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**UPDATED with Official REVEAL Photos

Lambo has done it again, releasing an even more powerful version of the LP640, the LP670-4 SuperVeloce. Boasting as outrageous 670hp and 487 ft-lbs of torque from the Lambo 6.5-liter V12 engine this is enough, says Lamborghini, to propel the LP670 SV to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds.

There are, however, two other important reasons for the incredibly fast acceleration time, the supercar’s weight and its AWD system. For starters, as the 4 in the car’s name suggests, the SuperVeloce is still an all-wheel drive beast.

The amazing thing, however, was that Lamborghini still managed to reduce the weight of the car by 220 lbs.!

Top speed for the new Bull is rated at 212 mph thanks in part to the extra power but also due to the  increased aerodynamics of the car. In fact the LP670 SV is offered with two different spoilers as well as some very custom aerodynamcis that help keep it stable at high speeds.

The Lamborghini LP670-4 SV will be limited to just 350 units.

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GALLERY: Lamborghini LP670-4 SuperVeloce

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Official release after the jump:

 

 

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce – 

the new king of the bulls - is even more powerful, lighter and faster 

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 2 

nd 

 March 2009 - The Lamborghini Murciélago is one of 

the most extraordinary super sports cars of all time. Automobili Lamborghini 

has now expanded its model range with a new, exceptionally purist and even 

more extreme top model – the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is even more 

powerful, lighter and faster than the Murciélago LP 640. With the output of the 

6.5 liter V12 increased to 670 hp and a weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lbs), the 

Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kg (5.1 

lbs) per hp. This catapults it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a breathtaking 3.2 

seconds and powers it on to a top speed of around 342 km/h (212 mph). 

Distinctive design refinements ensure that each of this 350-unit limited edition 

series conveys its full potential from the very first glance. 

With its outstanding performance, razor-sharp precision and exceptional high-speed 

stability, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is the ultimate 

performance car for advanced sports car drivers. The super sports car has been 

extensively redesigned with 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. The 

interior in Alcantara and carbon fiber provides a purist and minimalist approach.   

In order to achieve the substantial weight reduction of 100 kilograms (220 lbs),  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. With the small standard-fit 

rear spoiler, top speed stands at 342 km/h (212 mph), while the large “Aeropack 

Wing” and its added downforce gives a top speed of 337 km/h (209 mph).  

 “The new Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is the systematic continuation of 

our brand philosophy. It is more extreme and uncompromising than virtually 

any other automobile,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of 

Automobili Lamborghini. “As the new top model of the highly successful 

Murciélago range, the SuperVeloce displays not only outstanding driving 

dynamics, it is also further evidence of our company’s technological expertise. 

Customers can look forward to an utterly unparalleled driving experience.” 

Design and aerodynamics 

The Murciélago is an icon of the Lamborghini brand – a sports machine of 

menacing character and brutal power. Its unique design radiates a supreme 

form of highly concentrated sensuality. Wide, low, with its glass area pushed 

way forward and a long, taut back – the interplay between the soft contours of 

the basic form and razor sharp edges is the perfect expression of the 

Lamborghini design language. In the totality of its character, the Murciélago is 

without comparison on the sports car market. 

Yet even a character like this can be further refined – the new Lamborghini 

Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is the more extreme, even more purist 

pinnacle of the model range. This is clearly evident from the very first glimpse 

of its completely redesigned front end – pulled way forward and finished in matt 

black paint, the carbon fiber front spoiler is connected to the front end via two 

vertical elements. The large air intakes for the front brakes are more powerfully 

emphasized. The new front fenders feature additional air intakes for brake 

ventilation. The air vent for the oil cooler located in the driver-side sill area is 

painted matt black to match the sills. 

The modifications are even more apparent around the mighty engine bay of the 

Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. The twelve-cylinder engine is presented as 

an engineering masterpiece under a transparent engine bonnet that boasts a 

completely new architecture. Hexagonal polymer plates made from transparent 

polycarbonate are set on three levels within a carbon fiber framework. The 

layers are open towards the rear, playing a key role in the thermodynamics of 

the high-performance engine. 

The impressive rear end of the SuperVeloce is dominated by a veritably noble, 

flat and extremely wide exhaust tailpipe and, on the underside, by a two-level 

diffuser system finished entirely in carbon fiber. The rear light clusters display 

their signals in that distinctive Y-shape that has been a fixed element of 

Lamborghini design since the Murciélago LP 640, Reventón and Gallardo LP 

560-4. The panel between the lights is made from carbon fiber, while the large 

intake mesh below expands across the full width of the rear end. Made from 

thick-walled aluminum, the hexagonal pattern is laser-cut and a Teflon coating 

provides the necessary heat protection. 

