For 2007, the Lamborghini Murciélago Coupe and Roadster receive several upgrades, including an increase in the engine’s bore and stroke, boosting displacement from 6.2 to 6.5 litres and providing a power increase to 631 hp. The model is officially renamed the Murciélago LP640, for the engine position (“longitudinale posteriore”) and its European power rating. Both models also receive styling enhancements, including new front and rear bumpers, new taillights, new instrument panel graphics and lozenge-shaped stitching on the interior upholstery.
Both models also receive carbon-ceramic brakes, and the coupe is available in Oro Adonis (gold), previously available only on the roadster. The engine cover can also be ordered in transparent glass.
The Murciélago uses a 6.5-litre V12, mated to a six-speed manual transmission or optional “E-Gear” robotized gear and shifter system with paddle shift controls, and permanent four-wheel drive. Its chassis is a tubular frame made from high-strength steel alloy with carbon fibre structural parts, while the body is steel and carbon fibre.
The roadster shares the coupe’s features but includes a drop top that is meant strictly for temporary use, such as a rain shower, and for speeds under 200 km/h. If that sounds odd, remember that the Murciélago has a top speed of 330 km/h. In case anyone’s keeping count, that’s up from 320 km/h in 2006. Who says a good thing can’t get better?