With this Swiss-bound Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce in Arancio Atlas color, number 4,099, the production of one of the most successful supersport cars of all time comes to an end. This is the last Murcielago to roll off the production lines of the Sant’Agata-based factory, making way for its replacement. The Murcielago is by far the most-produced Lamborghini twelve-cylinder of all time.
This car will definitely be always remembered as one of the greatest hyper cars of all time, becasue of its perfect recipe. It looked right, went right and lived right. The car has so much character, I mean after 10 years any car can loose its charisma, but with every new version, the mighty Murci just got better and better, and now it’s leaving proudly at the top.
So Lamborghini has a tough job coming up with a good replacement, to continue the success of the Murcielago.
The „end of production“ of the Murcielago was celebrated in the factory on November 5, 2010, with a special exhibition of the most iconic V12 cars of Lamborghini’s history, followed by a parade in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Supersportcars like the 350 GT, the Miura, the Countach and the Diablo escorted a Murcielago SV of the Lamborghini Museum during a symbolic “last ride” out of the gate of the Lamborghini factory.
“For almost a decade, the Murcielago 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 Murcielago 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 Murcielago – with the most innovative technology and, once again, truly stunning design.”
The Lamborghini Murcielago is a super sports car of menacing character and brutal power. And at its presentation in 2001, it opened a new chapter for the Lamborghini brand – with state-of-the-art technology and outstanding product quality, but most especially, with a new, timelessly modern design philosophy. To this day, the purist form of the Murcielago still exudes enormous sensuality. Broad and low, with a cockpit set well forward and a long, taut back – the interplay of its calm underlying form and razor sharp edges is unique, as are its vertically opening “scissor” doors.
4,099 units of the Lamborghini Murcielago were built between 2001 and 2010 in Sant’Agata Bolognese – an impressive number, and not only in comparison to its predecessors the Miura, Countach and Diablo. Bearing the special production number, the final one to be produced is, of course, an LP 670-4 Superveloce, sporting a large rear wing and “Arancio Atlas” paintwork. The final car has been delivered to a customer in Switzerland. Even though many sports car fans around the world are sure to mourn the passing of the Murcielago, Lamborghini is ready to start the next all-new chapter in the story of the super sports car in 2011 with its successor – welcoming the arrival of a new automotive legend…