The Last Murcielago Has Left the Factory

The Lamborghini Murcielago will always be remembered as a landmark car for the Italian maker. For the first time, a Lamborghini was exciting and safe, bold but understated, scary but somehow not too much. Its last incarnation came in the form of the LP 670-4 Superveloce, a snarling 6.5L V12 powered thoroughbred that is also the fastest production car ever made by the Italians.

Thus, we find it fitting that this swan-song model be the last Murcielago to leave the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory. The car, proudly sporting the production number of 4,099, is destined to a Swiss customer.

The Murcielago LP 670-4 Superveloce had a total output of 670 hp and benefited from a reduction of 100 kilograms (220 lbs). Its razor-sharp lines, “Arancio Atlas” paintwork and loud exhaust made heads turn wherever it went. It could catapult you to 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds and into a world of G-force and driving pleasure.

4,099 Lamborghini Murcielagos were made between 2001 and 2010, making it one of the most successful supercars ever built. Not resting on their laurels, the Italians are planning to launch a successor, the Jota, that is expected to produce 700 hp.

The Murcielago embodies the pure, unadulterated values of our brand. It is truly extreme, uncompromising and unmistakably Italian. This already makes it one of the legends of the sports car world. But the Lamborghini story continues. In 2011, we will take a huge step into the future with the successor to the Murcielago – with the most innovative technology and, once again, truly stunning design,’ said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, at the commemorative event.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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