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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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    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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    Spy Shots: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 captured from every angle
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    Don't be foolish, Lamborghini. You should have known that a couple of stock "spy" shots of the Aventador LP700-4 wouldn't be enough for us to call off the hounds. Our crack team of camera-wielding warriors managed to lay their lenses on the upcoming Murciélago replacement while the vehicle was undergoing extreme weather testing near the Arctic ...

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    Spy Shots: Lamborghini Murciélago replacement caught wearing only camo
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    We won't necessarily argue with an automaker (especially Lamborghini) unwrapping its new hotness from the inside out. Recently, we received a photo of the Murciélago replacement's new pushrod suspension – something we were first discovered during our talks with the Lamborghini's CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Now, ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Spy Shots: 2011 Lamborghini Jota
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    For a company with only two principal model lines, Lamborghini sure has been busy lately. The limited run of Reventon seven-figure supercars are still rolling off the line, the Gallardo LP560-4 is reaching the market, the crowds at the Paris Motor Show were wowed by the four-door Estoque concept, there's an anticipated Superveloce (SV) version of the ...

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    Spy Shots: Lamborghini Murcielago SV snapped
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    Click above for more high-res spy shots of the Murcielago SVWe alerted you last week to the existence of the Lamborghini Murcielago SV, a rear-wheel-drive version of the normally all-wheel-drive LP640. Seen here undergoing some on-track testing, the SV will reportedly serve up some 680 horsepower from its Lambo V12 behind the seats. It will also be lighter ...

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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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    REPORT: Murcielago Superleggera confirmed
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    Our mates across the pond at PistonHeads say they've got it on good authority that Lamborghini is indeed producing a Superleggera version of the too-hot-to-handle Murcielago. Eyebrows were raised when spy photogs snapped a Murcielago test mule running test laps around the Nurburgring's venerable Nordschleiff in Germany, sporting a big ol' wing on the back ...

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    VIDEO nirvana - prototypes running the Ring
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    Some people bird watch. Other people like to people watch. Hanjo van Heiningen likes to watch prototypes being flogged on the famous Nurburgring in Germany, and he's compiled a video of the very same camo'd cars we've been posting spy shots of over the last few weeks. So which ones did he capture on film? How about the 2008 Cadillac CTS? Got it. Audi R8? ...

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    And we didn't think the SLR McLaren could get any beefier...
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    AutoWeek spies have caught the beefed-up 2007 Mercedes SLR McLaren -- we're talking 641 hp, a weight savings of 90 lbs. thanks to carbon fiber and other considerations, and a 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds -- faster than the Murcielago and Carrera GT. AutoWeek also comments on the changes to the front and rear fascia, which should serve to help ...

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