The aerodynamics of the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce have been 

completely redeveloped. Alongside the enlarged front spoiler and the twin rear 

diffuser, the new fixed rear spoiler also plays an important role. 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-fiber wing 

mounted on two carbon-fiber brackets. The new aerodynamic set-up provides a 

significant boost to directional stability at the very highest speeds. The top- 

speed downforce on the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce with Aeropack is 

strongly increased. 

Bodyshell and lightweight construction 

With the construction of the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, Lamborghini 

proves its expertise in the manufacture of lightweight materials and in working 

with hi-tech carbon fiber. The structure of the super sports car is a composite 

construction of extremely stiff carbon components and a tubular steel frame – 

as in a race car. The transmission tunnel and the floor are made of carbon fiber, 

attached to the steel frame using rivets and high-strength adhesives. The roof 

and the exterior door panels are formed in sheet steel, while the remainder of 

the outer skin is made from carbon composite material. 

For the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, engineers in Sant’Agata Bolognese 

recalculated the framework and selected a new, super high-strength sectional 

steel. This achieved two objectives – on the one hand, they increased the 

torsional stiffness of the chassis by 12 percent to provide improved handling 

precision and, on the other, they were able to reduce weight by 20 kg (44 lbs), 

making a significant contribution to the reduction of overall vehicle weight. And 

the systematic approach to lightweight design continues throughout the entire 

bodyshell. The front fenders, the rear side panels/fenders and the casing for 

the third brake light are made of a modified carbon-fiber material. Combined 

with the removal of the drive for the moveable spoiler, this brings a further 

weight reduction of 13 kg (28.6 lbs).  

Added to the 33 kg (72.6 lbs) of weight reduction from the chassis and exterior, 

are 34 kg (74.8 lbs) from the interior, as well as over 33 kg (72.6 lbs) removed 

from the engine and drive train. 

Power unit and transmission 

The longitudinally mounted 6.5 liter V12 delivers the infernal power for an 

unparalleled driving experience. With 670 hp (493 kW), the engine in the 

Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is 30 hp more powerful than in the 

Murciélago LP 640. The twelve-cylinder sends its mighty 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) of 

torque to the crankshaft at 6,500 rpm; maximum power is reached at 8,000 

rpm, with an average piston speed of 23.7 meters per second – a figure almost 

comparable to race engines. 

The V12 is eager to deliver its performance – it brings its menacing power with 

immediacy and precision to guarantee breathtaking performance – after only 

3.2 seconds the SuperVeloce has already reached 100 km/h (62 mph). 

The engine block and heads of the V12, positioned at the ideal cylinder angle of 

60 degrees, are made from aluminum. The four chain-driven camshafts are 

variably controlled, while the intake manifold operates in three stages – both 

technologies add even greater thrust to the merciless pushing power. To 

increase the performance of the SuperVeloce, the intake system was modified, 

the valve train optimized and, most importantly, valve travel was increased. 

The control electronics for the V12 were developed internally by Lamborghini - 

each cylinder bank has its own high-performance processor. If the engine needs 

more cooling air, intake funnels emerge from the rear pillars: when not in 

operation, they lie flush with the bodyshell. Dry sump lubrication enables the 

V12 to be mounted extremely low down, benefiting the handling dynamics: this 

also guarantees oil supply under extremely dynamic driving conditions. With 12 

liters of lubricating oil in circulation, the oil cooler is located on the left side of 

the vehicle and cooled by air flowing through the aperture in the sill. 

The weight reduction of more than 26 kg (57 lbs) in the engine area was 

derived primarily from the completely new exhaust system. The muffler has 

been redesigned and even the mighty tailpipe of the SuperVeloce manufactured 

from new materials is lighter than on the Murciélago LP 640. But most of all, 

the new exhaust system makes for an acoustic experience that is surely equal 

to the driving performance – from the heavy rumble of a stormy night, through 

the trumpeting of mighty elephants to the roar of a raging lion, the 

SuperVeloce performs the grand opera for 12 cylinders, 48 valves and 8,000 

revs. 

The SuperVeloce is equipped as standard with the sequential, automated 

manual transmission e.gear, which uses electro-hydraulics to shift gear 

extremely quickly and smoothly. A cockpit display informs the driver of the gear 

currently engaged. In addition a special “Corsa” mode and a “Low adherence” 

mode are available.  

