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Murciélago is Lamborghini's millennial-generation flagship model that is directly related to Countach in the era of the super car boom and leads to Aventador. He succeeded Diablo and debuted in 2001.
The V12 engine is positioned vertically just behind the driver and the 6 speed gearbox is positioned indoors, making it almost half the size of the body. The concept was derived from Countach, which created a unique styling with its famous Scissor door because of its bizarre basic packaging: a large engine positioned vertically and a transmission positioned toward the cabin. Since Diablo, Murciélago has been equipped with VT (4WD) systems to reliably transmit big power to the road surface. This is also the driving system that development engineers at Countach advocated as the "ideal".
Since it's basically an evolution of Countach and Diablo packages, it's fair to say that the exterior design had to be modernized, and along with the Scissor door it has a "necessity" silhouette. The person in charge of the design was Luc Donckerwolke, who was the manager of the centrostile at the time.
The Murciélago was the first new model to be introduced under the Audi umbrella. It was originally equipped with 580HP 6.2 liter V12 natural air intake, but in 2006 a minor change was made to evolve it into an LP640 with 640HP 6.5 liter engine. By the way, Lumborghini's flagship model from Murciélago onwards is equipped with e-gear of 2-pedal AT (It is also the last 12 cylinder Lumborghini with 3 pedal manual override box.). Roadster models were also available for both the early and late models (LP 660).
Murciélago gets new subname LP640 (By the way, the numbers show the engine output, so it is wrong to call the previous model of 6.2 liter engine LP620.). The Murciélago style was originally characterized by a relatively simple design, but the later model 640 features a more aggressive detail design and an aura befitting the flagship of a bull brand.
In 2009, world-limited 350 unit LP670-4 Superveloces and world-limited 50 unit LP650-4 Roadsters. When cumulative production exceeded 4000 units in the spring of 2010, the model life ended in November of that year, which lasted about 10 years.
Total production is 4099 units.
|Jun Nishikawa's Highlights!|
Low running LP640 e gear (Used parallel import vehicles). The white body and black wheel x silver caliper were still popular in the Murciélago era, the interior is black x white stitched leather trim, carbon panel and Alcantara steering, and the overall coordination is quite a bit of "spartan". Of course, it has popular options and a glass engine hood.
This is not a rare combination of interior and exterior, but the reason why it has a different atmosphere is that it has a stylish partial wrapping of matte black on the body side and rear.
It's not too hard to find Murciélago in the market. However, there are not so many cars that look good because many of them have been easily driven because of the two-pedal mission and many of them have been greatly modified. There are even fewer cars with less distance and perfect engines.
This car is a used parallel car, but only a rear undercover (carbon) and a muffler were remodeled very modestly, and it looks almost the same as a normal.
Murciélago with its simple supercar design, is sure to attract more attention in the future. It's one of the super cars I want to get before I can find a car in good condition.
Originally written by Jun Nishikawa
Photo by Rei Hashimoto
Published on October 2019
|Year of Purchase||Oct 2012|