Lamborghini Murcielago LP640-4 at Eastern Creek
The Lamborghini Murciélago LP640-4 was revealed in 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show. The LP640-4 was an upgrade from the first model Murciélago, which was produced for five years between 2001 and 2006.
It’s the successor to the Lamborghini Diablo and was named after a fighting bull that survived 28 sword strokes back in 1879 in Cordoba, Spain. Murciélago fought with such passion and spirit that the matador chose to spare its life, a rare honor. The bull, which came from Joaquin del Val di Navarra’s farm, was later presented as a gift to Don Antonio Miura, a noted local breeder; thus began the famed Miura line of fighting bulls, and the name for one of Lamborghini’s greatest designs. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to photograph the Miura in great detail as well.
The Murciélago that I photographed below is one of my favourite Murciélago’s in the country. The Blu Scuro paint looks amazing and the sound of the V12 engine is incredible! It was a joy watching the car go around the track.
During the day a brief shower past which made some of the photos a bit more interesting. Luckily it was so short that it didn’t affect the day much.
The Murciélago is one of those cars that stands out on the street. Seeing one is always something special and still very rare among more “common” Ferrari’s, Porsches and Aston Martins. With its UFO-like appearance they are sure to turn some heads.
All photos were taken at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney in April 2012.
- Engine: – V12
- Capacity: – 6496 cc
- Torque: – 487 lb-ft at 6000 rpm
- Horsepower: – 640 bhp at 8000 rpm
- Transmission: – 6-Speed Manual
- Length: – 181.5 inches
- Width: – 81.0 inches
- Height: – 44.7 inches
- Weight: – 3671 lbs
- 0-60 mph: – 3.3 sec
- 0-100 mph: – 7.5 sec
- Top speed: – 340 kph
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