2008 Lamborghini Murcielago
The “raging bull”, that’s what they call the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 Roadster. It may benefit from the powerful upgrades, as the Lamborghini LP 640 Coupe, but it comes with its own personality and distinct characteristics.
The first thing that comes to mind when you look at the 2008 Murcielago is that it looks a lot more aggressive than the last one. In its redesign, the engineers from Lamborghini Centro Stile stuck to the original representation of purity, sporty looks and extreme functionality. The same as the Coupe, it looks more aggressive due to the modified front and rear bumpers. There you can find a new read diffuser so the exhaust system is now constructed within a tailpipe.
Looking at the lights you see that they are different as well. Completely redesigned, they ensure that no one will mistake the Lamborghini Murcielago with just another car, since in daylight that’s impossible. Another interesting feature is the asymmetry of the sides. If you look to the right just behind the air inlet, you will see that there is no orifice, it is completely closed. On the other hand, on the left there is a big opening used for the ventilation of the oil cooler. This, alongside with the incredible aerodynamics of the car, is illustrating the importance of functionality in the design of the Lamborghini.
Even the mirrors have been redesigned to make the Murcielago Roadster even more aerodynamic, with new upgrades added like windscreen wipers and the option for integrating Hermera wheels.
The interior arrangement, just the same as its predecessor, is asymmetrical making the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster look like a formula 1 car on the inside. The entire interior is tailored by hand all the way to the driver. It’s been designed in such a way that makes the driver more focused than ever. It gives the impression that the car is challenging the driver yet in the same time, it’s equipped with everything the driver would possibly want, geared to the teeth. You just take a look at the dashboard tunnel console and you’ll feel like you are about to start up a spaceship.
The instrumentation panel has been remodeled completely, offering new graphic displays. A new Kenwood audio system equipped with a 6.5 inch monitor that can read DVDs, mp3 or wma disks. The navigator system is placed as an option.
Like its predecessor the LP640 Roadster can be personalized with the special designs and equipment packages, allowing you to create your dream personalized car.
The Murcielago Roadster is equipped with a huge 6.5 liter, 12 cylinder engine that develops nothing less that a road blazing 330 km/h. The 640 hp developed by this massive engine will catapult you forward reaching 100 km/h from standing start in less than 3.4 seconds, making it 0.5 seconds faster than the predecessor.
The engineers shifted the attention more to the torque band optimizing it. Now the engine benefits from a system that uses variable timing, and it would by managed by the Wire-Drive-System, making it a lot more responsive to each command.
With the rising performance comes a considerable rise in demand on the drive parts. So the transmission received an upgraded 6 gear gearbox alongside with more powerful rear differential and redesigned half-axles. The all wheel drive transmission is self regulated not needing intervention from any on board electronics.
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