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King of the Jungle
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I can't wait to see what that new corvette is going to do to this
Allow more middle aged men to save $$$ on their car and spend the surplus on Viagra?

Please, Lambos and Corvettes, although both serve excellent purposes, are in two completely separate markets.

"I can't wait to see what an Ariel Atom would do to this" etc. Pointless.
 

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Who's the Master?!
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WorldCarFans.com said:
With the Gallardo Superleggera (superlight) just out on the market, Lamborghini is developing a Superleggera version of the Murcielago as well. Racing its quick laps at the Nürburgring, the lovely sound of the V12 can be heard all over the village of Nürburg.

The weight reduction comes from swapping out a number of components with carbon fiber bits, like the door panels, engine cover, wing, mirrors and the central tunnel covering. Lamborghini is expecting to loose about 100-150 kg with this operation giving the Superleggera a weight of 1500-1550 kg instead of the 1665 kg of the LP640.

Whether the gigantic wing in the back will be an option like on the Gallardo, or whether it will be standard is uncertain. But with power likely to be reaching 700 bhp and with the lighter body it can be expected that the Superleggera will reach a top speed of 350 km/h in which case it could use as much help as possible to keep it on the track.

We hope to see the Murcielago Superleggera on the motor show in Frankfurt this September.
That is so damn cool, seriously. Lamborghini just keeps giving me more and more reasons why it should remain my favorite car manufacturer.

I'll tell you what though. I think that this is good for Lamborghini, simply because a lot of people (namely those who haven't driven any) think they have gone soft, with the 2-ton Murcielago and Murci Roadster. The LP640 was the first step in trying to reclaim their position as the baddest supercar in all of the world (and not just the sexiest). The Superleggera models will really show people that Lambo is capable of producing raw, capable, high-performing and lightweight race cars for the street.

Of course, this is all my opinion, and with that, I think they should make a return to the RWD setup for the next generation supercar. Either way, I'll be a huuuuuuuuge Lambo fan for the rest of my life.
 

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Wobbiest: Three Laws Safe
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Just think how badass the redesign will be....

The LP640 was just a revised Murci, the next model supposedly will be influenced heavily by Audi and FAST. Ocelot, I dont think they will go straight RWD for the new model though. Audi has invested way too much money and time into their AWD systems and Lambo is a perfect test bed for new tech. I would like to see Lambo make a bit more nimble of a car though so a RWD specialty car ( like a GT-R) would be nice.
 
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