2007 Lamborghini Murcielago

  • 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      13
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      640/660
    • ENGINE
      6.5L V12
    • MSRP
      $311,100
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2007 Lamborghini Murcielago Review

Outrageous on many levels, but remains an exemplary thrill machine.

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Overview

The 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago once made an appearance in the movie ""Batman Begins,"" so it is literally an exotic supercar seen in the movies. The name means bat in Spanish, a very fitting label for such an awesome machine. The 640-horsepower (hp) engine is supported by adding an extension to the Murcielago name: the LP640. The Italian term ""longitudinal posterior"" refers to the position of the engine. The V-12 redesigned engine can crank out an enormous 52 more horses than previous models, and the acceleration testing is top of the line. Going from zero to 60 mph only takes the LP640 approximately 3.4 seconds, which is extremely fast, to say the least. The top speed is 211 mph, which is also difficult to beat in the segment. Many other aspects have been redesigned besides the engine of the LP640, like the upgraded interior, shifter and clutch upgrades, and the torpedo-tube-looking jumbo single tailpipe. The beautiful roadsters can be purchased in either the convertible or coupe style. No matter which trim level you choose, the Murcielago a solid choice for those wanting to spend some money and enjoy a bit of the high life.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 6.5-liter V-12
Transmissions: six-speed automated manual, six-speed manual
Models: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

What's New

The 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago features changes to the exhaust, gearbox, suspension, brakes, interior appointments, styling, and engine. A cover made of glass can even be ordered to show off the powerful V-12.

Exterior

Being an exotic supercar is easy for the 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago, thanks to the influence of its parent company, Audi. The LP640 comes in either a convertible or coupe roadster, with such features as an adjustable suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, performance tires (245/35ZR18 in front with 335/30ZR18 in the rear), xenon headlights, and a rear spoiler on the coupe. The convertible sports a cloth roof that isn’t recommended for high speeds. Additional upgrades are the glass engine cover and carbon-ceramic brakes. When driving the ""bat-mobile,"" the exterior is already eye-catching enough, but Lamborghini has added numerous optional additions for the further enhancement of the exterior. Don’t forget the trademark scissor doors that make this roadster one-of-a-kind, and the perfect choice for thrill or attention-seekers.

Interior

The 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago's astounding interior is another contribution by Audi, with lots of soft-touch and leather materials carefully placed inside the LP640. The interior standard features include leather upholstery, automatic climate control, leather interior trim, an MP3/DVD/CD stereo, and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel with telescoping functionality. When riding inside of the cockpit, the feeling is sophisticated and luxurious, as is expected with such an automobile. There are numerous additional options, like a navigation system and a carbon fiber interior trim. The comfort level is surprisingly high, but driving over 100 mph with the cloth top is not recommended. Reaching that speed takes about two shifts of the gears, so caution is advised for those traveling at high speeds.

Performance & Handling

As stated previously, the 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 has a magnificent engine that produces an enormous 632 hp with 660 lb-ft of torque. The 6.5-liter V-12 is matched with a manual six-speed gearbox, but the e-gear, paddle-shifted, automated-clutch manual can be added as an option. The roadster can send chills down anyone’s spine, reaching 60 mph in only about 3.4 seconds and with a top speed of 211 mph. The fuel economy probably isn’t something that most buyers will consider, but the LP640 gets about 13 mpg in highway travel. Even though it is a wide roadster, most drivers suggest that the excitement is more appealing than its maneuverability. The jaw-dropping speed is breathtaking, and it can get around quite well with the improved shifter and clutch.

Safety

The 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago has numerous safety features for driver protection, such as all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes with calipers, and traction control. Ceramic brakes are an option, but stability control and side airbags are not.

EPA Fuel Economy

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640: 9/14 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Powerful acceleration
  • Luxurious interior
  • Handles well going the limit
  • Exhaust and engine sounds seductive
  • Fantastic styling

You Won't Like

  • Convertible top is balky
  • Poor visibility
  • Driving is cumbersome in tight areas

Sum Up

Outrageous on many levels, but remains an exemplary thrill machine.

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