• Oct 1st 2008 at 4:02PM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the IMSA Murcielago Spyder

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.

[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.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Check out the rear 3/4 view of the front fenders, apparently that sculpting makes it widebody...

      And I've always hated the Diablo look rear spoiler on the Murcielago. The curve kills it for me. If you *have* to, give me something boxy like the R-GT.

      Though I'd prefer a simple lip spoiler, if anything, to keep it low and wide.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder when people will stop bitching about the number of Mustang variants and start bitching about the number of Lambo variants now available. Sheesh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That rear spoiler looks cheap and non-sophisticated. It feels like IMSA just wanted to stick-on a spoiler to make it look faster( I do know that it will most-likely help with downforce), but i feel like they could've done a better job......
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is that the lambo with the wing we all wanted when they drove the new gallardo?
      cause it looks pretty sweet
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow! Go Lambo!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is the definition of Awesome.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The black 'thingz' on the front fender (in front of the wheels) just ruin it for me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Isn't this kit from Veilside?
      • 7 Years Ago

      I was thinking the same thing.

      For a Widebody kit its pretty Tame; its nice and restrained. Which in this case is a good thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kinda reminds me the Diablo.

      • 7 Years Ago
      if the fenders aren't wider (kit is front, sides rear) what makes this a widebody?

      Who the hell wrote this crappy PR? Your first paragraph is providing stats to the factory LP and what is with this line???

      "Whatever the condition, the IMSA Murcielago is damned fast - and it won't be easy to find an equal competitor for acceleration duels."

      SAYS WHO?????
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