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2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV
Lot No.: 916
Registration: Not Specified
Chassis Number: ZHWBE81H5ALA04021
Engine Number: L53804008
Number of cylinders: 12
Year of Manufacture: 2010
Sold for (£): 249,750
"The Murciélago embodies the pure, unadulterated values of our brand. It is truly extreme, uncompromising and unmistakably Italian." - the words of Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, in a speech in 2010 outlining the company's future plans and celebrating the end of production of the Murciélago.
The car may have been 'unmistakably Italian' but its name is unmistakably Spanish (Castillian for Bat), and is a continuation of Lamborghini's tradition of naming its cars after legendary figures from the world of bullfighting, 'Murciélago' being the name of a particularly brave animal, who, in 1879, refused to succumb during a long and bloody encounter and displayed such spirit and passion that his life was spared.
Introduced in 2001, and in production through a couple of variants until 2010, the Murciélago is an all-wheel drive, mid-engined, supercar that sits less than four feet tall and sports dramatic 'scissor doors'. The power output of the early cars was around 570bhp, delivered through a six-speed manual gearbox with an integral differential driving the rear wheels and a viscous coupling centre differential providing power to the front. The very low-drag bodywork is constructed from carbon fibre, steel and aluminium and the suspension is conventional independent double wishbone.
The ultimate development of the Murciélago appeared at the 2009 Geneva Show in the form of the LP 670-4 Super Veloce and was the spiritual successor to the raw and outrageous Diablo SV of 1995. Considerably lighter (200lb.) than its predecessor and with 663bhp available at 8,000 rpm, the 670 redefines the 'super' in supercar with performance quite a long way the other side of impressive. 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and 0-120 in 7.4 with 15" carbon-ceramic discs and pin-sharp steering result in one very focussed motor car. The original production plan of the ultimate Murciélago was limited to 350 cars however, only 186 LP 670-4s were produced before the factory had to make room for the new Aventador production line making these cars very rare.
This right-hand drive SV example has covered 14,000 kms from new and was originally delivered to Singapore. Last year the car was imported to the UK from there, the VAT was paid, and it was then put through an IVA test in order to be UK registered. Following that, Lamborghini Birmingham helped the vendor through the registration process and have prepared all the paperwork needed to UK register the car. We are informed that all that needs to be done in order to register the car is to simply fill out the new owner details and send them off to the DVLA. Whilst at Lamborghini Birmingham getting the registration documents sorted, they also serviced the car in August of last year and there are documents in the history file supporting this. There are also invoices present from Eurosports Auto Pte Ltd in Singapore from the period between 2010 and 2015.
Finished in the striking combination of Arancio Leonis with an Alcantara interior, this car has a high specification including: 18inch split five spoke black painted alloy wheels, carbon ceramic front and rear brakes, orange brake calipers, Alcantara Nero Perseus interior, three spoke Alcantara steering wheel, contrast stitching, carbon fibre veneer, rear view camera, iPod interface with USB, Bluetooth system, Kenwood Stereo, sports seats, carbon fibre door inserts, carbon fibre 'Murcielago' engraved treadplates.
If you are in the market for the best Murciélago you can find, then you really need to consider this exceptional vehicle, especially at this very competitive guide price.