• Apr 15th 2008 at 3:05PM
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Click above for more high-res spy shots of the Murcielago SV

We alerted you last week to the existence of the Lamborghini Murcielago SV, a rear-wheel-drive version of the normally all-wheel-drive LP640. Seen here undergoing some on-track testing, the SV will reportedly serve up some 680 horsepower from its Lambo V12 behind the seats. It will also be lighter than a normal Murcielago by 220 pounds. Clearly visible on the car is a new fixed rear wing that's either meant to assist in take offs or stabilize the car at high-speeds. Expect carbon fiber to be a common build material, as well. Those are all some potent variables for a formula that guarantees a fun time.

The Murcielago SV will be the latest in a string of new models from Lamborghini lately including the LP640, Reventon, Gallardo LP560-4, Gallardo Superleggera, among others. We're expecting the SV to debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, but judging from the spy shots in our gallery below, it looks ready now.

[Source: Brenda Priddy & Co.]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      The wing reminds me of the Diablo wing
      • 7 Years Ago
      Must be some lateral G there...

      the tires, especially the front, look like they are almost off their bead. You can see the rim edge hangin' off the side.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why do I want a poster of that car in my bedroom. For some reason I feel 10 again looking at that wing on a Lambo. I guess its cars like that that make me come to websites like this.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like they borrowed the wing from KITT and then painted it orange.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Scary big wing... but they don't just throw this stuff on without reason.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is the maddest, most outrageous, most powerful, most incredible, and most demonic lamborghini I've ever seen!!! When I learned about the new murcielago, immediately I became a fan of it because the Diablo was my favorite car back then. The murcielago hat time for me was insane, it has 570 bhp and a top speed of 208 mph. THe murcielago was even made better with the LP640, Demonic 640 bhp and a top speed of 219 mph. This has to be the best, The Murcielago SV; the best of the best lamborghinis. The SV means 2 things: any lamborghini SV is the model which is the fastest and lightest 12 cylinder model they have ever made, and it also marks the end of the model production. The Miura SV is the last of the Miuras, The Diablo SV is one of the last Diablo models, and so will the Murcielago SV be the last Murcielago. Anybody who can own the Murcielago SV will be the luckiest lamborghini owner from then on. Lucky for them, unlucky for the 20 "lucky" $1M reventon owners. That's one way of "pulling the rug" from the reventon owners... Ouch!!! The reventon owners may now want the new Murcielago SV and may have wished that they did not buy the Reventon. Hmmm... Maybe we need a LAmborghini Reventon SV... Well, love it or hate it, that lamborghini is DEMONIC!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      How does a wing assist in take-offs?

      ...oh wait.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the wing may be intended to counter some of the effect of having 680hp going through the rear wheels. Considering the "regular" murcielago is reportedly a little twitchy at the back end. Whoever drives this is a brave man.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Needs a larger spoiler. Can't hardly see that one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This looks like it will be the next "Widow Maker".
      -High HP
      -Mid Engine
      -Unexperienced rich owners
      (Natural selection in process)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Damn how come all those rich people who buy these cars get put in the lower IQ bracket? Besides some celebs and inheritance, most rich people are pretty smart or as least smarter than we think. Like Paris, shes smart. People thought she was stupid (also whore). So she sold it for a profit. A lot of stupid people out there, not everyone makes money off of it haha.
        But I digress, no this wont be a widow maker because its an SV which is a geared towards the performance enthusiasts. They should know what they are getting themselves into. The show offs usually buy the Versace and Automatic versions.
        • 7 Years Ago
        indeed, its really just a ploy my Lambo to raise the average IQ of its clients.
      • 7 Years Ago
      my god you could pave a road with those rear tires.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How do you copyright a spy photo ? lol

      680 horsepower Thats just to much power for one man.
      Thats when you ask your buddy if he wants a ride.

      When are they going to release the Specs to the public?

        • 7 Years Ago
        I think this car is probably less about top speed and more about handling. That aside, those are huge mirrors. It makes it look like a plane (between the mirrors and spoiler)
        • 7 Years Ago
        by putting "copywrite" on it... you can copywrite anything that you produce.
        or at least thats what my law professor told me.
        those mirrors alone must kill the topspeed by like 10mph they're huuge... hope you can retract them to go for 219!
        beast no matter how ugly it is... waiting for lambo to just sell out completely and produce the murcielago TTTT.
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