2004 Lamborghini Murciélago 

  • $175k built in Italy
  • 2004
  • 571 HP 6.2L
  • 200 mph
Turn-in is sharp and linear, with good steering feel (love that small, suede-wrapped wheel...) and the AWD helps the front end stay pinned.
by MotorTrend (Mar, 2007)
The LP640 Roadster combines the LP640 coupe's technical and design updates with the al fresco style of the previous Murcilago Roadster.
by MotorTrend (Mar, 2007)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lamborghini Murciélago

0-60mph

Murciélago Roadster
3.8 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
Veneno
2.8 s

Top speed

Murciélago Roadster
200 mph
Huayra
231 mph
Reventón Coupe
221 mph

0-100mph

Murciélago Roadster
9.5 s

1/4 mile

Murciélago Roadster
11.9 s
Huayra
10.26 s

Nurburgring time

Murciélago Roadster
7:43.50
Nissan GT-R
7:24.22

Data points Key details of the Lamborghini Murciélago

Price

Murciélago Roadster
$175k
Veneno
$4.106M
Huayra
$2.295M

Horsepower

Murciélago Roadster
571 HP
Veneno
750 HP
Huayra
730 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

But as you can imagine, 631 horsepower-and a not insignificant 487 pound-feet of torque at 6000 rpm-didn't come without effort.
by MotorTrend (Jul, 2006)
This mighty lump now churns out 661 American horsepower (or 670 European ponies, hence the name) at a howling 8000 rpm and 487 pound-feet of torque at 6500 rpm.
by MotorTrend (Jul, 2009)
So when it's working with the bodywork's combination of aerodynamic downforce and ground effects at speeds of 75 mph and higher, the SuperVeloce feels fairly painted to the pavement.
by www.insideline.com (Dec, 2012)

Powertrain

Symphony for the devilFiguring that it would represent a slightly easier baptism on Tuscany's Mugello race circuit, I opted for an LP640 with the six-speed e-gear sequential manual (paddle-shift) transmission.
by www.insideline.com (Dec, 2012)
As a no-cost option, owners can opt for a six-speed manual gearbox should they desire.
by MotorTrend (Mar, 2009)
And because you never quite manage that, you never feel you've got the best from this engine.
by MotorTrend (Jul, 2006)

Engine

Lamborghini has taken a line from Ferrari, putting the new 640-horse V-12 under glass for your viewing pleasure.
by MotorTrend (May, 2006)
Wheel and taillight designs are new, as are the slats over the engine and a host of other details.
by MotorTrend (Mar, 2007)
Apart from the lack of a fixed roof, the Murcielago roadster is identical to the coupe right down to the 572 horsepower V12 under the hood and full-time all-wheel drive.
by www.insideline.com (Dec, 2012)

Body style

The Roadster was designed as an open car and is best enjoyed that way.
by MotorTrend (Mar, 2007)
As if a Lamborghini, any Lamborghini, weren't enough of a statement, the LP640 Roadster clearly affirms that its buyers value outrageousness, extraordinary performance and tousled hair, not necessarily in that order.
by www.insideline.com (Dec, 2012)
Like the closed version, the asymmetrical sides of the LP640 Roadster incorporate uniquely sized scoops for the intake air on the right and the oil cooler on the left.
by www.insideline.com (Dec, 2012)

Interior

Quite the contrary: the suede-and-leather-trimmed cockpit looks almost as lavish as the one in the silly-money Reventón.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)
The LP640 interior is treated to quality switchgear and cowhide with lozenge-shaped stitching, and a hefty Kenwood stereo/sat-nav screen.
by www.insideline.com (Dec, 2012)
The 2007 Roadster version of the 2006 Murciélago LP640 is largely hand-constructed of steel, carbon fiber and leather; packs a 640-horsepower midmounted V12; and runs to 60 mph in a claimed 3.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 205 mph — 0.1 second and 7 mph slower than the fixed roof version.
by www.insideline.com (Dec, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lamborghini
Price $175,000
Year 2004
Highest auction price $220k, January 2012
City mileage 7 MPG
Highway mileage 13 MPG

design

Chief designer Luc Donckerwolke
Chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani
Platform Lamborghini Murcielago
Generation First Generation
Body style Coupe
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Lamborghini 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.94:1
  2. 2: 2.06:1
  3. 3: 1.52:1
  4. 4: 1.18:1
  5. 5: 1.03:1
  6. 6: 0.91:1
Axle ratio 3.14:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent
Rear suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent
Front brakes Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Ventilated Disc
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso
Front wheels 245/35 18
Wheel material Alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso
Rear wheels 335/30 18
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 200 mph
1/4 mile 11.9 s
0-60mph 3.8 s
0-100mph 9.5 s
Lateral acceleration 0.98 g
20.6km nurburgring time 7:43.50
Drag coefficient 0.36

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.43 lb/hp
Maximum hp 571 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 479 ft-lb @ 5,400 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.2 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Lamborghini 6.2L V12
Displacement 6,192 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.43 in / 3.42 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Lamborghini VTT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb
Width 80.5 in
Height 44.6 in
Length 180.3 in
Front track width 64.4 in
Ground clearance 5 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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