Lamborghini Murciélago SV coming by the end of the year
The new Lamborghini Murcielago SV -a more powerful, lightweight, rear-wheel-drive edition- will be launched by the end of the year and will be based on the current LP640. The Murcielago SV is named after the Diablo SV, which also lost its four-wheel drive system in favour of rear-wheel drive.
The SV will have more power than the 641bhp V12 Reventon, and should lose at least 100kg over the 1660kg LP640. Power output is expected to be around 680bhp.
Weight will be cut by losing the front differential and driveshafts, the electronic system that raises and lowers the rear spoiler and the multimedia system, and by using lightweight alloys and carbonfibre door panels.