Lamborghini used the Geneva Motor Show to unveil its new Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, a more powerful, lighter and faster development of the Murcielago.
The LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is even more powerful, lighter and faster than the Murcielago LP 640.
With the output of the 6.5 litre V12 increased to 500kW and a 100kg weight reduction, the two-seater boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kg per litre.
This catapults it 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 342km/h via an all-wheel drive system that is split 35/65 front and rear.
Distinctive design refinements ensure that each of the 350-unit limited edition cars looks distinctive.
The sportscar 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 spoilers.
The interior in Alcantara and carbon fibre provides a purist and minimalist approach.
In order to slash the weight by 100kg the SuperVeloce was extensively reworked from chassis to engine and transmission, right through to the interior.
The lift in engine power 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, while the large “Aeropack Wing” gives a top speed of 337 km/h.
Visually the SuperVeloce gets plenty of matt black paint, carbon fibre front spoiler and redesigned front end.
The large air intakes for the front brakes are more powerfully emphasized and new front mudguards have 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 engine bay.
The 12-cylinder engine is presented under a transparent engine bonnet.
The rear is dominated by a flat and extremely wide exhaust pipe and, on the underside, by a two-level diffuser system finished entirely in carbon fibre.
The rear light clusters display their signals in that distinctive Y-shape that has been a fixed element of Lamborghini design since the Murcielago LP 640, Reventon and Gallardo LP 560-4.
The panel between the lights is made from carbon fibre, 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 car’s structure uses 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 fibre, 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 rest of the outer skin is made from carbon composite material.
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.
The car is also available with a six-speed manual transmission.