The impressive Murciélago LP640 was only introduced a few months ago on the Geneva Auto Show in March 2006, but in December 2006, Automobili Lamborghini SpA already unveiled their 'topless' edition, the long awaited Roadster version of this new flagship.
The canvas roof was still there, with 640hp on tap and looks like that, the Roadster edition would become an instant success.
The LP640 Roadster was an impressive looking work of art on wheels, the same new wheel design as available on coupé combined with the extremely impressive central mounted exhaust pipe surrounded by the new rear diffuser, deep front spoiler and extreme side air exhausts, the Roadster edition was one mean looking super car to say the least.
Waiting time would be long on this new model, as many potential buyers didn't order the outgoing Roadster but waited for this new LP640 Roadster, so you could be sure the orders for this 'fighter' on wheels started pouring in when it debuted at the Los Angeles Motor Show on December 1 and on the Bologna Motor Show on December 7.
Again, a true flagship V12 'open top' model from Sant'Agata.
The Murciélago LP640 that has been mounted against the wall at the official factory museum in Sant'Agata has been replaced by a more recent model.
(added on June 18. 2013)
If the information about these photos is correct we could be looking at the test mule for the MY2014 Gallardo successor.
(added on June 17. 2013)
The first race for the North America Lamborghini Blancpain SuperTrofeo has been set for July 5 to 6 at Lime Rock Park together with ALMS
(added on June 16. 2013)
Famous German based tuner Novitec is gearing up to unveil a brand new tuning package for the Lamborghini Aventador under a bespoke Novitec Torado label
(added on June 15. 2013)
Normally we should be seeing at least a concept of the Gallardo replacement in 2014, we did find these new renders showing a possible styling of the new V10
(added on June 13. 2013)
September 27. 2008
Text © Mark Smeyers
The official press release
Our extensive spec chart
Our extensive image gallery
What do you think about this ?
in our extensive image gallery
259 - 8143 - 143