Italian car maker Automobili Lamborghini Holding SPA is launching its limited-edition car—the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce—in India. Three hundred units of these cars, touted as the fastest Lamborghini ever, are being manufactured worldwide—two of them are meant for India. The first one was pre-booked and has already been sold. “The car is in our showroom now and will hit the road in the next day or so,” says Satya Bagla, managing director, Exclusive Motors, New Delhi. The second one is up for grabs and will cost around Rs3.6 crore.
Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce: (clockwise from top left) Front view; Rear view; Interiors.
The car can go from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of around 342 kmph. “The output of the 6.5-litre V12 engine has been increased to 670 hp (horse power) and the weight of the car has been reduced by 100kg. This helps the car achieve the speed it is capable of,” Bagla says.
In order to achieve the substantial weight reduction of 100kg, the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce was extensively reworked and redeveloped in virtually every aspect—from chassis to engine and transmission, right through to the interior. “The increase in engine output from 640 to 670 hp is the result of optimized valve timing and a reworked intake system. The significantly modified aerodynamics with substantially increased downforce brings considerable improvement to vehicle stability at very high speeds,” said a company press release.
The car also sports a new front and rear, an innovative engine bonnet and a choice of two aerodynamic set-ups featuring either a small or large rear spoiler. Customers can choose between two versions, with the small rear spoiler providing improved downforce at high speeds. As an option, the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce can be supplied with the “Aeropack Wing”—a large, fixed, carbon-fibre wing mounted on two carbon-fibre brackets, according to the company.