Lamborghini has been making supercars since 1963. In 1998, Volkswagen’s luxury car division Audi acquired Lamborghini. The first car built by Lamborghini under Audi was the Lamborghini Murcielago. The Murcielago was built from 2002 to 2010 with 4,099 Murcielagos built. The second generation of the Murcielago called the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640. The Murcielago comes in two-door coupe or two-door roadster versions.

The Murcielago is a regular at Houston Cars and Coffee events. The Murcielago is one eye-catching Lambo. It does resemble its predecessor, the Lamborghini Diablo. An interesting design feature of the Murcielago are the rear air vents. They come out when the car is traveling at high speeds to deliver more air to the engine. The Murcielago looks fast, aggressive, and is an eye-catcher.

The Lamborghini Murcielago originally came with 6.2L V12 that produced 572 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 is powered by a 6.5L V12, paired with either a six-speed manual tranmission or an optional six-speed e-gear transmission, that produces 631 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque. The Murcielago LP 640 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 211 mph. Prices for a new Murcielago Lp 640 started at $318,800. That is quite expensive for a car, but the Murcielago is fast, quick, and just stunning.

Top Gear featured the original Murcielago during Series 1, Episode 1. The Murcielago Roadster was reviewed by Top Gear during Series 6, Episode 11. The Murcielago LP 640 was reviewed by Top Gear during Series 9, Episode 5. A 2007 Murcielago Roadster made a stop by Jay Leno’s Garage. Motorweek reviewed a 2003 Murcielago. The Murcielago is playable in the Forza games, Need For Speed Games, Ridge Racer games, Gran Turismo games, ModNation Racers, Asphalt games, Project Gotham Racing 4, Midnight Club games, and many other video games.

Final Thoughts: I loved the Lamborghini Countach. I loved the Lamborghini Diablo. And I love the Lamboghini Murcielago. This car is fast, quick, and stunning. But it costs over $300,000, which is quite expensive. No modern Ferrari can compete with the Murcielago and it is cheaper than a 599 GTO.

CarJunkie

Photos taken from a camera phone and digital camera

Originally written on July 10, 2011

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