If Geneva is a club full of mad scientists, Lamborghini seems to once again be just that little bit madder. Call them “overachievers in utter madness,” or at least, call whatever award they’ll win for this by that name. Any way you call it, there’s no denying that’s precisely what the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce actually is.
You know, in case the 640 just wasn’t enough for you. More and a gallery after the jump.
Just look at the new engine cover! On a relatively un-showy Lambo (which is kind of like saying “un-silly-looking clown shoes”, isn’t it?), this is easily the showiest piece, but what’s it showing off? The part everyone should be afraid of. It’s the same 6.5L V12 engine as in the 640, only tweaked and tuned within an inch of its life so that it now makes (surprise) 670hp and boasts a staggering 487 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, it’s 220 lbs lighter than its more common sibling. 0-100kph is now achieved in a mere 3.2 seconds.
The interior is, of course, done up fully in Alcantara, with stitch accents to match the colour and feel of the exterior of the car. It’s not flashy—by Lambo standards, anyway. I do appreciate the stitching details down the middle of the seat that follow onto the floor, which seem to suggest “plant a cheek firmly each side of this line, do the same with your feet, hang on, and shut up.” Subtly and classily, of course. And the honeycomb-like portals on the engine cover, which suggest this particular Bull will indeed go like it’s been stung by a hive of angry bees, even while it’s standing still.
The all-wheel drive and Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires of course mean it’s utterly perfect for Canadian winter driving, incidentally.
The full specs can be found at Lamborghini.com.