• Built to Gulf Co-operation Council specifications
• The ultimate Murciélago
• Circa 17,500 kilometres from new
• Serviced by Lamborghini Ultimate Motors LLC in April 2023
"So given that the 6.5-litre engine produces a thundering 663bhp at 8,000rpm and 487lb/ft at 6,500rpm, it's hardly surprising to discover that the performance is quite a long way the other side of impressive. Think 0-60mph in 3.2sec and 0-100mph in under seven and only then will you get an inkling of what it feels like to open the accelerator in second gear and hold it there for a while." – Autocar on the Murciélago SV.
Successor to the Diablo and Lamborghini's flagship model, the Murciélago 'hypercar' was introduced in 2001 for the 2002 model year, and like its forebears was named after a famous fighting bull. The Murciélago was Lamborghini's first new design for 11 years and also the Italian company's first since its acquisition by the Volkswagen Group's Audi division in 1998.
The angular, Luc Donckerwolke-styled coupé was very low, boasting a roof height of just under 1.2 metres, and featured distinctive 'scissor' doors that swung upwards and forwards when opened. A combination of carbon fibre, steel, and aluminium was used for the chassis/body, while the suspension featured the supercar-standard double wishbones all round. The Murciélago's power unit was a longitudinally mounted 6.2-litre V12, an engine that could trace its ancestry back to the very first Lamborghini of 1964. As installed in the Murciélago, this formidable unit produced 572bhp, which was delivered to the ground via a six-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drive, while an active rear wing and active air intakes, deployed automatically when required, helped keep the Murciélago stable it its circa 200mph top speed.
Roadster and up-rated LP 640 models followed, the latter powered by a 6.5-litre version of Lamborghini's long-running Giotto Bizzarrini-designed V12 and available with 'e-Gear' semi-automatic sequential transmission. Brakes that faded after repeated high-speed decelerations had been one of the original Murciélago's weaknesses, so the LP 640 could be ordered with carbon ceramic stoppers at (considerable) extra cost.
There were various limited-edition variations on the theme - including 40th Anniversary, Versace and China Editions, as well as the highly modified Reventón - before the ultimate Murciélago – the LP 670-4 Super Veloce (SV) – made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009. As its nomenclature suggests, the LP 670 came with 670PS (661bhp) on tap, while its weight was significantly reduced by more extensive use of carbon fibre, 100kg being shed. Previously an option, the powerful carbon ceramic brakes with their six-piston callipers were standard on the SV.
"You can sense the reduction in weight more than the increase in grunt in virtually everything the SV does, right down to increased power and response under brakes," declared Autocar. "Dynamically it takes the game at least one notch forward compared with the LP 640. Which is no mean achievement."
Lamborghini claimed a top speed of 209mph (336km/h) for the track orientated Murciélago SV, though to realise the car's full potential it needed to be fitted with the optional smaller rear wing, in which case the fortunate driver could expect to see 212mph (341km/h) registering on the speedometer. Production of 350 SVs was planned, although according to some sources only 186 were completed out of a total Murciélago production of a little under 4,000 cars.
This striking Arancio Sole SV was delivered new in Dubai as a Middle Eastern (Gulf Co-operation Council) specification car and has covered fewer than 17,500 kilometres from new. In 2019, the Murciélago briefly visited Japan where it was serviced and maintained before returning to Dubai in 2023. It was serviced in April 2023 by Lamborghini Ultimate Motors LLC at a cost of AED21,684.60 (invoice on file) and comes with owner's manual, two keys and a Dubai ownership certificate. Rare and highly desirable, this beautiful Super Veloce represents the last of the 60-year dynasty of Lamborghini's wonderful V12s. Rarely offered at auction, this is an opportunity not to be missed!
Please note that an official Lamborghini dealership confirmed that the car had 47,800 km in December 2014 so the mileage of circa 17,500 km written in the catalogue is surely not correct.
This official Lamborghini dealership confirmed that the odometer might have been changed. Therefore, please note that the new estimate of the car is $375,000 – 500,000.
Please note that this lot shall not be subject to VAT on the Hammer as listed in the printed and online catalogue.