Rare 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago SV up for Sale
Speed, lightness, and rarityby Jonathan Lopez, on
Super Veloce Racing (SVR), a racing car and supercar specialist based out of the U.K., is putting this extremely yellow Murcielago SV Coupe up for sale. Not only is it striking to look at and mind-bending to drive, but this particular example is also quite rare, bearing chassis number 022 of a total 186 Murcielago SV models constructed. It’s also one of only 28 built in the right-hand drive configuration. According to SVR’s website, pricing is set at 325,500 pounds, or $434,310 at current exchange rates (09/12/2016). SVR is accepting applications for purchase now.
First things first – the Murcielago LP 670-4 is powered by a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine producing roughly 670 horsepower – 30 ponies more than the base Murcielago. Torque is rated at 487 pound-feet. Cog swaps are handled by a six-speed automatic transmission, while a high-performance AWD system makes traction. Properly motivated, this Raging Bull can hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph.
And of course, being an SV, this thing is studded with aerodynamic enhancements from nose to tail. There’s a new fascia, bigger intakes, and tons of vents. This particular example was fitted with the carbon fiber Aeropack Wing, which takes a few mph off the top speed, but also adds lots of extra downforce.
It’s also got carbon brakes, a carbon fiber diffuser, glossy black alloy wheels, a carbon fiber engine cover, yellow brakes calipers, and black SV graphics laid over a Giallo yellow paint job. Inside, there’s carbon fiber trim, black Alcantara upholstery, and yellow contrast stitching.
There are 15,646 miles on the odometer, and all vehicle maintenance was performed at official Lamborghini Service Centers.
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Why it Matters
When it was first released, the Murcielago SV was fastest model Lamborghini had ever released, paring low weight and high output to make something even more potent on the track. It was the third Lambo to ever receive the SV designation, following the Miura and Diablo.
The Italian automaker originally planned on building around 350 of these things, but ended up making just 186 after the model was canned in preparation for the Aventador. Combined with relatively low mileage, the optional Aeropack Wing, and the extremely rare right-hand drive cabin, this thing certainly looks quite enticing.
And when it comes to selling Raging Bulls, Super Veloce Racing seems to know its stuff. Not only does SVR sell supercars and race cars, it also services them, and it’s run by folks like Lee Cunningham, an ex-Lamborghini Works Driver, and Alan Robb, an ex-Lamborghini Aftersales Manager.
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