A few months ago, there was a turquoise Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce that was clamped just outside the high-end mall Harrods in London. You might also recall a Koenigsegg CCXR joining the Lambo in getting clamped by local authorities for parking in a no-parking zone.
Well, that special-edition Al-Thani Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is back in the headlines, only this time, it’s in a lot worse condition from the last time we saw it with those bright yellow discs clamped on their wheels.
According to a recent report, the LP670-4 SuperVeloce was involved in a car accident with a BMW E60 M5 at Hyde Park in London. A witness who saw the crash said that the BMW lost control and hit the central reservation before bouncing off and slamming into the unfortunate Murcielago. Fortunately, no one was injured from the high-profile accident, although we’re quite certain that those two cars will merit some serious fixing with the distinct possibility that one or both may be beyond repairs at this point.
Very tough to see those vehicles, especially that special edition Lamborghini, get wasted just like that.
Let me tell you, when you foolishly decide to drive your cars way past the speed limit in Italy, this is one police car that you don’t want to be chasing you. Trust us, unless you have a rocket of a supercar in your hands, you’re not going to be able to last in a car chase.
It’s not often that we get to see a Lamborghini police car, although there are a number of them in police departments all over the world. This particular one, though, is a Gallardo LP560-4, one of two Lamborghinis that were donated to the Italian police by the supercar maker. Moreover, this is the only one left of the two as the other one suffered a pretty serious car crash about a year ago.
So as you can see, the mere sight of the car draws either pained expressions of fear if it’s chasing you down the highway or wide-eyed glee if you get a chance to see it stretch its legs in a racetrack like Monza.
Fortunately, the ever reliable Marchettino was able to capture the Lambo super police car in action at the track doing what comes naturally to it: rocketing around the pit lane and the track while being joined by its supercar brethren.
It’s finally come to an end, the last Lamborghini Murcielago has rolled off the line. The legendary supercar has been around for nearly a decade and during that time, 4,099 examples were made at the company’s Sant’ Agata, Italy Factory.
The very last model, an LP 670-4 SV, is headed to Switzerland, a country that just loves fast vehicles. At 4,099 total vehicles produced, this is by far the most popular twelve-cylinder Lamborghini of all time, which just goes to show you the turnaround that the Lambo has made in recent years.
The car launched in 2001 and it was the first time that Italian design and passion were mixed with German technology and engineering. The car was light on its feet, made from carbon fiber, and it actually drove fairly well, unlike Lamborghini models of old.
We are expecting to see a new Lamborghini arrive within the next couple years to replace the old Murcielago but until then, we can remember this beauty as one of the vehicles that turned the company’s fortunes around.
Unicate may not be a familiar tuning firm, but their tuning package for the 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago will definitely put them on the map. The "Yeniceri Edition" Murcielago was given a distinct look to pay tribute to an elite fighting troop of soldiers from the Ottoman Empire that bear the same name. Apparently the mere mention of the name would "strike fear into the hearts of anyone that heard it." Serious stuff.
The fear and panic caused by the Yeniceri has translated into a bold and menacing package for the Murcielago, complete with a matte black exterior paint job, a set of 20" "ConcavTen" wheels with a chrome outer lip and a matte black inner lip, and a new exhaust system that has increased the engine’s output by 20 HP. Wheels for the supercar have been upgraded to 10.5x20 with a full 4 inch outer lip and 285/25 ZR 20 tires on the front and a massive 13.5x21 with a 6 inch outer lip and 375/25 ZR 21 on the rear. The vehicle has also been lowered by one inch to give off an even more fierce look.
Full story as well as the press release after the jump.
JB Car Design is no stranger to turning an already beautiful supercar into something completely out of the ordinary. And the German tuners are at it again with their latest offering for the Lamborghini Murcielago, the Bat LP-640.
The performance and styling package added to this Murcielago is not something that you can take lightly; it costs €88,000, which is about $123,500, or the cost of an Audi R8. Given the stratospheric price tag, you would hope that JB Car Design has something explosive with their new tuning kit. Fortunately, they more than delivered on that end.
The package is only limited to 75 units and JB Car Design made sure that it’s going to be worth every penny the customer pays for it. Designed to resemble the Reventon, the Bat LP-640’s package comes with a new contoured front bumper that features more side air intakes. There’s also carbon fiber headlight covers, a carbon fiber front lip spoiler, new side skirts, a carbon rear diffuser, LED lights on the taillights, a set of three-piece 20” alloy wheels, a carbon fiber rear wing spoiler, and similar to the front bumper, a rear bumper with side air outlets.
Continued after the jump.
As if a Lamborghini Murcielago needed any more fine tuning, German tuning firm DMC released new goodies that will allow you to lessen the weight of the supercar. And you know what; a lighter Murcielago equates to a faster one too.
The new carbon fiber wings styling kit isn’t just an accessory to make your Murcielago more eye-catching. On its own, the car can already do that. Instead, these carbon fiber scoops - called Bat Wings - are exchanged with the OEM wings of the supercar, to help it get a reduction in weight while at the same time, accessorizing the Murcielago with sweet carbon fiber patterns.
DMC is also including a Grand Wing, an enormous carbon fiber spoiler that adds a more aggressive touch to the car.
Last, but certainly not least, is the carbon fiber engine cover, which first generation Murcielago owners might find appealing given that their cars don’t come with the glass bonnet that’s found in the later models. So, if you don’t have the glass, might as well scoop up the carbon fiber, yes?
