• Feb 16, 2009
The Lamborghini Murcielago is an aging beast. Since its introduction in 2001, the big Lambo has bred a seemingly endless string of variants, including fixed-roof and open-top models, the upgraded LP640, Versace special editions and, of course, the seven-figure Reventon supercar. But before Sant'Agata replaces the Murcielago, it will debut what could be range's the ultimate rendition at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
Lambo's performance engineers will do their best to counteract the Murcielago's Jurassic-age steel chassis by trimming weight in order to give the behemoth the Superleggera treatment it performed on the previous Gallardo. As previously reported, carbon fiber and magnesium are expected to be employed, along with removing some extraneous trim in the interior, to cut some 220-pounds from the stock Murcielago.

The lighter Lambo is also expected to get an upgraded engine, pumping out 670 horsepower -- 30 more than the existing LP640 thanks in part to a roof-mounted induction system -- and the SV will retain the big bull's all-wheel drive system (earlier speculation suggested that the car would in fact be rear-wheel drive). A choice of rear wings will be available, E-gear shift times have reportedly been halved to just 0.2 seconds, and gloss black forged alloys will be fitted, along with carbon-ceramic brakes to trim unsprung weight and increase stopping power. We should know more about the long-named Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce as we get closer to the Geneva show, so stay tuned.


[Source: Motor Authority | Image: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Name for me another car that you could call "aging" and "Jurassic-age steel chassis" that looks so beautiful. It is crazy not only how well they design them, but how well they age.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Queue the "OMG look at the ugly wing" comments in 3, 2, 1 ....
        • 5 Years Ago
        Looks more like the one from the Murcielago GT racer.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thats the most beautyful wing EVER, saw the same one on a Civic this morning.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Thank you, you have completed me day.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a fast car, I am sure it has to stay 4 wheel drive to keep it stable. Be interesting to see the top speed on it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ditto on Hot Pursuit 3.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good lord that is a lot of power! I can't imagine what it would be like to drive one. I'd probably put her into a wall within 8 seconds of starting up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      -1 if AWD.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For those sick people whom 640 hp isn't enough ... like me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dear Electronic Arts,

      Please see picture of upcoming Lamborghini (and various other current super/exotic cars such as the R8, ZR1, GT-R, Gallardo, California, Viper and even the M3).

      Please make a "Hot Pursuit 3" once again located on various exotic destinations with long, open tracks featuring these vehicles without any pretentious "street" culture and videos and menus. Also include some amount of police chases.

      I will buy 5 copies.

      Regards
        • 5 Years Ago
        Since you can't really play all 5 copies at once, mind sending me one? :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car was at Lamborghini Beverly Hills for private showing before official debut, about month ago! It looked fantastic!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its not an SV if its not RWD.
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