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Super Lambo exclusive to China

2010-04-23 11:04
How lucky are Chinese sports car collectors. Lamborghini has unveiled a Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce exclusive to China, and limited to 10 units only.

“Automobili Lamborghini’s strong performance at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show and its launch of a special edition of the flagship Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce exclusively for the Chinese market underscore our unwavering commitment to China and the development of a super sports car culture here,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

The company has shown its appreciation by releasing this striking limited edition model, designed exclusively for the Chinese market, with each of the 10 numbered cars and carrying a badge bearing the owner’s name.

As for styling, the orange stripe running along the length of the car’s body is meant to symbolise an erupting volcano.  

On to performance matters, the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is lighter, faster and more powerful than the regular LP 640. Power from its 6.5-litre V12 has been shoved from 471 kW to 493 kW, which helps in launching the car from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. It has a neck-snapping top end of 342 km/h.

Revised aerodynamics result in increased downforce and, consequently, greater stability at speed. Useful, too, is that the SuperVeloce is 100 kg lighter on the scales, thanks to extensive reworking of a host of components, ranging from the engine and transmission, to the interior.

The Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is being shown at the Beijing Motor Show alongside the new flagship Gallardo, the LP570-4 Superleggera.

Its 5.2-litre V10 engine produces 419 kW, allowing the Superleggera to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 325 km/h.


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