The Lamborghini Murcielago has recently taken a step down in order to make room for the new Aventador LP700-4 that debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but what would a next generation Murcielago look like if given the chance to shine? IAAD student, Salvatore Simonetti, got to work to give us all an idea of his vision for hat would be the next generation LamborghiniMurcielago.
His concept study is called Lamborghini Murciélago "Next Generation" and is inspired by the past models of the company, mainly the legendary Diablo. The concept’s shape is similar to that of a jet-plane and combines the extreme aggressiveness of the Diablo with an extensive use of carbon fiber and kevlar. The shape of the concept gives off the Lamborghini-esque nature of the vehicle while the Supertrofeo race graphics and the SV letters of the Murcielago Super Veloce add a bit more edge to the already existing style.
This concept study is pretty good in theory, but our biggest problem with it is that we don’t have a full front view of the car. And the graphics are mediocre at best. What’s up with that, Salvatore?
Back in 2006, Lamborghini unveiled the Murcielago LP640, a model powered by a 6.5 liter V12 engine with an output of 640 HP. Shortly after, EDO Competition unveiled the LP710 /2 based off of that same model. This Murcielago became the world’s fastest with a bump up from 640hp to 710hp, but that stay at the top was bound to be limited. Now, the German tuner has prepared an even powerful version of the Murcielago LP640.
The V12 engine found in the Lamborghini has been updated to deliver a total of 750 HP and 546 ft-lb of torque, while the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 3.1 seconds. It’s top speed goes up to an impressive 226 mph which is a considerable improvement over the LP710’s top speed of 219 mph achieved on the Papenburg high speed test track.
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Before anyone begins to even dream about owning any of these cars, we feel we have to give fair warning that purchasing any one of them will probably cost a few arms and legs. Of course, for anyone whose bank account has never felt the dryness that most of ours have, then listen up.
Forbes - yeah, we all know them - has released a Top 10 list of the World’s Most Expensive Cars. Think forking over $100,000 on a car is already a financial burden? Well, think again. Not only are these cars fast and powerful, but they command a pretty steep price tag, which is only affordable to those people that have as much money as we have lottery tickets.
Something of note for this list is that there are two cars that have yet to be unveiled, let alone given a price tag. Their respective prices are then assumptions by Forbes and may change the list once the actual prices have been revealed.
Another thing that we noticed is the conspicuous absence of the Aston Martin One-77, which, at $1.77 million, is easily one of the most expensive cars in the world. Forbes normally covers a lot of holes on their list, but they clearly made one oversight there.
Check out Forbes’ list after the jump.
There’s nothing like a good ten-minute video of one of our favorite supercars doing some laps around Monza to kick-off the new year on a rev-piercing note.
Courtesy of Marchettino, this video features a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 running around in it’s natural habitat: a race track free of speed limits, traffic lights, and radar guns. Free from everything that could inhibit its glorious power, the Murcielago lets loose around the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Italy, showcasing that ear-splitting power like only a Murcielago can. The sound that comes out of the pouncing Lamborghini supercar is music to our ears, one that we highly suggest you give a listen to as well.
We’re not going to see a whole lot more of these babies considering that Lamborghini has officially discontinued the model with a successor – the Aventador LP700-4 – already in the works. So consider this a swan song for one of our favorite supercar models of all time. It’s a good ten minutes with the Murcielago LP640 to kick-off 2011.
Turn up the speakers and enjoy the video!
Platinum Motorsport has certainly been a permanent fixture on our pages the past couple of months, but their tuning packages for a variety of vehicles certainly call for that kind of attention. It’s not that their kits are extravagantly over the top - actually they are quite simple - it’s because it’s the simplicity in their style that make these vehicles stand out above the rest. And their package for the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is another example of this.
The package for the LP640 includes a Premier 4509 kit and a new set of 20" Maya wheels painted in black. The exterior kit includes a new front bumper, new side pods, a new rear bumper, and a new rear deck spoiler. And whether you choose matte black or glossy black for the exterior color, the car looks amazing.
In fact, the car was amazing enough to catch the attention of a little rapper by the name of Mann, who, along with 50 Cent, featured the Lamborghini LP640 in the music video "Buzzin."
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that 50 Cent is a true car fan and that isn’t any more obvious than in the fact that almost all of his videos feature some very cool rides. In Mann’s latest video featuring 50 Cent, "Buzzin", the rapper has chosen a beautiful Lamborghini Murcielago tuned by Platinum Motorsport. Yeah, these are the same guys that hooked up theRolls Royce Ghost, the BMW 650i Convertible, and the Dodge Challenger.
In this video, you will also notice a few other supercars in the wings. And if the wicked sweet rides aren’t enough to dazzle your sense, then maybe the half-naked chicks will prove to be a bit more entertaining.
