2002 / 2006
Some twelve years after the Diablo, worn out by successive facelifts, the first Lamborghini of the Audi era, answering to the lilting name of Murciélago, has finally been unveiled. This new super sports car, the brainchild of Belgian designer Luc Donckerwolke, is strongly inspired by the lines of its predecessor, but with a sleeker design. As a result, the Murciélago’s dimensions have changed significantly, with an 11 cm increase in length and a 25 mm rise in height. Technically, the chassis and bodywork (roof and door panels) are in steel, while the rest of the car is in carbon. The slight innovation comes from the presence of two removable flaps on the rear flanks, which open occasionally to cool the engine if the need arises. Incidentally, this beast accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. Breathtaking performance for a car that, according to the Taurus brand, is intended to be more versatile on a daily basis. Intoxicating!