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2006 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Versace Edition

September 28th, Paris, France – Bringing the flair of the Milan’s Fashion Week to the Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini released a special edition of their flagship LP640. It’s the work of Versace and sports particular appointments which are only possible with this type of collaboration.

Built in a tiny series of just ten cars, the Versace LP640 is more a plug for Lamborghini in Milan and Versace in Paris than an actual attempt at a meaningful model. Upgrades are limited to interior fittings, custom luggage and styling touches.

Immediately noticeable is the monochromatic color scheme which limits the available exterior paint options to just Isis White or Aldebaran Black. The theme is continued through to the interior with high-contrast black and white seats.

Inside, most of the upholstery uses Versace’s signature Greek Fret pattern. It’s applied to numerous panels as well as the seat backs and bottoms. For the visually and fashion impaired, the Greek Fret motif can also be ordered to run along the outside of the doors near the sill.

To help motivate the wife, each Versace LP640 comes with a custom fitted luggage set built to the exacting standards that of the Couture Limited Edition name. These bags, made for both him and her, include with the serial number and owner’s names included on the label and on a palladium-finished brass insert. A pair of calfskin driving shoes and gloves are also provided.

Many options from the personalization program can be ordered, but some, like the specially-designed black Herma wheels remain exclusive to the Versace edition. As an example, the Paris show car, chassis 01/10, is fitted with Lamborghini’s new car fiber trim kit, automatic gearbox and transparent engine hood.

When launched at Paris, Lamborghini made the scene with two runway models decked out in the newest Versace threads. Surely if the Lamborghini’s trim package didn’t excite, the commotion of these risque ladies had many looking twice.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
production 10
engine 60 Degree, Aluminum Alloy, V12
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT & VIS
fuel feed Fuel Injection w/Variable Intake
displacement 6496 cc / 396.4 in³
bore 88 mm / 3.46 in
stroke 86.8 mm / 3.42 in
compression 11.0:1
power 477.3 kw / 640 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output 98.52 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 384.38 bhp per tonne
torque 660 nm / 486.8 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
body / frame Carbon Fibre Body over Tubular Steel Frame w/Steel Roof
driven wheels Permanent 4WD w/Viscous Traction
front tires Pirelli P Zero ROSSO 245/35ZR18 Pirelli P Zero Rosso
rear tires Pirelli P Zero ROSSO 335/30ZR18 Pirelli P Zero Rosso
front brakes Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/Power Assist, 8-Pot Calipers, ABS, DRP
f brake size x 380 mm / x 15.0 in
rear brakes Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/Power Assist, 4-Pot Calipers, ABS, DRP
r brake size x 355 mm / x 14.0 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18.0 x 13.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas Pressure Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas Pressure Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1665 kg / 3671 lbs
wheelbase 2665 mm / 104.9 in
front track 1635 mm / 64.4 in
rear track 1695 mm / 66.7 in
length 4610 mm / 181.5 in
width 2058 mm / 81.0 in
height 1135 mm / 44.7 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.091:1, 2.105:1, 1.565:1, 1.241:1, 1.065:1, 0.939:1, :1
final drive 2.53:1
top speed ~339.6 kph / 211 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.4 seconds