Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Automobili Lamborghini will present the passionately developed
evolution of the Lamborghini Murciélago Coupé at the 76th
International Car Show in Geneva.
The new version of this highly successful super-sports car 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.
first vehicles will be available in spring 2006. Since the original
Murciélago’s debut at the 2001 International Car Show (IAA) in
Frankfurt, around 2,000 vehicles have left the car plant in Sant’
|| 640 HP@
|| 6496 cc
(396 cu. in.)
|| 487 lb-ft @
Acceleration 0-62 mph
|| 3.4 sec.
|| All Wheel
Unmistakable Lamborghini Design
In their reinterpretation of the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640,
the designers at the Lamborghini Style Centre have remained true to
the traditional Lamborghini principles of purism, sport and
function. The Murcielago LP640 now appears even more aggressive,
with the new front and rear bumpers contributing significantly to
its appearance. The exhaust system terminal has been incorporated in
the diffuser on the rear bumper. Other innovations include the rear
lights, which enhance the distinguishing features of the Murcielago
LP640, making it unmistakable even at night. The design of the sides
is also worth mentioning: while the area behind the air intake on
the right side is practically closed, the left side features a vast
aperture for cooling the oil radiator. Together with the
aerodynamically defined front and rear, this proves yet again that
the shape of a Lamborghini is dictated by function.
More Powerful Engine
The engine of the new Murcielago LP640 has undergone outstanding
and radical modification. The increased bore and longer stroke have
boosted the displacement of the classic 60° V-engine from 6.2
liters to 6.5 liters. Thus the already extraordinary 580 bhp engine
power has now been elevated to an impressive peak of 640 bhp at
8,000 rpm. The 12-cylinder engine reaches a maximum torque of 487
lb-ft at 6,000 rpm.
The new Murcielago LP640 features a modified sixratio gearbox as
well as a tougher rear differential and new axle shafts. On request,
the e-gear automatic gearbox is also available equipped with the new
dedicated “Thrust” (acceleration programme) mode.
Frame and Chassis: Perfect Harmony
The body of the Murcielago LP640 with its characteristic scissor
doors is created from the prized union of sheet steel and
honeycombed carbon fiber, glued and riveted together.
Driving, handling and stability at high speed are enhanced by new
springs and stabilizers, as well as by a redesigned electronically
controlled damper. The "antidive" and
"anti-squat" features on the axles, which efficiently
prevent so-called "brake diving" and
"squatting", have not been changed. The two springs on
every rear wheel, the single spring on every front wheel and the
damper are placed coaxially.
Optional Ceramic Carbon Brakes
The dual hydraulic circuit brake system equipped with a vacuum
brake booster ensures considerable deceleration values. The
self-ventilating front and rear brake disks measure 380 mm x 34 mm
and 355 mm x 32 mm respectively. The control circuit of the
four-channel anti-blocking system (ABS) with electronic brake
control (DRP) and traction control (TCS) features a new
characteristic curve. The system consists in an electro-hydraulic
control unit and four speed sensors.
When particularly high braking performance is required, it is
possible to equip the vehicle with 380 mm x 36 mm ceramic carbon
brakes featuring six-piston brake calipers.
Even More Exclusive Interior
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).