2008 Lamborghini Murcielago

At an estimated cost ranging from $333,000 – $365,800, the 2008 Murciélago Lamborghini is distinguished by excellent performance, dynamics, and head-turning exterior. According to Lamborghini, the coupe can reach a top speed of 211 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.4 seconds.

With a fuel economy range of 8 City / 13 Hwy, the Murcielago has a 6-speed manual w/overdrive transmission and is equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 engine with a 632-hp output mounted longitudinally (north-south) behind the driver. Its superb handling is the result of electronically controlled suspension and a full-time all-wheel-drive system. The Imsa Technical Enhancement Program has resulted in a number of  improvements in aerodynamics and handling features. Drivers benefit from these enhancements as there is an improvement in driver safety and handling.

The 2008 Murciélago Lamborghini features doors that open vertically. They are often referred to as “scissor” doors. The Murciélago provides seating for two with sport bucket seats complemented by back support. Standard interior features include automatic climate control, a trip computer, a navigation system, and a Kenwood AM/FM audio system with CD player, six-disc changer and MP3 capability. Leather upholstery is also included in the interior of the car. Interior color schemes are very customizable. Positive qualities that have been reported include: Racer-style handling, Well-trimmed interior, Innovative style, and Powerful V12 engine.

Motor Trend says: “To discuss price or value quotient is irrelevant. If you have the cash and want the flash, this machine magica is worth it.”

For the wealthy buyer who can afford it, the 2008 Murciélago Lamborghini Murcielago is one of the fastest and most striking coupes on the market. It is also available as a roadster soft-top convertible.

2008 Lamborghini Gallardo

The 2008 Gallardo Lamborghini is widely viewed as one of the most stunning of the sports cars. With a MSRP of $190,600 – $228,040, the 2008 Gallardo Lamborghini is a 2-door, 2-passenger convertible sports car. According to Lamborghini, the Gallardo can reach 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (62.1 miles per hour) in 3.95 seconds

The Gallardo is equipped with a standard 5.0-liter V10 520-horsepower engine with a multi-point injection fuel system. It has a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive but a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The Gallardo has a fuel economy range of 10-mpg/city and 17-mpg/highway.

The Gallardo is an all wheel drive sports car that provides two transmission options which includes a six-speed manual transmission, and an advanced six-speed electro-hydraulically controlled ‘semi-automatic single-clutch sequential manual.’ Lamborghini refers to the advanced six-speed as  “E-gear” which allows the driver to shift much more quickly than a manual transmission.

Automobile Magazine calls the Lamborghini Gallardo “truly the stuff of extreme daily driving.” It rides smooth enough for every day use. It is also known for its easy handling and acceleration. The 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo’s eye catching exterior has been well received with Car and Driver stating that the car “turns heads almost off their necks.”  The Arizona Republic says that “showing up anywhere in a Gallardo guarantees instant celebrity status and front-row valet parking.” Market Watch says the Gallardo “will never be mistaken for anything else.” The Gallardo’s cozy interior has been referred to as comfortable and lavish.

“For those with loads of disposable income, Gallardo has to be on the sports-car shopping list,” says the Arizona Republic.