As with the Coupe, the design of the Murcielago Roadster is exclusive, aggressive and extreme. In creating the Roadster, the designer Luc Donckerwolke did not restrict himself to ’cutting off’ the roof of the Coupe. He bestowed it with its own sensational appearance, making the Murcielago Roadster a truly unique model. A model which in series production has retained all the emotional impact of the initial concept itself. The exterior design is characterised by a true muscularity that interacts with aggressive lines, exploring the whole language of Lamborghini design and raising it to a new, higher level.
The overall dimensions are the same as for the coupe: length is 4580 mm, width is 2045 mm, wheelbase is 2665 mm, front track is 1635 and rear track is 1695 mm. The only variation is in height: the Murcielago Roadster is 70mm lower than the coupe. The dry weight is 1650 kg, with a weight distribution of 42% at the front and 58% at the rear.
The engine is obviously the Lamborghini 12 cylinder 60 degree V, with a displacement of 6192 cc, producing 580 hp at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 479 lbs-ft at 5400 rpm. The engine features the Lamborghini L.I.E. electronic engine management system. The standard gearbox is a 6-speed manual, like the Coupe. As an optional feature, a 6-speed ’e-gear’ automatic version is available. There is also Lamborghini permanent four-wheel drive on the Roadster, with a central viscous coupling and limited slip rear and front differentials (45% rear, 25% front).
The maximum speed of the Murcielago Roadster (depending on aerodynamic configuration) is circa 199mph. The Murcielago Roadster takes 3.8 seconds to go from 0 to 62mph.