Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lamborghini Murciélago (AUTOart)

The Lamborghini Murciélago is a high performance sports car produced by Italian automaker Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. and designed by Luc Donckerwolke. It was introduced in 2001 as the successor to the Diablo. The Murciélago is a two-door, two-seat coupé. To celebrate the company's 40 years in operation, 50 special edition Murciélagos were built during the autumn of 2003. An open-top version called the Murciélago Roadster was introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year. The roadster features similar performance to the coupé with a more aggressive rear flank, as well as a considerably higher price tag. The Murciélago sports a 6.2-litre version of the Lamborghini V12, 580bhp engine, a six-speed manual or six-speed sequential automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive. It also has a rear spoiler that can be raised to an angle of 70 degrees, side mirrors that fold in to improve aerodynamics, and side scoops that automatically open to the needed size to let in just the right amount of air needed to cool its engine. The 2008 car's fuel economy is 8 miles per US gallon (3.4 km/l/9.6 mpg-imp) city and 13 miles per US gallon (5.5 km/l/16 mpg-imp) freeway, making it the least efficient 2008 car for city and highway driving, according to the EPA. In 2006 the Murciélago's engine was replaced by a stronger 6.5-liter engine and the car's name was changed to Murciélago LP640. For the 2007 model year Lamborghini did the same with the roadster model, which is now called Murciélago LP640 Roadster. Both versions received a minor facelift. The name Murciélago (pronounced moor-cee-EH-la-goh in traditional Castilian Spanish and moor-see-EH-la-goh in Spanish of Latin America) means "bat" in Spanish. A bull by this name survived 24 sword strokes in an 1879 fight at the arena of Córdoba, and fought with such passion and spirit that the matador chose to spare its life, a rare honor. In another Lamborghini tie-in, the bull was later presented as a gift to Don Antonio Miura, who was a noted breeder and whose bull ranch the Lamborghini Miura was named after, and went on to sire a line of famous fighting bulls.

Additional detail:

- installed high tension wires

- installed some hoses

- installed chrome belt holders for the injectors

- repianted some engine parts

- added door lock mechanisms


118diecast said...

Hi Angelo! I added your link to my blog. Awesome collection and nice photos too! Cheers!

118diecast said...

Here's the link by the way.


Parking troopeur said...

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Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thanks guys! :)