>> Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Two months after the New Year, it’s time to ask yourself, are you making good on your resolution to lose weight? The Lamborghini Murciélago is, and it is looking hotter than ever in its newest form, the LP670-4 SuperVeloce. Shedding a total of 220 pounds while adding 29 hp, this supermodel will sprint down the catwalk for the first time at the 2009 Geneva auto show.
A Modified Hide
The exterior of the SuperVeloce—SV for short—is easily distinguished from all those other Murciélagos we see running the streets. Up front, a redesigned fascia lengthens the nose on this bull and is finished by a large carbon-fiber chin spoiler painted matte black. New front fenders now incorporate air intakes located near the cowl for added cooling to the carbon-ceramic discs that sit behind unique 18-inch wheels wearing Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. SV decals can be found on the doors, and the side scoops feeding the oil cooler are also finished in matte black. Swing around to the rear and you won’t miss the new two-level diffuser and optional boy-racer “Aeropack” wing, both made from carbon fiber. Lambo claims the huge wing significantly increases downforce over the available smaller spoiler, although terminal velocity differs depending on which one you choose. The Aeropack allows for a top speed of 209 mph, while a Murcié SV with the less ostentatious wing can reach 212.