Are you feeling the need for speed? Well how does going from 0 to 60 in about 3.4 seconds sound all with the top down and the wind blowing through your hair? Well this is exactly what you can expect from the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster LP640.
The Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster was first released in the 2005 model, but the latest version the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster is the one that we are concerned about. This enhanced version was first released in the 2007 model. It almost looks pretty much like the coupe version of the Murcielago except for the addition of cooling vents behind the air intakes, and a retractable canvas roof. Inside the interior has been changed slightly from the standard coupe interior, and the body structure has been reinforced to compensate for the lack of a solid roof panel.
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster exterior also features the usual scissor doors, a rear spoiler that can be raised to an angle of 70 degrees, side air scoops that automatically open at speed, folding side mirrors for increased aerodynamics, and electronic Launch Control.
Tucked under the hood of the mid engine Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster you will find a 631 horsepower 487 pound-feet of torque 6.5-liter V12 that greatly improves the performance of the original Murcielago Roadster. All of this horsepower being turned out by the 6.5 liter V12 is harnessed by either a six-speed manual or six-speed automated manual transmission connecting it to the road with standard all-wheel-drive.
The LP640 Roadster does not really have many direct competitors in the roadster category. The Mercedes-Benz SLR Roadster might be considered a competitor, but it costs nearly $150,000 more. Ferrari unfortunately doesn’t sell any roadsters at all with any where near the kind of power that the LP640 produces, and Aston Martin’s DB9 Volante also has considerably less horsepower, actually almost 200 less horsepower. This places the LP640 Roadster pretty much in a class of it’s own.