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In 2004, to celebrate Lamborghini’s 40th Anniversary, the House of the Raging Bull offered a special, limited edition series of its supercar Murcielago. It had become traditional for Sant'Agata to celebrate important anniversaries and following on from the Countach 25th Anniversary edition launched in 1988 and the Diablo SE launched in 1993, Automobili Lamborghini introduced the Murcielago 40th Anniversary Edition which was limited to 50 cars. They were only available in an exclusive Verde Artemis (jade green) colour, with a three-layer pearl effect paint and featured some significant modifications – both internal and external – compared to the series production Murcielago.
The upper door moulds, as well as the voletto or pillar surrounding the rear window where the petrol door is located, featured an optic carbon fibre coating and the bespoke, model-only, alloy wheels were finished in Anthracite Grey and sported logos accurately reproducing Lamborghini's trademark. These cars were also fitted with a newly designed exhaust system and silver-grey callipers. Last but not least, the cars had a lateral side plaque featuring the 40th Anniversary logo as well as an internal limited edition numbered plaque located inside the rear window.
The interior is also new with an asymmetrical design. The driver’s side is trimmed with Grigio Syrius (dark grey) perforated leather and the passenger's side with smooth black leather, a bit quirky we know but it works quite well in practice. The new accessories are completed with special floor mats featuring the 40th Anniversary logo and an Alpine radio with incorporated CD player.
Mechanically these cars were no different from the standard 2004 Murceliago and utilised the 571bhp naturally aspirated, V12 producing 571bhp which was fed to all four wheels.
This particular example is number two of the 50, has only covered 370km from new and looks spectacular in its gleaming coat of Verde Artemis.