Lamborghini Murciélago


SuperVeloce, or SV, is a storied name in Lamborghini’s history, seen most recently on the 1995–99 Diablo SV. The moniker is usually applied to lớn a more powerful, gussied-up version of a oto that’s near the end of its life cycle, which is what we have here in the Murciélago LP670-4 SV.

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Compared with the plebeian LP640, the SV’s version of the 6.5-liter V-12 develops 29 more horsepower—up from 632 lớn 661—owing lớn revised valve timing and modifications lớn the intake system. Torque is unchanged at 487 pound-feet. The more powerful engine doesn’t have lớn work as hard, either, as Lamborghini has sliced off a claimed 220 pounds, mostly through the extensive use of carbon-fiber panels and interior parts, và a lighter exhaust system. As a result of higher power, lower mass, và quicker electronic gearchanges, we expect the SV lớn rip from 0 khổng lồ 60 mph in 3.0 seconds en route to lớn a claimed đứng top speed of 213 mph with the optional small spoiler, or 209 mph when equipped with the lofty “Aeropack” wing.

Despite sacrificing vị trí cao nhất speed, serious drivers will opt for the Aeropack because the big fixed wing creates so much downforce that Lamborghini should consider changing the name to SG, for Super Glue. On the 16-turn, 3.9-mile handling track at the Nardò proving ground in southern Italy, the SV’s rear end always remained firmly planted, in contrast lớn the base Murciélago’s occasional booty shake around tight corners.

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Notwithstanding much improved behavior on the handling course, the SV felt most at trang chủ on Nardò’s nearly eight-mile-long high-speed circle. “We tuned the steering for high-speed sensitivity,” says Maurizio Reggiani, head of Lamborghini R&D, & the resulting on-center feel is precise and responsive at what would be liftoff velocity for most aircraft. Following the upper lane around the big Nardò ring’s gentle arc is point-and-shoot simple—the broken trắng lines simply whiz by faster. On a whim, we nudged the speedometer near 340 km/h (211 mph), at which point our passenger, a Lamborghini Driving Academy instructor, raised & lowered his left hand, a gentle reminder khổng lồ return khổng lồ the posted 240-km/h (149 mph) limit.

Decelerating the SV inspires confidence, too. Standard 15-inch carbon-ceramic discs with six-piston calipers at all four corners (optional on the LP640) stand at the ready behind lightweight, glossy-black 18-inch wheels. The brakes are aided by the huge rear appendage, which also acts as an air brake. To lớn coast khổng lồ a crawl, simply lift off the throttle và let drag take over.

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Production will be limited to lớn 350 cars, with a price that’s likely to be nearly $100,000 more than the base LP640’s already lofty $361,400 sticker. Even so, the SV offers more performance than a Reventón, for about a third of the price.


2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640-4 SVVehicle Type: mid-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe


ENGINE TYPEDOHC 48-valve V-12, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injectionDisplacement: 396 cu in, 6496ccPower: 661 bhp
6500 rpm

TRANSMISSION6-speed manual, 6-speed automated manual

DIMENSIONSWheelbase: 104.9 in Length: 185.2 in Width: 81.0 in Height: 44.7 inCurb weight: 3850 lb

PERFORMANCE C/D EST)Zero to lớn 60 mph: 3.0 secZero to lớn 100 mph: 7.2 secStanding ¼-mile: 11.2 secTop speed (drag limited mfr"s claim): 209-213 mph

FUEL ECONOMYEPA đô thị driving: 8-9 mpgEPA highway driving: 13-14 mpg

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