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autoviva2010-11-08 13:20:19

Lamborghini celebrates the end of production of Murciélago

Lamborghini celebrates the end of production of Murciélago

Although the last Murciélago has already left the production line on May 11, 2010, Lamborghini decided to celebrate the “end of production” last week. With 4099 units having been produced the Lamborghini Murciélago is one of the most successful super sports car of all time.

To celebrate the occasion Lamborghini organized a special exhibition of the most iconic V12 cars of Lamborghini’s history, which was followed by a parade in Sant’Agata Bolognese.

The gather of some of the most iconic Lamborghinis included the 350 GT, the Miura, the Countach and the Diablo, which were escorted by a Murciélago SV of the Lamborghini Museum.

“For almost a decade, the Murciélago was the icon of the Lamborghini brand, and it was enormously successful in the process,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.

“The Murciélago 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 Murciélago – with the most innovative technology and, once again, truly stunning design.”

The launch of the Lamborghini Murciélago in 2001 marked a new era for the raging bull brand thanks to the use of state-of-the-art technology and outstanding product quality, but also its new, timelessly modern design philosophy.

The extreme design of the Murciélago was always accompanied by phenomenal performance, razor-sharp handling and outstanding high-speed stability.

Throughout its nine years of production Lamborghini didn’t stop enhancing its Murciélago. In fact just this year the Italian brand launched the Murciélago LP 670-4 Superveloce, which marked an impressive finale to the story of this super sports car, thanks to its outstanding performance and weight reduction.

It was with the Murciélago that Lamborghini showed its increasing expertise in lightweight engineering and in working with high-tech carbon-fiber composite materials. Since the beginning its structure was a mix of extremely stiff carbon-fiber components attached to a steel frame.

The last Murciélago produced in May was an LP 670-4 Superveloce with “Arancio Atlas” paintwork and headed to Switzerland.

After nine years of production and 4099 units, the Lamborghini Murciélago says goodbye. But although many fans are now mourning, the successor of this super sports car is already predicted for next year.

Murcielago LP670-4 SVMurcielago LP670-4 SV
V 12 ( 60.0º vee)
396 cu in
Top Speed
213 mph
6, Automatic with overdrive
Maximum power
670 hp @ 8000 rpm
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel consumption (combined)
11.42 US MPG
$ 702.206
* based on Portugal prices
annual ownership cost
$ 4.326




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