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Review: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

As we all know, there are supercars, and then... there's the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. It has been called old and overweight, it has been called impractical and overpriced, it has been called out for its propensity to make 10-year-old boys lick its windows. When we got word that the LP640 would be stopping by the Autoblog Garage for a weekend, it was our chance to see if the childhood dream was still potent enough to answer adult desires. We've driven the Bugatti Veyron, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Porsche GT2, Corvette ZR1, Dodge Viper ACR and even Lambo's own Gallardo LP560, and they... Read More

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    2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4: In Depth
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    Everything You Need To Know About Italy's New Raging Bull Before the Geneva Motor Show press conference on Tuesday, Lamborghini let us in on a private Bologna-area photography studio so that we could get our own sex-machine shots of their raging new V12 firestarter, the 691-horsepower Aventador LP700-4. First off, we're glad they didn't call it 'Jota' ...

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    Lamborghini Aventador leaked ahead of Geneva reveal?
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    We received our first glance at its insides this morning, but the folks at WorldCarFans have stumbled upon what appears to be the first image of the completed Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week, the Aventador is Lambo's new Murciélago-replacing flagship supercar, and as its (still unconfirmed) name ...

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    Video: Let's go for a drive in the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
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    We're less than two weeks away from the Lamborghini Aventador's unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, so that means there's plenty of time for a few more "leaks" ahead of the big bull's reveal. This latest clip of the 700-horsepower V12 Lambo comes courtesy of Autogespot, which has received a remarkably well-produced, two-minute video of the ...

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    SEMA 2010: Savini Wheels booth is full of superhero movie bad-guy cars
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    This is what happens at SEMA: you're strolling the aisles minding your own business, you turn your head and then a cluster of mighty malicious metal rocks you like a pow! straight out of vintage Batman. Holy Toledo! In this case it was the Savini Wheels booth, loaded up with a sedan and four coupes that should be parked outside the Legion of Doom. A ...

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    Lamborghini teases new supercar ahead of Paris debut
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    Step-by-step unveilings of new car models can be a painfully slow affair, but when it's something as exciting as a new Lamborghini, chances are that it'll be worth it in the end. Following the barely-a-teaser shot released three months ago, this new image just released by the Italian factory gives us a glimpse at a section of what looks like the ...

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    Lamborghini (barely) teases Murcielago successor
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    Devastatingly fast as it is – particularly in the latest SuperVeloce form – the Lamborghini Murcielago is getting a little long in the tooth. Its successor has been spied undergoing testing time and time again, and now Sant'Agata has graced us (or perplexed us, depending on your perspective) with this solitary teaser image. Now we've seen ...

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    Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition is the longest name for a car ever
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    Okay, Lamborghini. We get it. It's got 670 horsepower. It has all-wheel drive. It's really fast. It's made for China. It's a limited edition model. Did you really need to put all of that information in the name? The exclusive features of the car over the standard model perhaps takes less time to describe: An orange stripe symbolizing the "strength of an ...

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    Nissan 300ZX Longtailghini spotted in Beijing
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    Call it the Lamborgawdy LP300ZX. This "tuned" Nissan was spotted at China's version of SEMA, the Beijing Automobile Accessories and Decorations Show. It's from a firm called MPS, which stands for Max Power Sports. Apparently, they bumped the stock 300 hp engine to a more Lambo-esque 500 poinies, so at least the "Power" part seems somewhat credible, but the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #118
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    Join us for Episode #118 of the Autoblog Podcast, where Johnathon Ramsey makes his first ever 'cast appearance. Chris, Dan and JR cover the Opel Ampera and Volkswagen Polo, both vehicles we've sent our Geneva Dreadnoughts after. Attention then turns to the Ford iosis MAX concept before ...

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    Geneva 2009: Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce
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    Typical of Lamborghini special editions, the only thing that the Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce lacks is restraint. Its revised 6.5L V12 puts out 670 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque through its all-wheel-drive system, allowing the SV to rocket to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 212 mph. The Murcie's been lightened by 220 pounds and features ...

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    First picture of Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV?
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    The doors have yet to swing open at the Geneva Motor Show, but that small detail doesn't seem to be stemming the tide of embargo-smashing images and details of the eagerly anticipated new cars and trucks contained inside, including what may be the first picture of Lamborghini's latest piece of rolling artwork, the Murciélago LP 670-4 SV. ...

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    Murci, Murci Me: Lamborghini to unveil LP670-4 SV at Geneva
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    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 ...

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    Embrace your inner child with a Lambo ATV
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    The 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon was loaded with the usual assortment of wild and wacky tuner fare – same as always. But tucked among the cars are hidden treasures like the wee beastie shown above. Liberty Walk/LB Performance are Japanese Lamborghini tuners, and in addition to showcasing a selection of the supercars they've worked on, they also showed off ...

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    REPORT: Paris-bound mystery Lambo actually LP640 Superveloce
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    Click above to enlarge Lamborghini got us all up in a twist with the revelation of this small teaser image that shows only an exhaust and a diffuser on a new model slated for unveiling in a couple of weeks at the Paris Motor Show. While previous reports postulated that Lamborghini was preparing to unveil a four-door model, the latest suggest, somewhat more ...

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    Spy Shots: Lamborghini working on RWD Murcielago SV?
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    Lamborghini has kept its promise to unveil a "new" model at every major auto show this year, and it's not stopping even though the show season has is pretty much wrapped up. Autocar has spied what's believed to be the Lamborghini Murcielago SV, a lightweight version of the Italian automaker's top model that will be sending its additional ponies to the rear ...

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    Detroit 2008: Lamborghini bringing personalization with Ad Personam program
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    Click the image above for more high-res pics of the Lamborghini Ad Personam program.What's more exclusive than a Lamborghini? A Lambo individualized through the raging bull's Ad Personam program. The concept behind the program, due to be unveiled in Detroit in a few days, is to allow customers to create their own rolling masterpieces through exclusive ...

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    Frankfurt Motor Show: Lamborghini Reventon revealed!
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    UPDATE: Check out the live reveal here!Click image for high-res galleryThe Volkswagen Group threw a major shindig in Frankfurt earlier tonight at which it showed off all the new wares its introducing to the public at the Frankfurt show beginning tomorrow. The car that has assuredly generated the most heavy breathing this evening is the ...

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    Enter the rumormill: $1.5 million limited-edition Lambo coming
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    This is by no means substantiated in any way other than a forum post, but a member of the FerrariChat forum is reporting that Lamborghini will privately unveil a new supercar based on the LP640 Murcielago (shown) and costing $1.5 million to a select group at the Pebble Beach Concours this week. The rumor goes that 20 will be made, with 15 earmarked for the ...

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    Lamborghini's future, encapsulated: Versions galore, except a 'Ute
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    While sharing the stage with the Gallardo Superleggera, Lamborghini's CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, has outlined the future of Italy's raging bull, and for those burdened with disposable income, the future doesn't look half bad.Lamborghini projects an increase in sales of around 2,300 vehicles in 2007, 350 of which will be the recently unveiled Superleggera. ...

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    Murcielago going to Bologna topless?
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    Lamborghini, you sneaky little... Tried to get one by us, did you? But right there on your press site, you have a leak. Under "New Models" it says "Murcielago LP640 Roadster." Something you wanna tell us? No? Well, TopSpeed says you'll be showing the whole world the new 640 hp, 210 mph droptop at the Bologna Motor Show, Dec. 7. You're really gonna make us ...

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