Lamborghini announced today that the production of the Murcielago, one of its most stunning and successful super sports cars of all time, has come to an end. The last Murcielago, a LP 670-4 Superveloce wearing Arancio Atlas paintwork left the production line in May, and headed to a Swiss customer.
In order to mark the end of production, Lamborghini celebrated the Murcielago model in the factory on November 5, 2010, with a special exhibition of the most iconic V12 cars of Lamborghini’s history.
The Italian manufacturer brought cars such as the GT, the Miura, the Countach and the Diablo during a symbolic “last ride” out of the gate of the Lamborghini factory. For those who don’t know, the Murcielago was introduced nine years ago, in 2001, when it opened a new new chapter for the Lamborghini brand.
The first generation was powered by a V12 with 6.2 liters of displacement and 580 hp, but when the second-generation Murcielago LP640 was introduced, this carries a bigger 6.5-liter engine and 640 hp.
This year, the Italian manufacturer introduced the Murcielago LP 670-4 Superveloce, a model delivering 670 hp and with 100 kilograms lighter than the previous model. The Murcielago LP 670-4 Superveloce achieves 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 342 km/h or 212 mph.
Between the years 2001 and 2010, it was estimated that around 4,099 Lamborghini Murciélago units were manufactured in Sant'Agata Bolognese. This is considered as a good figure even when compared to previous models like the Countach, Diablo, and even the Miura.
It bore a special production number with the final one being the LP 670-4 Superveloce which will have a large rear wing and include the "Arancio Atlas" paintwork. The final car was delivered to a customer located in Switzerland.
While many sports car fans will likely be saddened by having no more Murciélago, the brand appeared ready to start a new chapter of its super sports car story in 2011. This successor is expected to welcome the arrival of what could be a new legend in the automotive industry.