2008 Murcielago Much Lighter

Sunday, November 11, 2007 | Labels: | |

Lamborghini will unveil a new monstrous, lightweight, rear-drive rocketship supercar late next year. Powered by a V12 engine the new monster will have even more power than the 650 hp Reventon.

The new model will be dubbed "SV", the new two-wheel drive Murcielago will be 100kg lighter than the LP640. It will loose the front differential and driveshafts saving more than 40kg.

The latter will become carbonfibre central; the inner door skins, the seat shells and the centre tunnel are all expected to be made from the stuff. The Murcielago SV will receive all-new forged and machined alloy rims, which will save at least 6kg per corner themselves

It will be powered by a 6.5-litre V12 engine that will develop around 680bhp and 516 lbs-ft peak of torque. It will come as standard with the E-Gear transmission.

Source: TopSpeed