Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Car Pr0n #102

Might as well continue this theme right up until 2016, at which point I'll have to figure out another schtick...


Lamborghini Murcielago. The successor to the Diablo, which was the successor to the Countache, an '80s staple, the Murcielago debuted with a 572 horsepower 6.2L V12 engine. Ten years later, displacement would grow to 6.5L and put out 670 horsepower, on a par with the engine output of a stock car.

With a cost roughly that of a 4 bedroom home in a metropolitan suburb, this was obviously not a car aimed for the masses. Just under 4,100 units were sold over the car's 10 year span. "The bat" could move from 0-60 MPH in 3.8 seconds and had an official top speed over 200 MPH. Naturally, a model was chosen for Bruce Wayne's ride in the 2005 "Batman Begins" movie.

Ah, Lamborghini, continually proving the Robert Browning quote about a man's reach exceeding his grasp...

That is all.

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

They are a hoot to drive, according to what I've heard... Not that 'I' have ever had that pleasure... sigh

Ted said...

NFO. There are a number of companies that offer short drives for small money Look for one in your area . But yes they are fun to drive but they are much wider than they seem from the outside and all the closed versions are impossible to see much more than what's straight ahead.

But as then ....... What's sa behind me .... Not important.....


....... And just like the RED cars , Lambos are money pits.

Will said...

Another in the category of: if you have to ask, you can't afford it".