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by George Skentzos

Following several supposed leaks – which have now been proven to be nothing more than an elaborate prank – Lamborghini has released a series of official images of its new Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce.

Maintaining the brand’s commitment toward releasing one new model each year, the LP 670-4 SV is even lighter, faster and more powerful than the Murciélago LP 640 on which it is based.

As its namesake would suggest, power from the 6.5-litre V12 engine has increased to 670hp or 493kW with peak torque of 660Nm.

Maximum power is reach at 8000rpm with an average piston speed of 23.7 meters per second – a figure almost comparable to race engines.

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce unveiled

Coupled with a 100kg weight reduction, the LP 670-4 SV now boasts a power to weight ratio of just 2.3kg per hp which results in a zero to 100km/h of just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 342km/h.

“The new Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is the systematic continuation of our brand philosophy. It is more extreme and uncompromising than virtually any other automobile,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “As the new top model of the highly successful Murciélago range, the SuperVeloce displays not only outstanding driving dynamics, it is also further evidence of our company’s technological expertise. Customers can look forward to an utterly unparalleled driving experience.”

More than 25 per cent of this weight reduction was achieved with a completely new exhaust system which has been manufactured from new, lighter materials and also delivers an incredibly unique acoustic experience.

The structure of the super sports car is a composite construction of extremely stiff carbon components and a tubular steel frame, with overall torsional stiffness of the chassis improved by 12 per cent.

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce unveiled

The SuperVeloce is equipped with Lamborghini’s sequential, automated manual transmission e.gear, which uses electro-hydraulics to shift gears extremely quickly and smoothly, adding the new “Corsa” mode and a “Low adherence” mode to make the car more livable.

A six-speed manual transmission is also available as a no-cost option for those who prefer to change gears on their own, adding a touch of class with the trademark Lamborghini open gate design.

The latter part of the LP 670-4’s namesake is derived from its permanent all-wheel-drive system which in turn results in manageable performance, with the rear axle bearing 58 percent of the car’s overall weight impressive traction off the line.

Double wishbone suspension all round and spring struts – two on each of the rear wheels and one on each of the front – control the loads transferred from the road.

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce unveiled

An added benefit aimed at making the SV a more practical car is the standard-fit lifting system which enables the front of the vehicle to be raised by 45mm to avoid obstacles such as speed humps and precarious driveways.

The SuperVeloce is equipped with exclusive “Ares” alloy-forged wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, framing the carbon ceramic brake package.

The upward-opening “Lambo” doors – a solution developed for the Countach in the early seventies – reveal a panorama of the exclusive interior of the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce.

Interior surfaces are a combination of Alcantara and carbon fibre, with sports bucket seats in carbon fibre as standard for perfect support in extreme driving situations- although the Murciélago’s standard seats are also available on the SuperVeloce as an option free of charge.

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce unveiled

The Y shaped arrangement of the tail light LEDs has been picked up in the perforations on the seats and roof lining – a design trademark now featuring in the entire Lamborghini range – with an inlaid backing material in the same color as the exterior paintwork.

The Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce can be delivered with the paint finishes Giallo Orion, Arancio Atlas, Bianco Isis, Grigio Telesto and Nero Aldebaran, as well as Bianco Canopus (white matt) and Nero Nemesis (black matt) as an option.




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