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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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    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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    Unicate's Lamborghini Murcielago "Yeniceri Edition" flies under the radar... almost
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    Making a Lamborghini Murcielago stand out has to be one of the easiest tasks an aftermarket tuner can undertake. After all, the six-lane-wide supercar stands out pretty well straight from the factory. Making one fly under the radar is another matter entirely, but Unicate has done a fine job. The anti-bling matte finish and smoked lamp lenses give the ...

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    Lamborghini Murciélago tweaked into JB Car Design's LP 640 'Bat'
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    The whole 'Batmobile' comparison gets thrown around an awful lot on websites like this one. And this car's not even black, so we'll wave off of that this time. But consider the following: in the most recent Batman movie, Bruce Wayne drove a Lamborghini Murciélago. Into a truck, unfortunately. His alter-ego's drive, meanwhile, was on the other side ...

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    2012 Lamborghini Jota teasers leaked? [UPDATED]
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    The Internet is hard at work again, and you know what that means: in this case, fuzzy images of things that might or might not be legit Lamborghini shots. With the aid of Google Translate, an Italian site says it came across these shots "while wandering the net," and wonders what they might be. A logical guess might be the Murcielago successor codenamed ...

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    Status Design plays with the Lamborghini Murciélago before it goes away
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    The Lamborghini Jota might not be coming to the Paris Motor Show this week, but that doesn't mean tuners are finished playing around with the Murciélago LP640 roadster. Russia's Status Design has worked with BF to tweak the Murc in the automotive sunset of its life, with performance mods limited to just a sport exhaust. But there's alligator ...

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    Video: Underground Racing teases 1,100-hp, flame-spitting Murcielago SV
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    If the name Underground Racing rings a bell it's because we've reported on some of their insane Lamborghini creations before. You might remember the Gallardo that could knock out 10 second quarter mile runs, or the Superleggera that topped 250 mph at the Texas Mile earlier this year. The company has now turned to tweaking the V12 in the Murcielago, ...

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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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    Video: Top Gear USA runs with the bulls
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    While everyone and their mother seems to have made Top Gear USA bashing the new national pastime, you might want to take a look at the newest video tease it's just released. While the appeal of the BBC show undoubtedly revolves around the chemistry between its three mismatched hosts, at its core, it's a show about cars. So even if we're not certain the ...

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    Rumormill: Lamborghini developing Touareg-based SUV, V8 Gallardo [w/poll]
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    Hold on to your butts, Lamborghini fans. Word from Car and Driver's German correspondent is that the bullish Italian automaker is strongly considering re-entering the hardcore SUV segment. Considering that the brand's last effort into such uncharted territory brought us the Hummer-esque LM002, you can officially color us intrigued. If the machine does ...

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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 recalling 2007-2008 Murciélago models over possible fire risk
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    We've seen a rash of recalls in the past few months, but none of the cars and trucks under the spotlight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have quite the cache of the Lamborghini Murciélago. The Raging Bull is recalling 428 of its 2007 and 2008 model year Murcielago coupes and roadsters for a potentially serious problem that ...

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Lamborghini Jota hits the road
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    It's no secret that Lamborghini is working hard to get its Murcielago replacement, the Jota, out the door. We've already caught sight of heavily camouflaged prototypes in testing, and it appears that the highly anticipated supercar is on the move again, this time on public roads. When the Jota launches in 2011, it will have some relatively big shoes to ...

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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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    Spy Shots: Is the 2011 Lamborghini Murciélago set to get Testarossa strakes?
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    What the image shows is a 2011 Lamborghini Murciélago mule on a testing run in Portugal. What the mule shows is a profile that looks like the remnants of a tryst between Miami Vice and Cannonball Run – a Testarossa-esque aspect with cheesegrater side strakes, to be specific. And that must mean that this is a Frankensteined body thrown together ...

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    Video: The Secret Lives of Car Photographers - Making a Lamborghini Murcielago SV look its best
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    Over the past few years here at Autoblog, we've come to pride ourselves on our photography. But far from convincing ourselves that we're the be-all-and-end-all, if anything, our drive to provide better visuals has only taught us to appreciate quality automotive photography all the more. There's certainly no lack of that out there these days, and the ...

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    Lamborghini celebrates 4,000th Murcielago made
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    It's been a long time since Lamborghini introduced the Murcielago. In it's original form the Diablo replacement came with a 6.2-liter V12 putting out 580 horsepower and 480 lb-ft torque. Since then Lamborghini has continuously upgraded the car with more horsepower, limited editions like the Reventon and the series-ending flagship in the form of the ...

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    Report: Lamborghini goes on a diet to reduce fuel consumption and emissions
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    Enough is enough already, right? When the focus is on horsepower, the answer to that question is certain to be hotly contested, but Lamborghini is seemingly content with a number just shy of 700 raging horses bulls. That doesn't mean that the Italian supercar manufacturer won't continue its unabated push towards ever-quicker acceleration – and how ...

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    Report: Lamborghini admits R&D focus shifting from more power to less weight
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    How much horsepower is enough? While we're fairly certain some might be answering that rhetorical question with raised eyebrows, Lamborghini is seemingly content with a number just shy of 700 raging horses. That doesn't mean that the Italian supercar manufacturer won't continue its unabated push towards ever-quicker acceleration – though top speeds ...

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    Spy Shots: Lamborghini "Jota" Murciélago replacement caught in snow
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    Unfortunately, the Lamborghini Murciélago can't last forever. Despite producing a number of special versions to keep it fresh, including the LP640, LP 650-4 Roadster and LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, Lamborghini will eventually replace its most super of supercars. Our spy photographers have caught up with Lamborghini engineers testing what could be the ...

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    Video: Sickest model car lighting kits ever
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    That's not a real Audi R8 pictured above. That's a 1:18-scale Kyosho die-cast model, fitted with a Modell-Lichtsystem (ML) illumination kit. The ML light packages can turn a model car with photo-realistic detail into something that's almost a smaller version of the real thing. On the BMW M3's lighting, for instance, the cornering lights illuminate when ...

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