Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4
2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4
2009 marked the second-to-last year for production of the 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4. It would be replaced by the Lamborghini Gallardo. It was produced from 2001 to 2010 and itself was a replacement for the Lambo Diablo.
The Lambo Murcielago LP670-4 had the distinction of being the first new model to be released under the oversight of Audi under the parent umbrella of the Volkswagen Group. During its time, the Lamborghini Murcielago played the role of flagship for the Italian brand. It was a refreshing drink of automotive juices that ended an 11-year design drought for Lamborghini.
Peruvian-born Belgian Luc Donckerwolke, Lamborghini's head of design from 1998 to 2005, was the chief automotive artist behind the design of the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4. In 2007, after his departure from the company, the exterior design went through a minor upgrade, or refresh to borrow an industry term.
Both the front and rear sections of the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 were redesigned. One major redesign element was making the air intakes asymmetrical. That was necessary because the intake on the driver’s side was now flowing air to the oil cooler. The exhaust system migrated to a single exhaust port on the rear diffuser.
The body fabric is a combination of sheet steel and honeycombed carbon fiber. During the manufacturing process it is glued and riveted together.
The distinctiveness of the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 continues with the use of lozenge-shaped stitching called "Q-citura". It is woven into the design of the leather upholstery. It is also featured on the door panels, the center console and the roof panel as well.
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 is rated at making 631 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. Power comes from a 6.5-liter, V12 engine. This version was first introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show.