We were a bit shocked to see the newest Lamborghini supercar at our favorite weekly car gathering in Southern California this weekend. After debuting at the Geneva Motor Show back in March, the LP670-4 SV skipped the New York Auto Show and had its U.S. unveiling at a private event in Las Vegas recently. The guys at Lambo evidently figured Irvine was only a couple of hours away, so they swung by Cars & Coffee to show it off. It received quite a bit of attention, although the crowd couldn't convince the Lambo rep to drift it à la Hubinette.
As we've told you before, the newest Murcielago derivative gets a bump in horsepower compared to the 670, while torque stays the same at 487 lb·ft. Combined with a 220-pound weight shaving, that's good enough to drop the 0-62 mph sprint to just 3.2 seconds and raise the vmax to 212 mph. Unless, of course the car has the optional, larger, fixed "Aeropack Wing," which this one does. That limits top speed to "just" 209 mph, but adds just the right amount of ostentatiousness this Lambo deserves.
The LP670-4 doesn't look like your average Murciélago in other ways, either. It features many of the styling cues first deployed on the mega-spendy Reventon. Up front the air intakes have been made larger for better brake cooling and the front spoiler extends much farther. A new engine cover also features a similar triple hexagon transparent polymer plate setup on a bed of carbon fiber. The interior has also been upgraded with a revised dash and Alcantara throughout, which features stitching that matches the exterior color of the car.
We couldn't coax the driver into letting us take it for a spin, but hopefully we'll get one for a review before the temp in Hades dips below 32. Check out our latest gallery below.
All photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.