We do have one question though; what’s selling 50 Cent’s music? Is it the cars, the girls, or the actually music itself? We want to believe that the answer is a combination of all three, but something tells us we are being a bit too kind. But, hey, at least the guy knows a good car, and a hot girl, when he sees one.
As a fitting tribute to one of its most successful models, Lamborghini commemorated the Murcielago’s end of production with a special exhibition and parade along the streets of its hometown in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
First built in 2001, the Murcielago enjoyed tremendous success from Lamborghini fans and supercar aficionados, spawning a number of different variations including the 2008 LP640 Roadster Versace Edition, the 2009 LP650-4 Roadster, and the 2009 LP670-4 SuperVeloce. After nine years in production, Lamborghini officially ended the supercar’s production on May 11, 2010.
To celebrate the occasion, Lamborghini rolled out a lot of its iconic V12 models for the exhibition and parade. Among the cars participating in the event included some of Lamborghini’s finest like the 350GT, the Miura, the Countach, and the Diablo, all of which served as escorts to the Murcielago SuperVeloce that went out of Lamborghini’s factory and out into the streets of Sant’Agata for its ceremonial “last ride”.
The wait is finally over as the curtains were lifted off of the very first episode of Top Gear USA. Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, and Rutledge Wood were all smiles as they prepared to meet their maker in the form of critics and fans alike, who were all prepared to make that fateful decision: to hate or not to hate Top Gear USA.
Before watching the first episode of Top Gear USA, we were very hopeful that the trio of Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, and Rutledge Wood would light up our television sets with the witty repertoire we’ve heard so much about. It started out a little rough with some forced playful banter and horribly scripted lines, but by the end of their very first episode, we started to see the chemistry between all three hosts.
Were they able to succeed in winning over their target audience? The jury is still out, but we can only hope that Top Gear USA will pull through for all of us. Let us know what you think after reading the details of their first episode after the jump.
A couple of weeks ago, we chanced upon some still photos of Electronic Art’s new trailer for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, featuring a scintillating car chase between a renegade Pagani Zonda Cinque and a law enforcement-issued Lamborghini Murcielago along the breathtaking roads of the Italian Alps.
Guess what, the live action video trailer has just been released, and true to the expectations we’ve set for the vid, the trailer is nothing short of mesmerizing. Two of the most powerful supercars on the planet twisting, turning, and drifting on the mountain-side roads of the Italian Alps is the stuff legends are made of. Heck, even a police helicopter joins in on the fun, making this police chase all the more amazing.
The whole trailer was shot to promote the Need for Speed franchise’s new video game, Hot Pursuit, and if this trailer is our only basis on whether to buy the game or not, then consider us scooping up a copy the soonest chance we get.
You have to admit; it takes a lot of courage to paint your brand new Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV matte purple and still drive it around on public roads. Then again, if you are dead set at getting some attention, this is definitely one way to do it.
The matte purple Lamborghini belongs to an Arab man, which doesn’t really surprise us since those guys over there have always been a bit more eccentric when it comes to their cars. But, thankfully, he didn’t just stop at the paint. Along with the colorful exterior, the owner has since added a carbon fiber hood, a set of wheels from adv1wheels, and a new exhaust system from Kreissieg.
Purple may not be anyone else’s first choice when it comes to their Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4, but with 670hp and a top speed of 212mph, who really cares what color it is. Plus you can be darn sure your car will be the very first one everyone sees as it’s driving down the road.
Usually when people drive a car like thePorsche Boxster S, they are very pleased with their form of transportation. Then there are those people that are never fully satisfied with what they have, the old "grass is always greener on the other side" scenario. The latter description fits the owner of this Porsche-turned-Lamborghini Murcielago. Yep, this guy overhauled his Porsche to turn it into a Murcielago. Maybe he missed his chance to own the Lamborghini once the last production model rolled off the line, but that still isn’t a reason to do this to a perfectly good Boxster.
Now, we really shouldn’t share this type of information for fear of someone else creating this type of sin, but this little project - complete with Lamborghini’s scissor doors - cost the owner $45,000. So if you want everyone to make fun of you and turn their nose up at your decision, go ahead and save up $45K and do this to your car.
Driving a Lamborghini Murcielago is sure to make everyone around you green with envy, but that’s not your problem. In fact, why not revel in the fact that you have a Lamborghini by making some small adjustments to make your charging bull that much better? In the latest tuning kit provided by Vitt Performance, this supercar gets given quite a treatment in the form of two different body kits.
The two body kits provided by the Japanese tuner include a new front bumper, two new side skirts, a new rear fender, and a new rear bumper. Customers can also receive a GT Wing made of carbon fiber, and a muffler cutter and a rear wing made from FRP for a few extra bucks. The options for this package come in the form of the materials used for the body kit. These accessories come in a choice of full carbon fiber or FRP (fiber reinforced plastic). The FRP is probably about six times the price of the carbon fiber, but you have to pay for extravagance.