The whole package is available at DMC where pricing is available upon request.
Defacing a perfectly beautiful supercar is a crime, even if the vandalism falls under what’s being called ‘artwork’ these days.
This Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 was given a full tuning program by Canadian-based tuning firm, SR Auto Group, with the use of Hamann aerodynamic parts, including side skirts and front lip, 20-inch Pur One Monoblock wheels, and a state-of-the-art sound system. Sounds awesome, right?
Well, it would’ve been if they didn’t deface the beautiful Lamborghini with some ill-conceived artwork. We’re all proponents of freedom of expression around here, but let’s face it, there’s noting inherently appealing about doodling and drawing what-have-you’s on a Murcielago LP640.
Some people might view this as an artistic interpretation of creativity. Unfortunately, we’re not one of those people. As far as we’re concerned,
this type of artwork should be best reserved on the back pages of a college notebook, not on a six-digit supercar like the Murcielago.
And those random puzzle pieces all over the car? Oh, dear Lord.
This may not be quite as dramatic of a reveal as the Audi R8 Dione done by SR Auto Group, but pictures of the Canadian tuner’s next project – the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Project Dakhan – seem to speak for themselves in terms of aesthetic beauty. Of course, this was a simple task considering the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is a hot car all on its own. So far, SR Auto Group has added ADV1 (model ADV.1 05) rims which seem to be the only teasing addition to the super car except for the sleek, and always pleasing, all black exterior.
Any other modifications made under the hood, or otherwise, have been sealed tight. However, the subtle changes made to the vehicle at this point were enough to pique our interest, especially since we have seen plenty of projects done by SR Auto Group that have exceeded our expectations, such as the Audi S5 Typhon and the Audi R8 V10 Project Valkyrie. Coincidentally, both of these projects also came in all black mode possibly suggesting a future trend for our Canadian friends.
We’ll keep you posted on any other details we can scrounge up for this hot little Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Project Dakhan.
We certainly hope this isn’t becoming a trend similar to the one that plagued the Ferrari 458 Italia, but there’s beginning to be an increasing number of incidents involving Lamborghini car crashes.
There was an incident involving a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster that crashed last weekend. Turn the calendar a few more days and we have another Lambo meeting the same fate. This time, the supercar is a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce that crashed after two mechanics in Germany decided to take it for a nice little joyride after having its oil changed. As is the case with reckless mechanics these days, they ended up crashing the LP670-4 SuperVeloce so bad that the two suffered some pretty serious injuries.
And if that isn’t enough, the incurring damages resulting from the crash are a staggering €400,000 – that’s over half-a-million dollars if you convert it to Benjamins.
Talk about a double whammy, huh? We’re just hoping that those two mechanics recover from their injuries, although we’re thinking that the pain from the accident won’t be as bad as having to foot the bill for repairing that crashed Lamborghini.
Tired from the extensive coverage of the Paris Motor Show? Yeah, you’re not alone. Fortunately, we found something that should afford you a few minutes of down time. You know how we auto-holics roll, right? Anytime we need to relax, we scour the Internets for the latest supercar video, we put on our headphones, we amp up the volume, and we sit back and relax.
In this video, we have the racing version of Lamborghini’s vaunted Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce supercar, the LP670-4 R-SV. Now, we’ve seen and heard what the LP670-4 SV is capable of, but a racing spec version of the Murcielago SuperVeloce racing at the FIA GT1 at Spa?
Trust us, no amount of describing it will do justice to just watching the video and hearing that piercing roar as it runs down a lap at the famed Spa Francorchamps racing circuit in Belgium.
After what has been a pretty hectic weekend, this is the perfect way to welcome a new week: nothing but pure, unadulterated power.
Germany is supposed to be one of the few places in the world where supercars can stretch their legs and just go all-out without the worry of being flagged. That’s why it bums us out after hearing that two separate accidents occurred in Germany over the weekend involving two of the most popular – and expensive – exotics out on the planet.
The first accident occurred in a town called Vaterstetten where a Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 that was being driven by a 32-year old spun out of control after – what else? – the driver decided to run it faster than he should have. If that wasn’t bad enough, a separate crash occurred near Geiselwind involving a Bugatti Veyron who, just like the Murcielago, had a pretty overeager driver determined to show off his car’s power only to end up losing control of it and crashing it in the process.
Both drivers escaped the crashes without any major injuries although with the current state of their prized exotics, it’s a safe bet that they’re bank accounts won’t be healthy in the foreseeable future.
If the name ‘Underground Racing’ ever finds its way into a dictionary, you can be sure that the its definition would probably include a photo or two of some of those ridiculous Lamborghinis the tuning house has tinkered with over the years.
Not one to disappoint its followers, Underground Racing is at it again. This time, the object of their affection – and toolboxes, for that matter – is a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce. It goes without saying that tuning an already divine supercar is a slap in the face to all other sports cars in the world, especially one that’s already as powerful as a LP670-4 SuperVeloce. But Underground Racing never seems to be content with anything Lamborghini has already done, determined to get every single ounce of power the car can offer. The result is a performance package that boosts the supercar’s 6.7-liter V12 to over 1,100 horsepower. Before you go bananas over that number, here’s another one that should send you back to earth. The entire package starts at $129,000.
A lot of us don’t have the money for the UG package, let alone for an LP60-4 SuperVeloce. But thanks to the wonder that is the Internet, we can watch a teaser video of the superduper car, complete with flames coming out of its exhaust.