2010 Lamborghini Murcielago
The 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago ranks 1 out of 7 Exotic Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 8 published reviews and test drives of the Lamborghini Murcielago, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
The 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is every sports car enthusiast’s dream. Other super cars may offer more comfortable accommodations, but few -- if any -- can rival its performance abilities.
The Murcielago is named for a legendary nineteenth-century Spanish bull that withstood an unprecedented 24 thrusts of a matador's sword. True to its namesake, the Murcielago combines a muscular and aggressive design with knock-'em-dead performance capabilities.
Combining a 631-horsepower V12 engine with supercar handling, the Murcielago is a force to be reckoned with. While most sports cars struggle to break into the low four-second range, the Murcielago blasts from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4. Plus it maxes out at 211 mph.
Multiply those figures by a wildly aggressive exterior design and first-rate interior craftsmanship, and it’s easy to see why reviewers find whatever faults the Murcielago has to be negligible. Car and Driver writes: "From mind-bending speed and the guttural shriek of the V-12 to the low-slung, sharply creased sheetmetal and the butt-on-the-ground seating position, the Murcie is the archetypal Italian exotic. It always draws a crowd, and it has the performance to warrant the attention."
If you're in the market for an exotic supercar, also check out the Ferrari F430. It’s not as powerful or quick as the Murcielago, but its Formula 1 inspired race technology makes it hard to ignore -- especially the high-powered Scuderia trim. It also features a classier low-profile exterior design and costs thousands less.
Shoppers seeking power and dynamic performance capabilities, but unable to break the 200 to 300 thousand dollar price range should opt for the 485-horsepower Nissan GT-R instead. It can hit a top speed of 193 mph and blast from 0 to 60 mph in the low three-second range -- not bad for a car with a sticker price under $80,000.
The 2010 Murcielago is available in two body styles, coupe and roadster.
- "Snake-belly low and reverse-cowgirl sexy, this car ... is the most heinously irresponsible, developmentally arrested, awesomely cool sports car the world has ever known. This $405,000 hypercar is, in short, a great big booger flicked in the face of respectability." -- Los Angeles Times
- "One look at this 50 Cent video on wheels, one taste of its seismic performance, and you'll know why the Murcilago LP640 is cross-referenced in the dictionary under 'centrifuge,' 'exhibitionism,' and 'lust.'" -- Motor Trend
- "For some, it's a da Vinci painting, for others, a Stradivarius violin. Those who like their Italian art to 'move' them even more should find the Murcielago LP640 simply 'fantastico.'" -- Edmunds
Murcielago Performance - 9.2 (Excellent)
The Murcielago LP640 is more than a car; it’s a loud, scary and powerful monster. "Like the Countach and Diablo that preceded it, the Lamborghini Murcielago is a car built around its monstrous engine, a mid-mounted 6.2-liter 4-cam V-12 wrecking ball that gulps air and fuel and generates equal parts thrust, music and awe," writes
Road and Track. Plus, it’ll blast from 0 to 60 mph faster than you can read this line. Read More
Murcielago Exterior - 9.5 (Excellent)
Critics contend that the 2010 Murcielago doesn’t just garner attention, it stops traffic. "Only those happy to suck up the constant attention and public palaver that inevitably accrue to a Lamborghini driver should even consider one," warns
Car and Driver. "You know who you are." The Murcielago is available as a coupe and convertible. Read More
Murcielago Interior - 8.0 (Very Good)
Reviewers complain that the Murcielago’s scissor doors make it difficult to enter and exit its cabin. However, once inside, they admire its solid craftsmanship and highly-customizable look and feel.
Forbes explains, "All Lamborghinis can be customized with carbon-fiber trim as well as other special materials and finishes in the cockpit." Still, don’t expect much in the way of comfort and cargo room. Read More
Murcielago Safety - NA
The 2010 Murcielago hasn’t been crash tested, but comes equipped with loads of standard safety equipment -- including traction control and a four-wheel drive system. Reviewers, however, complain of hampered rearward visibility. Read More