Lamborghini Murciélago 

  • $311k built in Italy
  • 2004
  • 632 HP 6.5L
  • 211 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


Murciélago Roadster
3.6 s
4.7 s

Top speed

Murciélago Roadster
211 mph
Ruf CTR³
235 mph


Murciélago Roadster
7 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s

Top Gear track time

Murciélago Roadster

1/4 mile

Murciélago Roadster
11.5 s
McLaren P1
9.8 s

Nurburgring time

Murciélago Roadster
McLaren P1
Maserati MC12

Data points Key details of the Lamborghini Murciélago


Murciélago Roadster
McLaren P1


Murciélago Roadster
632 HP
McLaren P1
903 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


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 (Dec, 2012)


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 (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)


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 (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 (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 (Dec, 2012)


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 (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 (Dec, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Lamborghini
Price $311,100
Type of car Production car
Year 2004
Highest auction price 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, $253k, August 2009
City mileage 6 MPG
Highway mileage 12 MPG


Chief designer Luc Donckerwolke
Chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani
Platform Lamborghini Murcielago
Generation Second Generation
Body style Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed


Transmission make Lamborghini 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.09:1
  2. 2: 2.1:1
  3. 3: 1.56:1
  4. 4: 1.24:1
  5. 5: 1.06:1
  6. 6: 0.94:1
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 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 14 in 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 211 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.6 s
0-100mph 7 s
0-200kph 10.2 s
Distance 107 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g
Top gear time 1:19.80
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80
Drag coefficient 0.33

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.2 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion


Engine make Lamborghini 6.5L V12
Displacement 6,496 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in
Block material Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Lamborghini VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb
Width 81 in
Height 44.7 in
Length 181.5 in
Front track width 64.4 in
Ground clearance 5.5 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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