Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster
2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster
The roadster version of the 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 draws its name from 650 horsepower and four-wheel drive (technically all-wheel drive). The LP stands for longitudinal posteriore in Italian and refers to the north-south engine layout.
When the Murciélago was introduced as a coupé in 2001 it was Lamborghini’s first new design in 11 years – a long drought in the automotive world. Styled by Design Head Luc Donckerwolke, it would eventually evolve into an updated 640 coupe and limited edition LP 650-4 Roadster (or convertible as Americans would call it).
The 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster was a special edition of low volume with only 50 made. Its exterior colors were a gray called Grigio Telesto, used on most of the bodywork, and an orange dubbed Arancio. This bright orange hue was applied to the front spoiler and the sills of the car. Lambo eschewed the typical red or yellow and made the brake calipers orange.
As if owning a Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster wasn’t distinctive enough, a special logo is applied to the coupe to demonstrate its increased power. A transparent-engine cover shows off the V12 engine behind the passenger compartment.
The touches of black and orange continue on the inside of this Lambo. The paddle shifters for the six-speed e-gear transmission are painted orange. The asymmetric dashboard design has black Alcantara Nera on the driver's side. It is black leather Nero Perseus on the passenger's side.
The Murciélago engine sees increased power from 640 to 650 horsepower (which is unique to the Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster). The torque rating is 487 lb. ft., which is similar to the coupe it is inspired by.
The 2010 Lambo Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster has an all-wheel drive on-demand system. The front is continuously engaged. When it senses the rear wheels slipping in low traction, the all-wheel drive engages. Traction is enhanced with central viscous coupling.
For those who might care, its fuel economy is rated at 8-mpg city and 13-mpg highway.