Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2 V12 48V 580hp review
The Lamborghini Murciélago is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini. Successor to the Diablo and flagship of the automaker's lineup, the Murciélago was introduced as a coupé in 2001. The automaker's first new design in eleven years, the car was also the brand's first new model under the ownership of German parent company Audi, which is owned by Volkswagen. It is styled by Peruvian-born Belgian Luc Donckerwolke, Lamborghini's head of design from 1998 to 2005.
The new Lamborghini, which was known only as the L147 project during development, was first unveiled during an awesome show at the foot of the Etna volcano on Sicily, a select group of about 200 people were flown to Sicily on Friday to participate in the most impressive release of any Lamborghini model ever.
As usual with Lamborghini, the 'Murciélago' name was taken from bullfighting, during a fight in 1879, this legendary bull was still standing after 24 stabs from the 'espada', the matador's sword. Pressured by the audience, this fierce bull was kept alive, later it was acquired by Don Antonio Miura, yes, the guy that bred the famous Miura bulls that named the very first mid-engine road car, the magnificent Lamborghini Miura.
Note that the opening angle of the doors was enlarged by 5 degrees, while the sills were about 25mm lower than those on the Diablo. When we further compare both models, we'll notice the Murciélago has a 15mm longer wheelbase and used enlarged tracks, the new Lamborghini sits about 25mm taller, 5mm wider and 110mm longer while it also gained some 25 kg in the process. The bodywork is made from Carbon Fiber, only the roof and both doors are made of steel to improve rigidity. More specs and user manual for Murcielago 6.2 you can see in next overview.
Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2 V12 48V 580hp specifications
Year of release in 2001 - present
Body type: Coupe
Curb weight: 1650 kg.
Total weight: 2000 kg.
Engine and transmission
Power 580hp @ 7500rpm
Maximum torque: 650Nm @ 5400rpm
Nutrition Distributed injection
Location In the middle, transversally
Gas mechanism DOHC
Location of cylinder: V 12
Bore x stroke: 87 mm x 86.8 mm
Compression ratio 10.7
Chassis and dimensions
Length: 4580 mm
Width: 2045 mm
Height: 1140 mm
Wheelbase: 2665 mm
Track front/rear: 1635mm/1695mm
The front double cross-arm
Rear Double cross-arm
Tire size 245/35 R18 - 335/30 R18
Type of Gear-rack
The minimum diameter of 9.9 meters turn
Drive Full standing
Number of transfers (mech. box) 6
Ratio main pairs 3.9
Front ventilated disc
Rear ventilated disc
Urban cycle liter. 100 km. 32.6 liters.
Country cycle liter. 100 km. 15.1 liters.
Fuel tank capacity 100 liters.
The maximum speed of 330 km/h
Acceleration time from their seats up to 100 km/h to 3.85sec.