As a no-premium option, the SuperVeloce is available with a six-speed manual 

transmission. Its short metal shift stick runs in an open gate of classic Italian 

elegance. In both variants, the new lightweight clutch makes its own 

contribution to the weight loss program. 

All-wheel drive and chassis 

The Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce delivers its extreme power to the road 

with great reliability – assured by its permanent all-wheel drive. Before the rear 

wheels spin, the viscous coupling sends up to 35 percent of driving force via its 

additional shaft to the front wheels. The front and rear limited-slip differentials 

are set at 25 and 45 percent. With its four driven wheels and traction, the 

Murciélago delivers a decisive advantage over rear-wheel drive sports cars 

when it comes to accelerating out of a corner – and always with maximum 

stability. The rear axle bears 58 percent of its overall weight – a distribution 

ratio that is highly beneficial to traction. 

Explosive dynamics, tenacious cornering and extreme speeds – the Murciélago 

LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is a super sports car packed with aggressive power, but 

by no means a mean-spirited car. Its steering requires very little power support, 

giving full control of the car to the driver. Those prepared to tackle the beast 

head on are quickly rewarded with intimate contact and trust – as speed 

increases, so the Murciélago reveals its strengths, thus exposing a character 

with no hidden surprises and behavior that can always be anticipated.  

The Murciélago is fitted with double wishbone suspension all round. Spring 

struts – two on each of the rear wheels and one on each of the front – control 

the loads transferred from the road. The standard-fit lifting system enables the 

front end of the vehicle to be raised by 45 mm (1.8 inches) to avoid obstacles 

such as garage entryways. The SuperVeloce is equipped with exclusive “Ares” 

alloy-forged wheels, bearing the exclusive five twin-spoke design. The front 

wheels are clad in 245/35 ZR 18 rubber, while the rears sport 335/30 ZR 18. 

High-grip Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires come as standard. 

Four brakes controlled by a hi-tech ABS system are capable of mighty stopping 

power when required. The Carbon Ceramic (CCB) brakes are fanned by cooling 

air flowing through enlarged channels in the bodyshell, while openings in the 

front fenders provide additional ventilation for the SuperVeloce. The ceramic 

discs are exceptionally lightweight, fade-free and capable of extremely high 

operational performance.  

Interior and equipment 

Even stepping into the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is an experience as 

individual as the vehicle itself. The upward-opening doors – a solution developed 

by Lamborghini in the early seventies for the Countach – are released via small 

latches, then swing wide open to reveal a panorama of the exclusive interior of 

the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. The dominating materials are Alcantara 

and carbon fiber, which make for an ambience that is as high-quality as it is 

sporty. 

The sports bucket seats come as standard and provide exceptionally firm 

support around the hip and shoulder areas. The bucket seats are made from 

lightweight and highly robust carbon fiber and guarantee the driver perfect 

support, even in the most extreme driving situations. The Murciélago’s standard 

seats are also available on the SuperVeloce as an option free of charge. 

Not only the seats are upholstered in black Alcantara micro-fiber; the cockpit 

and the roof lining are also finished in this high-quality, lightweight material. 

The Y-shaped perforations on the seats and roof lining bring additional finesse, 

with an inlaid backing material in the same color as the exterior paintwork. The 

Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce can be delivered with the paint finishes Giallo 

Orion, Arancio Atlas, Bianco Isis, Grigio Telesto and Nero Aldebaran, as well as 

Bianco Canopus (white matt) and Nero Nemesis (black matt) as an option.  

Naturally, the interior also makes its contribution to weight reduction. The door 

panels are clad in carbon fiber, as is the wide center tunnel. The application of 

Alcantara instead of leather is another weight-saver, just like the selection of 

sports bucket seats and the omission of the radio-navigation system (if 

requested, this is available as an option). At the end of the day, the music in a 

Murciélago comes from the engine compartment. Overall, modifications to the 

interior contribute over 34 kg (75 lbs) to the SuperVeloce weight loss program. 

But absolutely no corners have been cut when it comes to one characteristic 

that is a feature of all Lamborghini super sports cars – the exceptionally high 

quality of the workmanship. The craftsmen in Sant’Agata Bolognese are all 

masters of their respective trades; the three-year warranty bears testimony to 

absolute faith in product quality. 

Technical data 

Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce 

Frame  

High strength tubular steel structure with carbon fiber components. 

