Passione Italia: The Lamborghini Murcielago
The Aventador later replaced the Murcielago and proved to be better. But the Murcielago is far cooler.
Production began in 2001 after the success of the Diablo, it was time to move on. Lamborghini needed to enter the modern era of design and performance. It would be the most powerful car of the year and would become a feature in most rap songs. And in 2008 the Murcielago would be featured in the Dark Knight film where Batman drives it. This car was an icon in its time. Since the Aventador, common love for the Murcielago faded.
This beautiful orange one is a 2003 model year. It is powered by a 6.2 L naturally aspirated V-12 with dual overhead camshafts. It produces 572 horsepower @7,500 rpm and 479 lb ft of torque @5,400 rpm. This level of performance and AWD helps propel the Murcielago from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. It even had a top speed of 207 mph. This Lamborghini may be about 18 years old, but it still has high performance figures and still goes like a bat out of hell.
In a Lamborghini you don't really expect practicality. In fact you don't even get cup holders. However you do get a front trunk with a decent amount of room. Inside I managed to fit a large bag, a tool box, a bottle of...yeah, and a briefcase. That's a lot of items to fit in a trunk of a Lamborghini. I did a review on a C8 Corvette which has two trunks and I can fit lots more things in that car. I even explained how you could fit a child in the front trunk. However in the Lamborghini you could probably fit two small children. All though I don't condone putting children in your trunk for many reasons.
To get into the interior you first have to get past the extravagant scissor doors. A feature that only appears on the V-12 Lamborghini models. Once you reach the interior and take a seat the first thing you notice is you have three pedals. And a silver stick stands tall in the middle of the interior. Yep. This Murcielago has a manual transmission. Something that will never be seen in a Lamborghini ever again. The interior is lame when you compare it to new Lamborghini models. However I like the Murcielago interior more because it is far more simple and had no silly technology that you don't need.
Now we head towards the rear where we can find the engine bay. Back here a roll bar has been added and it is carbon fiber. You can view the large intake manifold very well with silver inlets. Lamborghini lettering is written on each side of the manifold in a shining silver. You can see a small amount of the engine block. Again it has a displacement of 6.2 L and is naturally aspirated making for an orgasmic soundtrack. Turbochargers only complicate things and the engine would require more technology and intercoolers to keep all components from overheating. So natural aspiration is the perfect aspiration.
The Lamborghini Murcielago is my all time favorite, modern Lamborghini. Even though it is starting to become retro. At least this generation. Its design is sleek, but still fighter jet aggressive and has performance equal to many new cars today. Its V-12 roars to life and when you are on the edge of getting arrested or in a car accident you will never feel more alive. Thanks for reading and if you enjoyed don't forget to bump and follow.
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