Lamborghini Murcielago

Lamborghini Murcielago

  Lamborghini Murcielago

A magnificent blast from the past gets a twin turbo setup and there’s no way we weren’t going to spread it around like wild fire. Robert Himler, creator of the titillating videos of his Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo , has moved on to a bigger and better project: the Lamborghini 670-4 SV Twin Turbo. The project is currently under development, but it is supposed to be ready by March 2012 and aims to be "the world’s fastest and best Lamborghini."

The biggest change for the special Murcielago will be its new RWD system, and not the AWD on the standard LP 670-4 SV . Himler opted to remove the front differentials, half-shafts, and torque tube - all of which allowed for a 125lbs reduction of the car’s weight. The secondary cats and muffler were also removed and the weight was then reduced by 89 lbs. The next part of the transformation was the addition of a pair of turbochargers resulting in an output of more than 1000 RWHP, blasting the standard 670 HP out of the water.

The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV Twin Turbo’s step by step build is getting posted on its very own Facebook page, but we’ll keep updating the progress here as well! For now, hit the jump to watch the car being driven by a very hot girl.

We’ve all been introduced to Robert Himler, the dude that loves taking passengers and driving them around in his Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo. Apparently, Robert isn’t the only one in his circle that’s obsessed with taking fast cars and making them faster than anything we’ve ever seen.

One of his friends is David Wiggs, a man who just bought a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce and is in the process of putting his supercar through an insane performance modification that will net the Italian Lambo with an astonishing 1,600 horsepower.

To accomplish that, Wiggs shaved the Murcielago’s weight by removing a few materials, including the front differential, the half-shafts, the torque tube, the muffler, all while converting it from an AWD to a RWD. The result was weight savings of over 200 pounds with further changes still expected to be made.

The target, like we said, is 1,600 rear horsepower, which is just absolutely nuts and something that Himler’s 1,250-horsepower Gallardo will have a difficult time competing against.

Check out the video of Wiggs’ Murcielago in the dyno!

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This surely isn’t the first time we’ve seen one car chasing another in a tunnel, after all, we just witnessed a Ferrari 458 chasing a McLaren MP4-12C recently. But this time it’s a Lamborghini Murcielago going up against a 2012 Nissan GT-R .

The best part of this video is that both of the supercars showcased were updated so both sound that much better. The Murcielago received an aftermarket exhaust and the GT-R - a Black Edition - has received a Kreissieg exhaust system.

Our advice would be to turn up your volume - really loud - and enjoy this amazing video. It’s really worth it, even if it’s a little on the short side because it gives us more proof that there are some pretty amazing cars, even if we probably won’t ever get the chance to drive them.

In the next episode of Ultimate Factories, National Geographic will be taking a tour inside Lamborghini ’s famous factory, giving everyone the chance to watch how the limited edition Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is built. As usual, the show is the perfect combination of learning how a great car is built and watching some of the greatest footage in the world.

Now that the Aventador has come into play, some may have forgotten about the SV, so here’s a reminder. The Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is powered by a 6.5 liter V12 with an increased output of 670 HP and a lighter weight compared to a standard Murcielago, 220 lbs lighter to be exact. As a result, the car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 212 mph.

You can watch Ultimate Factories starting January 2012 on Thursday nights at 8P et/pt, on National Geographic.

What can be better than a supercar? The answer is quite simple: more supercars brought together! This video was shot during a "private" supercar rally and brings together some of the most amazing cars in the world.

In it, you will see the one-off Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster LP640 "Versace Edition" , a Ferrari Enzo , Porsche Carrera GTs in black, purple, and gold, a Lexus LF-A , a Nissan GT-R , a Lamborghini Murcielago SV , a Mercedes SLR , a Porsche 911 Turbo , a Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni Edition , and well we could go on and on like this forever.

The first three minutes of the video will show an impressive supercar parade, but if you want to hear some wonderful exhaust music, fast forward up to the 3:30 mark. Our advice is for everyone to turn up their volume and enjoy! We can assure you that the video is worth every second!

Titles can be a little deceiving. At first we thoght this tuning sensation was quite possibly a new ride in the Need for Speed franchise, but it’s actually a project completed by Need4Speed Motorsports, a tuning firm based out of Glendale, California with over 20 years of combined experience in the wheel and tire industry. This tuning masterpiece is based on the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster and includes a lightweight body kit and, of course, a killer set of new wheels.

The Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster by Need4Speed Motorsports includes a body kit made entirely of carbon fiber, with the exception of the steel roof and door panels. The interior also gets carbon Fiber trim with an optional carbon fiber engine brace. The car sits on a new set of HRE 590 R 19×8.5 front and 20×13 rear wheels that were actually custom painted in Arancio paint and combined with carbon fiber brakes. The car will also be equipped with a double wishbone suspension with coil springs, gas dampers, and an anti-roll bar.

No engine upgrades were provided for the Lamborghini, but the Roadster already comes packed with a powerful 6,192cc V12 engine producing 580 hp at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 479 lbs-ft at 5400 rpm. It can sprint 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 199mph.

Hit the jump for a video of the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster by Need4Speed Motorsports.

While its become obvious that Lamborghini has become more aggressive in promoting the new Aventador supercar as their flagship model, a lot of people still haven’t forgotten about the supercar the Aventador replaced.

For a lot of us, the Lamborghini Murcielago is still a sentimental favorite. PUR Wheels, a US-based wheels specialist, is one of those that still hold the Murcielago in high regard, particularly the special edition Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce.

The American tuning company specializes in building custom wheels for some of the world’s most famous exotic cars and for the Murcielago LP670-4 SV, PUR Wheels made sure to dress up the supercar with only the best set of wheels in the market. In this particular case, the custom wheels offer a perfect contrast to the chameleon-like Green and Pink Pearlescent exterior finish, which may seem like an odd color combination for a car of this stature, but has turned this supercar into a true piece of Italian beauty.

As far as the powertrain is concerned, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 is powered by an upstanding 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces a mouth-watering 670 horsepower. It also boasts of a 0-60 mph sprint time of just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 212 mph.

If a car is capable of performance figures like that and look sexy as hell while doing it, then it doesn’t matter whether the model is gone or not.

Now that the Aventador has up and replaced Lamborghini’s steadfast seller - the Murcielago - tuners are now sharpening their fangs and sinking them into projects for the gone but not forgotten model. For those that liked SR Auto Group’s rendition of the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce , but failed to have an SV model waiting for the transformation, meet Lamborghini-tuning extraordinaire, DMC. This German tuner has created an upgrade package for the Lamborghini Murcielago that converts the standard supercar to the top of the line Super Veloce model.

The package starts off with the usual array of exterior modifications, including new bumpers, an integrated rear diffuser, and a large rear wing, all of which are made of carbon fiber. Topping off the exterior look is a new set of wheels and more carbon fiber goodies for the interior.

Not one to leave well enough alone, DMC pumped up the supercar’s V12 engine from an output of 572 HP to 600 HP and 353 lb-ft of torque to 365 lb-ft. Not exactly the 670 HP and 490 lb-ft of torque found in the actual SuperVeloce model, but we’re sure customers will take what they can get. That added grunt was provided with an ECU remap and the DMC stainless sports rear silencer and sport metallic catalytic converter bring forth a sportier sound.

We appreciate people that can break a dance or two anytime, but there are still some places that are are a little more conducive to dancing than others. A gas station, unfortunately, isn’t one of them.

This is especially true when you’re trying to gas up a Lamborghini Murcielago . Now, the sudden bust-a-move of this dude isn’t all that embarrassing because he doesn’t appear to have two left feet, but the underlying dangers that come with what he’s doing are far too great to even play with, not the least of which is spilling gas on the Murcielago’s paint. That alone will cost more than a full tank on the Lamborghini.

But risks notwithstanding, you still have to give props to Deuce Bigalow over there. He clearly has jukin’ moves and from the looks of things, he also appears like he knows what to do with a gas pump, but we won’t go there.

Just enjoy the video and draw your own conclusions.

Project Veneto by SR Auto Group started its life as a "simple" Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce . It probably had no idea that once the head honchos in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy were finished with its design, a tuning firm like SR Auto Group would swoop in and make it look like Barney.

The LP670-4 SuperVeloce is the ultimate Murcielago , so to change something like its exterior color is the most simplistic way to ruin the elegance of the vehicle. SR Auto Group sees it differently. The tuner stated, "Within a short timeframe, Project Veneto was dressed in a brand new outfit. Just like fashion, the purpose is to create stunning pieces that have all eyes locked. Project Veneto is vivid, strong, edgy, and most of all unique."

We’re not so easily convinced of the grandiose nature of this tuning project. In fact, we think the quick turnover of the Project Veneto was the fastest way to bastardize an otherwise beautiful supercar. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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