Even though things are going les than smoothly for Lamborghini at the moment (for example, they just lost their Orange County dealership), that hasn’t prevented them from moving full steam ahead with new model rollouts. In this case, we’re talking about the new, and highly anticipated Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster.
So, here are the official images of what the new Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster looks like. Lambo is doing a much better job of integrating the top, and more importantly, how the car looks top up or now with each passing roadster variant they make. The first Diablo roadster had the look of an afterthought, as if they said, “Ah, give me the saws-all, and let’s just cut the roof off right here.” Not so with the Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster.
It’s more than just an open top though. The Roadster version of the Murcielago offers an uprated 6.5 liter V12 engine that produces 650 hp and features permanent four-wheel drive, that’s where the LP 650-4 name comes from. 660 Nm of torque bellows from the mill, and basic performance figures come in at 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of around 205 mph.
Naturally Lambo isn’t going to be cranking these guys out like sausages (sadly). The Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster will be produced in a limited volume of 50 units and will come in any color you want, so long as it’s Grigio Telesto on the bodywork with a special bright orange Arancio, which is Italian for gray with orange highlights. This seems to be carrying on the Euro trend of matte, muted colors, but we have no idea where that orange deal came from. A bit garish, but hey, if you want subtlety with your Italian auto, I guess you’d go buy a Ferrari. Lambo has also seen fit to splash the LP 650-4 logo to the car’s exterior as a nod to the car’s increased power. The car also features orange brake calipers and a transparent V12-engine cover, which shows off the V12 engine behind the driver.
The interior, which big boss man Chris is particularly fond of, is pretty damn nice. It seems that being owned by Audi is having its dividends in the ergonomic department, because this interior is head and shoulders above the Lambos of old.
The interior features echo the car’s grey-and-orange exterior. In addition to splashes of garish orange hither and yon, there is an asymmetric dash design, with black Alcantara Nera on the driver’s side, including door panel and central tunnel, and black leather Nero Perseus on the passenger’s side. They also did the shifter paddle up in bright orange Arancio too.
Lambo also points out that the 10HP bump in engine power is indicative of things to come. No details, but that probably points to an increase in power across the product range.