• Dec 18, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lamborghini Murcielago SV

Those who have been praying for a two-wheel drive Lamborghini, your wishes may have been granted twofold. De Telegraaf is reporting that Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed not one, but two different rear-drive-only Lambos for 2009. First up will be a Murciélago LP640-2 with 640 HP coming from its mid-mounted longitudinal V12. The "2" at the end of the moniker signifies two-wheel-drive, separating it from the current LP640-4 equipped with AWD. It's still possible this model will be dubbed SV for Super Veloce. It's no Diablo SVTT or Murcielago R-GT, but it'll do.

Next up will be the a new Superleggera Gallardo LP560-2, as in Superlight Gallardo, with a longitudinal 560 HP engine in back, also driving the rear wheels. That should keep the Gallardo neck-and-neck with the Scuderia from arch-nemesis Ferrari. The elimination of the AWD equipment should save quite a few kilos and make the driving experience a bit hairier for anyone intent on stepping up to wrestle these bulls. Expect to see them late next year, possibly as 2010 models.


[Source: Autotelegraaf.nl]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Thank you, I was trying to put my thought into words, but that does it. As a Viper owner, trying to get power to the ground is a huge problem. If I had an all wheel drive vehicle, I don't know I would go back. I assume with the success of the Gallardo this is another way to lower the price and get people onboard who still felt 260k was too much for a Lambo.


      " The elimination of the AWD equipment should save quite a few kilos and make the driving experience a bit hairier for anyone intent on stepping up to wrestle these bulls."
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't think the wing is big enough...
      • 6 Years Ago
      THANK GOD!

      AWD is cool, but RWD is best! (imho)
      • 6 Years Ago
      For a second there I was second guessing that it was even a lamborghini, seriously, that cover on the front of the car hiding the emblem is like a kid closing his eyes saying "I'm invisible and you can't see me now!"
      Kumail
      • 6 Years Ago
      i want it to be a new image for lambo, something based off of their current design scheme but something that even a non-automotive-enthusiast can state, man, i think thats a new lambo...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Didn't Clarkson once say... he's sure glad they hadn't taken out the AWD system in that small Lambo...