For the über-rich, second-best is never good enough. Lamborghini knows that and has therefore launched a more extreme — and pricier — version of its already expensive Murciélago LP640, realizing there will always be enough wealthy punters to buy them.
Lambo has screwed 10 more horses out of the 6.5-litre V12, splashed on some orange body bits and given it a new name: The LP650-4 Roadster.
Only 50 will be made and bought by those who think the standard Murcie isn’t fast or striking enough.
Even though it’s essentially the same car, thanks to 660Nm of torque, the 0-100kph run is now dispatched in 3.4 seconds, 0.4-seconds faster than the standard LP640 — a massive performance improvement, apparently.
The top speed is now about 330kph.
The special edition model will boast a ‘Grigio Telesto’ exterior — that’s grey-and-orange paintjob in plain speak.
There’s a smattering of LP 650-4 logos, in recognition of the car’s increased power. And in keeping with the Tang colour scheme, it also gets orange brake callipers and a cabin lavished with striking orange trim.
The roof is still canvas and requires a degree in quantum physics to build (it’s manual). Moreover, with the roof in place, the top-speed is still limited to a weedy 175kph — any faster and it’ll just blow away.
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