• This Wide-Body Lamborghini Murcielago Deserves to Come to Life

This is the road-legal race car Lambo never built but should have

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The Lamborghini Murcielago may have been discontinued back in 2010, but it’s still being included on lists about the greatest supercars ever built. Yes, it’s not as powerful and fast as its successor, the Aventador, but it’s ageing nicely and it still has what it takes to give modern supercars a run for their money. This widebody rendering by Jonsibal is proof that the Murcielago hasn’t been forgotten and a reminder that this Lambo looks incredible in a racing suit.

Posted by JONSIBAL on Sunday, December 20, 2020

This virtual Murcielago here is far more aggressive looking than the regular production model. It features a widebody kit that reminds me of race-spec Murcielagos, but it also rides much lower than usual. The front bumper no longer features the standard layout with vents to the sides, having been given a motorsport-style apron with a three-piece intake in the center.

The side skirts are also notably more aggressive, while the rear diffuser incorporates a three-outlet exhaust. The wing is not only massive, but also extends rearward beyond the deck lid. The all-black finish and the red-tinted headlamps complete the look that makes the production Murcielago SV seem mundane.

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Posted by JONSIBAL on Sunday, December 20, 2020

Lamborghini Murcielago history

2001 - 2006 Lamborghini Murcielago High Resolution Exterior
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The Murcielago was introduced in 2001 as a replacement for the iconic Diablo.

Production ended in 2010 after 4,099 units built, when Lamborghini launched the Aventador as a successor.

The Murcielago was originally powered by a 6.2-liter V-12 engine rated at 572 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. In this configuration, it needed 3.8 seconds to hit 60 mph toward a top speed of 206 mph. A mid-cycle update in 2006 saw the introduction of a larger, 6.5-liter V-12 good for 631 horses and 487 pound-feet of twist. The extra oomph reduced the 0-to-60 mph sprint to 3.4 seconds and increased the supercar’s top speed to 2011.

Lamborghini Murcielago specifications
Type V-12 @ 60 degree, light-alloy block
Distribution Dual overhead camshafts
Cylinder Capacity 6192 cc
Bore & stroke 87 mm x 86.8 mm
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Max. power 572 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Max. torque 479 LB-FT @ 5,400 RPM
Top Speed 206 mph
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds
2009 - 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce High Resolution Exterior
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In 2009, as the Murcielago was being prepared for the history books, Lambo launched the SuperVeloce (SV) model. Powered by a 661-horsepower and 487-pound-foot V-12, the Murcielago SV was the quickest of the bunch with a 0-to-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 213 mph.

Lamborghini Murcielago SV specifications
Type V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block
Cyl.Capacity 6496 cc / 396 ci
Bore & stroke 88,0 x 89,0 mm
Compression Ratio 11,0:1
Power 661 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Torque 487 LB-FT @ 6,500 RPM
Transmission Lamborghini six-speed + reverse e-Gear
Top speed 213 mph
0 - 60 mph 2.8 seconds

The Murcielago spawned four different race cars, the R-GT, RG-1, RG-1LM, and the R-SV. All but the RG-1 were built by German racing outfit Reiter Engineering. The race-spec Murcielago won races like the 1000 km of Catalunya, the Super GT Suzuka 500 km and scored six wins in the FIA GT1 World Championship.

Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read full bio
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