*Update: Lamborghini via its VW Group parent company requested the removal of the photographic material from the leaked brochure. For those of you that missed out, simply Google the words "Lamborghini Order Guide"
This has been a good week for Lamborghini fans. After we saw a lightly camouflaged prototype of the Murcielago’s successor a couple of days ago, the official dealer order guide of the upcoming Italian supercar made its way onto the internet via the Teamspeed forums.
As expected, engine specs remained unchanged, but the guide does reveal plenty of new information. First, let’s get the performance figures out of the way. Tipping the scales at 1.575 kg (3.472 lbs), the LP700-4 is a whopping 230 kg (507 lbs) lighter than a Murcielago LP640-4 coupe and has 60 more ponies. So, not surprisingly, it can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds or half a second quicker than the outgoing model. It also has a higher top speed, reaching 350 km/h (217 mph), compared to the LP640’s 340 km/h (211 mph).
Stopping power comes from 400 mm 6-caliper front and 380 mm 4-caliper rear discs. And what about the wheels? Well, the LP700-4 comes with standard 19-inch alloys up front and 20-inch sets at the back, shod in 255/35 and 335/30 tires respectively.
The automaker said before that the robotized ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) gearbox is fast, but didn’t disclose any numbers. Now we know that as well: the seven-speed ‘box needs just 50 milliseconds to change a gear, which is inconceivably fast.
At launch, buyers will be able to chose from 13 exterior paint jobs, two of which are brand new (Argos Orange and Estoque Grey), and 12 interior colors. The standard equipment list includes -among other things, that is- electronically controlled rear spoiler and side air intakes, multimedia system with 7-inch screen, navigation, xenon lights and air conditioning.
By Csaba Daradics