Lamborghini produced the Murcielago from 2002 to 2010 with 4,099 Murcielagos being made. At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini revealed the fastest version of the Murcielago, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, or Murcielago SV for short.. Only 350 Murcielago SVs were built. The only other Lamborghinis with SV versions were the Diablo and Muira.
I saw the Lamborghini Murcielago SV at the December 2010 Houston Cars and Coffee event. This was the same event where Hennessey revealed its Venom GT. There were a bunch of Lambos at the event, but the Murcielago stood out from the rest of Lambos there. The SV moniker on the rear side panels and the rear wing help the Murcielago stand out. This Lambo looks very aggressive and very fast.
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is powered by a 6.5L V12 engine, paired with a six-speed e-Gear transmission or an optional six-speed manual transmission, that produces 661 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. The Murcielago goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 213 mph with an optional small spoiler and 209 mph with the standard aeropack wing. Prices for the Murcielago SV start at $450,000. That is very expensive for a car. The Murcielago costs over $130,000 more than a Murcielago LP 640. But it is 2 mph faster and gets from 0 to 60 mph 0.2 seconds quicker than the Murcielago LP. The SV is also 220 lbs lighter than the standard Murcielago.
The Lamborghini Murcielago SV made a stop by Jay Leno’s Garage. Top Gear’s Richard Hammond reviewed the Murcielago SV during Series 13, Episode 2. The Murcielago SV is playable in Driver: San Francisco, Gran Turismo 5, Forza Motorsport 3, Car Town, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, and Carbon Auto Theft 2.
Final Thoughts: What a car! The Lamborghini Murcielago was already quick, fast, stunning car. The Murcielago SV is a Murcielago on steroids. The Murcielago SV is a faster, quicker, stunning, aggressive version of the Murcielago. The SV is just too expensive with a price starting at $450,000. It is not fast enough to be considered a hyper car and there are cars that can reach speeds over 220 mph and cost $50,000 less than the Murcielago SV. But the Murcielago SV looks better than those cars. If you want a fast, quick, stunning, eye-catching, aggressive supercar, go with the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, if you can afford it.
Photo taken from Houston Cars and Coffee Facebook page.
Originally written on July 10, 2011