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Lambo's 471 kW beast

2006-02-23 08:10

The new version of the highly successful Murciélago features a host of new innovations in terms of body design and mechanics.

"LP640" refers to its engine position, longitudinale posteriore, and to its power 640 hp (471kW).

Designers and engineers have not only focused on reworking the engine, suspensions, gearbox, exhaust system, brakes and electronics, but also the interior and exterior design; improvements that make the Murciélago LP 640 the most extreme and fastest sports car in its class, placing it at the very top.

The engine of the new Murciélago LP640 has undergone outstanding and radical modification. The increased bore and longer stroke have boosted the displacement of the classic 60-degree V-engine from 6.2 litres to 6.5 litres.

Thus the already extraordinary 430kW engine power has now been elevated to an impressive peak of 471 kW at 8 000 r/min.

The 12-cylinder engine reaches a maximum torque of 660 Nm at 6 000 r/min.

According to Lamborghini this enables the LP640 to rocket from 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds.

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