The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 is a mid-engined supercar produced by Lamborghini between 2006 and 2010. It is an updated version of the Lamborghini Murciélago.
- Text originally from the Lamborghini Murcielago's Wikipedia page.
Lamborghini unveiled the Murciélago LP 640 at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. The new title incorporated the car's name, along with an alphanumeric designation which indicates the engine's orientation (Longitudinale Posteriore), along with the updated power output of 631 hp (640 PS; 471 kW) and 487 ft·lb (660 N·m), which the V12 engine produces due to its higher displacement of 6.5 L (6,496 cc; 396.4 cu in). Updated from the original naming convention first used by the Lamborghini Countach LP 400, this updated naming convention would be used for the vast majority of Lamborghini's cars going forward, with the 2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 being the last one to use such.
The exterior received a noticeable facelift, featuring revised front and rear fascias, and asymmetrical side air intakes, with the left side intake feeding an oil cooler. A new single outlet exhaust system incorporated into the rear diffuser, modified suspension system, revised programming and upgraded clutch for the 6-speed "e-Gear" automated sequential transmission with launch control rounded out the performance modifications. Interior seating was also re-configured in order to provide greater headroom, and a new stereo system formed part of the updated dashboard.
Named as the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 (with no space between "LP" and "640"), it was added in the Holiday Update as a high-end Class B car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1389
- MAX rank: 1584 (+195)
- This was changed to 1572 (+?) in the 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to 1532 (+168) in the 2019 Halloween Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1699 (+115)
- This was changed to 1691 (+119) in the 2019 Spring Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +40
- This was changed to +54 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to +50 in the 2019 Halloween Update.
- Upgrade rank percentages: 20/45/10/25
- Nitro Efficiency: 9/12.5/16
The Murciélago LP 640 has an underwhelming real total speed of 287.1 mph/462.2 km/h for its rank, and its acceleration is rather underwhelming too, reaching that speed in 3.96 seconds. The Murciélago LP 640 also features a mediocre nitro efficiency of 9/12.5/16 as well as a wide drifting radius. This car requires micro-drifting or drift punching to take sharp turns and hairpin turns featured in tracks such as Azure Coast and Transylvania.
In overall performance, the Murciélago LP 640 is much closer to the Zenvo ST1, McLaren 650S GT3, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, and SCG 003S. It is currently the fastest Lamborghini car in Class B, beating the Lamborghini Estoque.
With its performance shortcomings, a small stock-to-MAX+PRO rank difference and its difficult Championship event, the Murciélago is unsuitable for Multiplayer.
Price & Availability
The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 was previously obtainable only from its Championship event before it could purchased for 1,900,000 from the 2020 Halloween Update onwards. It was previously available for purchase at 11,000 from January 31 to April 1, 2019. It was also available as a reward for reaching Champion League in the Summer Smash Multiplayer Season starting June 29, 2020.
The car was on sale for a limited-time during the following dates:
- March 20 - 30, 2020: 8,000
- April 22 - 26, 2020: 8,000
- November 11 - 14, 2020: 4,750 (50% off from 9,500)
- January 30 - 31, 2021: 1,550,000 (18% off)
- Main article: Championship/Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640
The Murciélago LP 640's Championship was launched on December 13, 2018. Players were given 5 days to start the event and 8 days to complete it. The event was revived on November 14, 2019, in the 2019 Halloween Update after the Hyundai i30 N's revived R&D.
Shortened just to Lamborghini LP 640, it appears as a playable vehicle and is the cover car of the game.
|Aston Martin||V8 Vantage|
|Kawasaki||Z 1000 • ZX 10R|
|Lamborghini||Gallardo Spyder • LP 640|
|Pre-2000s||Miura P400 • LM002 • Countach (LP500 S • 25th Anniversary) • Diablo (VT Roadster)|
|2000s–present||Murciélago (Standard • Roadster • LP640 • LP640 Roadster • LP670-4 SV • R-GT • Reventón)|
Gallardo (Standard • Spyder • Police - LP570-4 Spyder Performante • LP570-4 Superleggera • LP560-4 '08 • LP560-4 '13)