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The styling of the Murciélago could be seen as an
evolution of the Diablo 6.0 model, but it is clearly visible that this car had a
very clean design with a highly professional look.
The design featured very angular lines, especially at the
front, combined with magnificent curves with various air intakes and outlets to
cool the massive brakes and a fabulous new V12 engine. The new engine was
designed with power output now up to 600 bhp. One unique feature to the car is
that when conditions require it, the rear air intakes actually open up about 20
degrees to allow more air into the engine compartment, the intake surface is
increased by no less than 80 percent. Most of the time the intakes will only be
raised when the car is at rest or driving slowly because at speed the intakes
are sufficient in their lowered position. The positioning is fully automatic,
although a dashboard mounted button can also raise them. The intakes would
automatically open when the engine temperature rose above normal operating
levels or when the outside temperature was above 32C, also once the speed of the
car reaches 125 mph where air intake is not a problem they close.
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