenery bursting through the widescreen windshield. Managing, although never called a Murcielago strength because of the auto's dimensions and weight, was still rather remarkable.View PhotosView Videos
CAR REVIEWS »
Top 10 Best Chevrolet Models of All Time
9 Unique Ways to Customize Your Car
How to Find the Best Tow Truck Companies
5 Tips for Finding a Good Mechanic You Can Trust
Your Guide to the New Skyactiv-X Engine from Mazda
6 Effective Maintenance Tips for Car Headlights
Lifting a Truck Pros and Cons
7 Driving Techniques and Other Tips for Fuel Efficiency
Shady Car Mechanic Tricks You’ve Never Known Before
View All Recent Posts
- More Photos