The Lamborghini Murcielago is a two seats sports car manufactured by Lamborghini in 2001. The name of the car is the Spanish name for the bat, describing a four wheels drive luxury sports car.
The 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago is a great example for the impressive work Lamborghini did and continues to do for more than 40 years in this field. The car is a mixture of extreme creativity and high performance, both engineering and technical. Moreover, the 2002 Murcielago looks outrageous because of the Belgium touch of Luc Donckerwolcke, a member of the Audi design studio. This supercar demonstrates that the team work between Audi and Volkswagen influenced positively the “macchina Italiana” (Lamborghini) providing high engineering, quality and design.
2002 Lamborghini Murcielago
The Murcielago has a carbon fiber body with a steel tubular design. Only the roof and the two amazing scissor doors are completely made of steel. That gives it a cleaner look than the one of its predecessor, the Diablo.
The 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago is equipped with a 6.2 liter DOHC V-12 engine that produces 571 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. This engine has the first six-speed manual transmission ever used by Lamborghini. The Murcielago turns from zero to 100 km in 3.8 seconds. Also, the car is equipped with traction control, an electronically controlled suspension and big antilock disc brakes.
Because of the enormous heat that is generated by this powerful engine, the engineers came up with an incredible technical solution to cool down the engine. This solution was the Variable Airflow Cooling System that includes adjustable cooling ducts that are placed over the rear wheels. The driver can manually open or close the ducts with the help of a dash control and in this way he can improve the speed, managing the aerodynamics.
Some incredible features that are designed especially for the engine’s flexibility (so that the driver’s speed demands wouldn’t be left aside) are the variable valve timing, the VAC system and the drive by wire electronic throttle. The car is also designed with coil springs and shock absorbers that are equipped with electronic damping.
2002 Lamborghini Murcielago interior
Even if the rear wheels support more than 58 percent of its weight, the Murcielago is easy to control. Moreover, the lower center of gravity, the traction control and the all-wheel drive are useful if you want to master its horse powers. Because of all these features the 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago remains firm on the road and helps you enjoy the adrenaline flow, keeping you safe in the same time. The driver is also helped by the driver-selectable electronic damper settings.
The interior is also incredible and offers even more comfort and efficiency to the driver and the passenger. The dashboard has all the components placed handy in front of the driver and the radio controls and the automated climate are easy to reach. The interior is covered in leather, including the seats that have strong side bolsters specially designed to hold you tight while the 2002 Murcielago speeds on the road and takes the turns. Moreover, this car has an incredible audio and navigation system that will help you relax and get in time to your destination.
This 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago is an incredible supercar, a dream come true for most of us. But you know that nothing worth having ever comes cheap in this world, so unfortunately in order to be the owner of a fierce “bull” you will have to pay at least $273,000 (the price for the standard model). Once again the Lamborghini tradition has created a supercar, many of us think about.