2008 Lamborghini Murcielago

  • 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      13
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      631/487
    • ENGINE
      6.5L V12
    • MSRP
      $333,000
  • 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster
    • MAX MPG
      13
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      631/487
    • ENGINE
      6.5L V12
    • MSRP
      $365,800
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2008 Lamborghini Murcielago Review

The absolute best of Italian design and engineering.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

It’s no big surprise that Lamborghini offered such an impressive exotic car like the Murcielago to the masses in 2008. The big appeal for this car comes in when speaking of speed, performance, and handling. These cars are equipped with an enormous V-12 motor capable of 632 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque. Test drives indicate the Murcielago from the 2008 model year will reach speeds of 211 mph. It doesn’t take this beauty long to get there either. This model can achieve 60 mph in roughly 3.4 seconds. This certainly isn’t the family sedan.

On the inside, the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago offers plenty of luxury as well. These cars have been designed to keep the comfort of the driver and passenger in mind. Many consumers are impressed with the high-quality leather and wood that has found its way into the cabin. While not as flashy as the exterior, the cabin space is more than worth the price of admission. Overall, this car is ideal for someone with a deep enough pocket to own it and has a passion for one of the finest cars in the world.

The Range

Body Styles: two-seat coupe, convertible roadster
Engines: 6.5-liter V-12
Transmissions: six-speed manual with gated metal shifter standard, paddle shifted automated clutch manual optional
Models: Lamborghini Murcielago coupe, Lamborghini Murcielago convertible

What's New

For the 2008 model year, there were no significant changes made to the Murcielago.

Exterior

Low setting and dynamic in design, this car screams to be noticed even before it shows off its abilities on the open road. Sleek, streamlined, and with plenty of jaw dropping accents, the Murcielago looks like every car lover’s dream. The sloped roof adds to the car’s aerodynamic abilities, and there is no disputing that in form, roadster or convertible, this vehicle will gain plenty of attention.

Interior

The interior of the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago isn’t as obvious as the exterior of the car, though there is still plenty of luxury to go around. Like most of Lamborghini’s other models, there is ample use of leather and other soft materials inside the cabin. Fortunately, the seats are comfortable unlike several of the other exotic car models. Drivers and passengers can sit comfortably with minimal fuss. Naturally, the gauges and controls for the Murcielago are all within easy reach.

Performance & Handling

With a V-12 engine capable of 632 hp, the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago offers an amazing driving experience. However, this isn’t the car wanted for tight quarters. Parking lots, heavy traffic, and regular street driving isn’t where this car thrives. With its wide front end, it can feel more like driving a tank in these situations.

Safety

While the 2008 Lamborghini does feature some safety features, it strangely enough doesn't come with any airbags. Instead the company chose to rely on all-wheel drive and traction control to help the driver keep the car between the lines. Added to these features are ventilated anti-lock brakes with six piston brake calipers in place. Carbon ceramic brakes are options for either body style. On the roadster, Lamborghini has added rollover bars that deploy automatically in crash circumstances.

EPA Fuel Economy

Lamborghini Murcielago: 9/14 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Incredible, eye catching styling
  • Intense acceleration
  • Impressive handling
  • Luxury cabin features

You Won't Like

  • Roadster’s convertible top is temperamental
  • Compromised visibility
  • Doesn’t do well in tight areas

Sum Up

The absolute best of Italian design and engineering.

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