• Jan 7th 2009 at 2:27PM
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"Regular" Lamborghini Murcielago LP640-4 shown for illustrative purposes

Recently, we told you that Lamborghini is rumored to be working on a couple of rear-drive-only models to entice the most enthusiastic of enthusiasts. One of those models was supposed to be a lightweight version of the V12 Murcielago, possibly dubbed the SV. According to recent reports, the SV is on the way, but that it will most likely retain the LP640's AWD. A Ferrarichat forum member says he's seen the car, which will be called the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV. According to the poster, the car will weigh 220 lbs. less than the LP640-4 and will have an extra 30 hp. That should produce a 0-60 run of just 3.2 seconds and a bump in top speed of two mph to 213.

According to reports, the look of the car is more aggressive, with a more angular front fascia, hood vents near the A-pillars, gloss-black wheels, large rear bumper protrusions, and a choice of two rear wings. The standard model will feature a smaller wing that allows the LP640-4 to reach a higher 342 km/h top speed, while the larger wing presumably trades a few mph for more downforce. The exterior will feature a lot of carbon fiber, with the whole lower body being comprised of matte-black CF to offset by the upper body's gloss black paint. A big "SV" vinyl will be an option, but carbon ceramic brakes are standard. Prices are being set at 25% above the standard LP640, with an officially announcement in March and deliveries beginning in June. 350 units are planned, but speculation is that the actual number will be 100, with 350 being the total number of all versions of the Murci worldwide.

[Source: Ferrarichat via Jalopnik]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Holy shit, man... What a car! Love it.
      But I'm a bit surprised, that it doesn't go any faster than 213 mph/341 km/h...
        • 6 Years Ago
        AWD really slows you down at high speeds. Same things with my Audi.

        Go see a race between a stock Ford GT and a Stock Murcielago.
        • 6 Years Ago
        At those speeds it takes a LOT to go just a teensy bit faster. The drag is just tremendous.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It should go much faster than 213 MPH. The Murcielago is my favorite car , and if i recall I remember the LP640 lamborghini claimed only could go to 211 but went to 219. I also hope the LP670-4 SV is the last Murcielago because like I said it is my most favorite car of all time, but a supercar can only be made so long, and the Murcielago has been in production for 8 years now so all I have to say is Lambo, bring the Jota.
      • 6 Years Ago
      to bad its impossible to afford. ariel atom anyone?
      • 6 Years Ago
      yikes. 25% over an LP640 in price?

      though i guess with what you are actually getting, it wouldn't matter. people that play at these levels don't even care...
      • 6 Years Ago
      very good post.......
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV.... That is far to much name
        • 6 Years Ago
        @pmiddle5: Just tell the lady sitting next to you at the bar that you drive a Lambo. That's all that really matters.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd still take all this with a grain of salt. This guy was just on a forum and is spilling out all the info? I don't see why anyone should believe anything he says, accurate or not.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The LP640 look so "crappy". No wonder they have to make a better one. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Few cars look so beautiful standing still.
        • 6 Years Ago
        or moving. Lambos are sure-fire male enhancers.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Right on.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Okay. I know someone that works at Lamborghini. The car will cost $500,000 and they will make 350. The car is set to release in June. How you specified it will look is the way it is planned to look. It is supposed to have the most horsepower to weight ratio out of any car ever produced. It will have 670 hp. The car should top out at 230-240. Lamborghini is taking pre-orders if you want one. It will also be the last Murci ever produced. They are coming out with a car to replace it by 2011-2012. So this car is going to be worth some money.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Few cars look so beautiful.
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