One of the newer super fast cars from Lamborghini is the LP640 roadster. I added a cool Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Video at the bottom. This one time tractor and farm equipment manufacturer is on a big push to develop new hot car models using the latest automotive technology to increase its presence in the world wide super car markets.
The LP640 leads the way with an attractive roadster design that was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2006. This super fast cars legacy was created from the Murcielago platform.
This hot car models engine is mounted backwards, with the transmission at the very back of the car. There were also a few minor external changes to the Murcielago platform.
The front and rear bumpers have been restyled to channel air more efficiently. The new exhaust has been better incorporated into the rear diffuser to maximize down force. This provides better high-speed handling and an overall feel of a car that is well planted to the road surface
The engine that provides the motivation for this super-car is Lamborghini’s 6.5 Liter V12 that produces 640 HP at 8000 rpm and 487 pound feet of torque at 6000 rpm’s. It's reported that ninety percent of this V12 engine has been improved. Including the cylinder heads, intake system, crankshaft, camshafts and exhaust just to name a few hard parts.
As automotive super car designers go Lamborghini finds the most talented people in the industry. There Legendary name helps with this recruitment process.
So not only has the hardware been upgraded but also the software that controls it. The next generation Engine management system goes even further with improvements to extract the most from the engine upgrades.
The latest reliable technology is used to squeeze the most torque and horsepower from the already potent V12 power plant. For example they added a continuously variable timing system on both the intake and exhaust valves coupled with a drive-by-wire system that softens the initial throttle lag creating smoother operation through out the RPM range.
Like many hot car models the shifter is a paddle type shifter mounted on an odd looking steering wheel. The all wheel drive transmission has been modified and over engineered to withstand the power to the pavement.
This includes the gearbox, drive shafts or propeller shafts, and rear differential, this is said to improve the total torque output of the super car. There is also a lot of talk about the improved E-Gear software that helps control the drive train. But I have read conflicting reports about the software’s specs and performance ratings.
The drive train features traction control reducing wheel spin to improve both quarter mile times along with 0-60 performance. The super fast cars suspension now has the world famous Bilstein suspension parts with a new setup to improve the LP640's handling and red hot performance.
The hot cars model performance is impressive from any point of view. The vehicle is for sure in the 200mph club but I have read reports on the vehicles top speed to be from a high of 212 mph down to a maximum of 205 mph. So I am not sure whom to believe but any way it’s very fast.
The 0-60 time was reported at 3.3 seconds and most of the super car magazines agreed with this spec. I could not find any specs on the quarter mile time but vehicle’s with similar set up’s are in the 11-12 second range. The braking system has 2 options but lets talk about the performance braking option.
The system has been described as like running into a wall during hard braking. The dual hydraulic circuit brake system equipped with a vacuum brake booster and independent 4 wheel ABS controls the ceramic carbon fiber braking system featuring six-piston brake calipers.
This brings the super fast
car to a screeching halt and provides tremendous braking with little
fade for road course enthusiasts. The large open wheels coupled with
brake cooling air flow design keeps the brake performance at its very
best under even the most extreme conditions.
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