One of Three Manual Lamborghini Murcielago Super Veloce Models in the US Crashed in LA

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The Lamborghini Murcielago might be out of production but it still turns heads wherever it goes, as is the case of all Lambos new and old as a matter of fact. Too bad that the drivers of these beasts are not exactly the best in the world right now and don’t know how to handle all that power.
Most of the Murcielagos sold worldwide used the 6-speed e-Gear automatic transmission as it was easier to handle the standard 640 HP of the V12 in the back through it. However, some more hardcore drivers went for the 6-speed manual that was an absolute blast to try and drive/control. Now think of the fact that the car we’re looking at here is a Super Veloce model.

In the past, the SV nameplate was also used on the Diablo or the Miura and it’s meant to tell you that this is not a regular Lambo. As a matter of fact ‘Super Veloce’ stands for ‘super fast’ in Italian and that’s what the focus is on when it comes to these limited-run cars.

In the case of the Murcielago, the LP 670-4 Super Veloce is 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than the standard car and has 670 HP and 660 Nm (490 lb-ft) of torque coming out of the 6.5-liter V12 atmospheric engine in the back. Imagine controlling that with a manual...

It seems as if it’s not easy at all as this unfortunate guy found out last night in LA. He had just bought the damn thing from a dealer two days ago and now he’s crashed one of only three manual Murcielago SVs ever imported in the US. That’s right, this is a rare bird in the North American continent.

Details are scarce at the moment, the only thing we know is that the driver hit a telephone pole with it at around 1:00 AM on the Sepulveda Boulevard. According to this deposition with the LAPD he claims that he lost control trying to avoid an animal on the road.

True or not, all we know is that when a car is quoted to reach 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and has that amount of power to do so, accidents are prone to happen. Thankfully, nobody got hurt and we’re hoping he was insured so that he can fix this beautiful ride.
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