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Lamborghini Murcielago

The Lamborghini Murcielago is one of Lamborghini’s high performance sports cars.  The Murcielago was designed by Luc Donckerwolke and was first unveiled in 2001 as a successor to Lamborghini’s Diablo.  Several different versions of the Murcielago were introduced over the years, including a special 40th anniversary edition, an open-top roadster, and a few others.  Most were very similar in power, although the look of the models varied.  Since its production began in 2001, Lamborghini has continued to produce the Murcielago.

The Murcielago gets its name from the Spanish word for “bat.”  It was also named in honour of a bull that was named Murcielago in the late 1800s.  In 1879, this bull survived being struck by a sword 24 times during a fight.  The bull was later given to Don Antonio Miura as a gift.  The Lamborghini Miura is named in his honour, so it’s only natural that the Murcielago be named after one of his most famous bulls.

The Murcielago features either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission and makes use of the Lamborghini V12 engine.  It’s also four-wheel drive, has a rear spoiler, and features side mirrors that fold in to make the car more aerodynamic.  The Murcielago is not, however, noted for its fuel efficiency—it gets 29 L/100 km in the city and 18 L/100 km on the open road.  It is, according to the listing done by the EPA, the absolute least fuel efficient car of 2008.

The 40th Anniversary Edition of the Murcielago was built in late 2003 as a way of commemorating the 40th year of production for Lamborghini.  This version of the Murcielago featured some enhancements and upgrades, including upgraded wheels, a new exhaust system, new leather trim on the interior, and more.  Only 50 of them were ever made, and each car includes a special numbered plaque. 

In 2006, Lamborghini replaced the standard Murcielago engine with a 6.5 litre one and renamed it the Murcielago LP640.  In 2007, the Murcielago roadster received the same upgrade and became known as the Murcielago LP640 Roadster.  In 2008, the Murcielago LP640 Versace was introduced.  This model featured a custom Versace leather interior and logo. 

Lamborghini Murcielago Specifications

2002 Nissan Skyline GTR Specifications
Top Speed 330 km/h
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds
Horsepower 571
Engine 6.2 L V12 426 KW
Body style two-door coupe / two-door roadster
Length 4610.1mm
Width 2057.4mm
Height 1135.4mm
Wheelbase 2664.5mm
Curb Weight 3638kg

Lamborghini Murcielago photos / pictures

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 frontLamborghini Murcielago LP640 sideLamborghini Murcielago LP640 rear

Lamborghini Murcielago RTG black roadsterLamborghini Murcielago RTG door openLamborghini Murcielago Interior

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