• Apr 10, 2008
Lamborghini has kept its promise to unveil a "new" model at every major auto show this year, and it's not stopping even though the show season has is pretty much wrapped up. Autocar has spied what's believed to be the Lamborghini Murcielago SV, a lightweight version of the Italian automaker's top model that will be sending its additional ponies to the rear wheels alone.
Based off the current range-topping LP640, the SV will putting out around 680 hp from its mid-mounted V12 and will tip the scales under 3,500 pounds. The weight savings will come from the abandonment of the front differential and drive shafts that would normally also power the front wheels, along with nixing the ICE stereo and the system that raises and lowers the rear spoiler. Naturally, plenty of carbon fiber is part of the equation, including the doors, smaller rear wing and other assorted parts.

There's no word on when the Murcielago SV will debut, but we've got a five-spot on the Paris Motor Show later this year.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Do this and the 722 will die of fright, a good thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You have to wonder if it would actually be any faster than the lp640. I mean, more power + less traction and weight... It's still cool and I guess we'll see soon enough.
      • 6 Years Ago
      another car for superrich people who can't drive to cause many, many accidents :p (I know there are some who can drive though ;) )

      anyway i dont like the looks of the rear spoiler... its curyvy n all and doesn't fit the extremely edgy looks of the lp640
      • 6 Years Ago
      They want to take out the

      Internal
      Combustion
      Engine??

      .....
        • 6 Years Ago
        That had me confused too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        In Car Entertainment
      • 6 Years Ago
      The wing is a bit over the top (both literally and figuratively) but it should be a beast if they can manage to put all those ponies to the pavement efficiently.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am going to guess that as they subtract parts (that cost money) from the vehicle, they will increase the cost to the consumer. Hmm, seems legit to me!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh, didn't read the CF bit.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Remember, CF is expensive and to make it limited run is also not cheap. Plus, if they sell them all at £220k, then good for them, it'd be nice to see them increase upon their record breaking profits again.
        Also, remember the M3 CSL? Few complained about how that was cheaper to produce despite being much more expensive, when they had more grounds to, because it was proportionally much bigger a difference.

        I, personally, love it. Hopefully this'll be the Murci's last hurrah, much as i adore it, i think it's time Lambo designed a new model altogether (and i'm a huge Murcielago fan). I'm not sure why, but it seems the time is right, don't whore this stunning motor.
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