Bodywork 

In carbon fiber, except roof and door external panels (steel) 

Steering 

Type Mechanical (rack and pinion) power-assisted 

Right-hand turning circle 12.55 m  (41.17 ft) 

Wheels and tires 

Front 245/35 ZR 18” 

Rear 335/30 ZR 18” 

Engine 

Type 12 cylinders at 60° 

Bore and stroke 88mm x 89 mm  (3.46 in x 3.50 in) 

Displacement 6496 cc. (396.41 in3) 

Compression ratio (11 ± 0.2):1 

Maximum power 670 hp (493 kW) at 8000 rpm 

Maximum torque 660Nm ( 487 lb-ft)at 6500 rpm 

Engine position in vehicle Longitudinal central-rear  

Cylinder heads and engine block Aluminum 

Intake system Variable geometry with 3 operating modes 

Timing 

4 valves per cylinder, 4 overhead camshafts  

Timing gear transmission 2 chains 

Continuous timing variator (int. and ex.) Electronically controlled  

Ignition system 

Static type ignition system with individual coils (one for each spark plug). 

Firing sequence     1-7-4-10-2-8-6-12-3-9-5-11 

Fuel system/injection 

Lamborghini LIE electronic engine control unit, multipoint, sequential timed, DRIVE BY WIRE 

Lubrication system 

Type Dry sump 

Recovery pumps 2 gear pumps 

Delivery pump (high pressure) 1 gear pump 

Cooling system 

Type Liquid cooled, with pressurized circuit 

Transmission 

Type of transmission Permanent all-wheel drive with Viscous 

Traction system 

Gearbox 6-speed e-gear 

Clutch Dry single disc 

Clutch disc diameter 272 mm (10.7 in) 

Transmission ratios 

Traction Control System T.C.S. 

Gearbox - E-Gear & Manual  

1 

st 

  1:3.091 

2 

nd 

 1:2.105 

3 

rd 

 1:1.565 

4 

th 

 1:1.241 

5 

th 

 1:1.065 

6 

th 

 1:0.939 

Reverse 1:2.692 

Brakes 

4 self-ventilated rotors with pedal control, hydraulic transmission with dual independent circuits, 

one for each axle with vacuum servo. 

ABS antilock device + DRP function. 

Handbrake  Mechanical, acting on rear wheels 

Carbo ceramic brakes (CCB) 

Front rotor Ø 380 x 38 mm (Ø 14.96 in x 1.5 in) 

Front caliper cylinders n.6 (32-36-38 mm) (1.26 in -1.42 in-1.5 in) 

Rear rotor Ø 380 x 38 mm (Ø 14.96 in x 1.5 in) 

Rear caliper cylinders n.6 (32-36-38 mm) (1.26 in -1.42 in-1.5 in) 

Suspension 

4-wheel independent articulated quadrilateral system. Hydraulic shock absorbers and coaxial 

coil springs. Suspension with dual front and rear struts, anti-roll, anti-dive and anti-squat bar. 

Performance data 

Top speed with small spoiler  342 km/h (212.5 mph) 

Top speed with big wing 337 km/h  (209,4 mph) 

Acceleration 0-100km/h 3.2 s 

Dimensions 

Wheelbase 2665 mm (104.92 in) 

Total length 4705 mm (185.23 in) 

Total width 2058 mm (81.02 in) 

Total height 1135 mm  (44.69 in) 

Dry weight 1565 Kg. (3450.2 lb) 

Front track width 1635 mm (64.37 in) 

Rear track width 1695 mm (66.73 in ) 

Front overhang 1090 mm (42.91 in) 

Rear overhang 950 mm  ( 37.40 in) 

Maximum overall width with external rear-view 

mirrors 2240mm (88.19 in) 

Weight  distribution    front /rear 42% - 58% 

Liquid capacities 

Fuel tank 100 Liters (26.4 gal) 

Engine oil    12 Liters (3.17 gal) 

Gearbox oil   3,5 Liters (0.92 gal ) 

Front differential oil    1  Liter  (0.26 gal) 

Rear differential oil    2,5 Liters (0.66 gal) 

Cooling circuit     15 Liters (3.96 gal) 

Consumption (according with DIR 1999/100/CE) 

E-Gear / Manual                                                                                              CO2 Emission 

                                                                                                                                 [g/km]                                                                   

City 32   L/100km            

Highway 13.7 L/100                 

Combined 20.6 L/100               480 

Consumption USA (according with US EPA guidelines)  

Manual  

City cycle 8 mpg 

Highway cycle 13 mpg 

Combined 10 mpg 

Consumption USA (according with US EPA guidelines)  

E-Gear  

City cycle 9 mpg 

Highway cycle 14 mpg 

Combined 11 mpg
  • Marco

    Hmmm.. i still prefer Reventon… :)