After an eleven-year hiatus in new designs, Automobili Lamborghini began producing their Murcielago flagship in 2001. Available in the US market by 2002, the mid-engined, V12 powerhouse featured aggressive, eye-catching exterior styling and staggering performance numbers for such a heavy vehicle. Originally packing a 6.2 liter V12 with 572 hp, the Murcielago in its first generation could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
In 2004, a roadster version of the Murcielago was introduced, featuring an updated engine with an increased displacement of 6.5 liters to create 640 hp. With other changes to the car, including structural reinforcement, the 0-60 mph time was lengthened to 3.7 seconds. With the 2005 model year came a minor facelift and internal changes to the coupe, such as the increase in engine size. The name was also changed to the Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640, a designation of the engine’ longitudinally-placed orientation in the car and its horsepower. This new and improved version of the supercar was produced until 2010 and could manage 0-60 in a blistering 3.4 seconds.
For the last year of the Murcielago’s production, the company upped the power output to 670 hp, stripped the car of unnecessary luxury and gave it four wheel drive for a greater edge in performance. With the extensive use of carbon fiber and lightened exhaust, Lamborghini dubbed this aggressive edition of the Murcielago the LP-670-4 SV. With a permanently placed spoiler and smattering of satin-black paint atop the glossy body, the SuperVeloce is easily identifiable next to most Murcielagos.
For those interested in purchasing a Lamborghini Murcielago, we have a wide selection for sale in a variety of trim levels in both roadster and hardtop versions. Where price is not listed, please contact the dealer or our representatives for cost.