Engine: V 12
Drive: All Wheel Drive
BHP: 640 (471) 8000
Gears: 6 speed
Acceleration 0 – 62 mph: 3.4 seconds
Its new name, Murciélago LP640, refers to its engine position - longitudinale posteriore - and to its power output of 640 hp.
Designers and engineers have not only focused on reworking the engine, suspension, gearbox, exhaust system, brakes and electronics, but also the interior and exterior design; improvements that make the Murciélago the most extreme and fastest sports car in its class.
The engine of the new Murciélago has undergone radical modification. The increased bore and longer stroke have boosted the displacement of the classic 60¡ V-engine from 6.2 litres to 6.5 litres (6,496 cm3). Thus the already extraordinary 580 hp engine power has now been elevated to an impressive peak of 640 hp (471 kW) at 8,000 min-1. The 12-cylinder engine reaches a maximum torque of 660 Nm at 6,000 min-1. The increase in power naturally determines an increase in performance: the Murciélago can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 3.4 seconds (0.4 seconds faster than the previous model), with a top speed of over 200mph