Not many cars can compete with the Lamborghini Murcielago Spyder's ability to attract attention. With 640 horsepower on tap, not many cars can keep up with it either. Even German tuner IMSA questioned whether the car could be improved, but, of course, that didn't stop them from trying. They have developed an engine package that pumps the V12 up to 708 horsepower, knocking off a tenth in the sprint to 60 mph and raising top speed to 217 mph. IMSA adds its GTR widebody kit as well that includes a new front bumper, side skirts with widened intakes, a carbon fiber diffuser and rear spoiler. Inside, the carbon fiber and leather seats have been color-matched to the exterior. It's not necessarily everyone's taste, but it is wickedly fast and sure to attract attention. Full details are in the press release after the jump, and plenty of high resolution photos are in the gallery below.
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[Source: IMSA via SeriousWheels.com]
A Murcielago Spyder with 640 hp is certainly not a slow car. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.4 seconds, and you may count on a peak speed of about 340 km/h. Can this be further improved? Yes!
Horsepower multiplicator IMSA from Brüggen offers an engine conversion kit for the convertible which raises the super-bull's performance beyond the 700 hp limit by means of several mechanical and electronic modifications. To be more precise, we are talking about 708 hp.
Therefore, those who know how to use the gears and the accelerator well will be catapulted from 0 to 100 in less than 3.3 seconds and may ruin their hairstyle at a peak speed somewhere beyond 350 km/h.
Whatever the condition, the IMSA Murcielago is damned fast - and it won't be easy to find an equal competitor for acceleration duels.
But, this car has more to offer than raw power and pure speed. IMSA has redesigned the interior completely in order to meet highest standards of raciness and luxury: carbon intarsia in the same colour as the car, finest diamond-shape stitched leather design and seams corresponding to the exterior colour.
The exterior has undergone considerable changes as well. To begin with, there are the IMSA Ultimo Wheels in shiny black with a genuine central locking system.
Then, there is the GTR Widebody Kit consisting of a front apron, front lip, broadened wings, side skirts, carbon diffuser, rear spoiler, attachments improving the cooling air supply and ventilation louvres made of the aforementioned black gold at the front bumper - and, finally, there is the sports exhaust system provided with a tailpipe corresponding to the series production design. Of course, if you wish, there are also other designs available for the tailpipe. But, the cherry on top is the sports exhaust system's flap control which is operated by a remote control from the passenger compartment. The sound range is from "city limit decent" to "racetrack awesome".
Thus, the IMSA Murcielago Spyder is not only one of the most powerful sports convertibles on our roads, but also one of the most beautiful, luxurious, spectacular and - at the push of a button - one of the most resonant.