• Feb 12th 2010 at 6:58PM
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The 4,000th Lamborghini Murcielago - Click above for high-res image

It's been a long time since Lamborghini introduced the Murcielago. In it's original form the Diablo replacement came with a 6.2-liter V12 putting out 580 horsepower and 480 lb-ft torque. Since then Lamborghini has continuously upgraded the car with more horsepower, limited editions like the Reventon and the series-ending flagship in the form of the LP670-4 SuperVeloce. We've also seen plenty of good and bad tuner versions, and Lamborghini even managed to have a little success in motorsports. Best of all, we even got to take an LP640 home for a few days and couldn't help but fall in love with the Italian supercar. Why all the reminiscing? Lamborghini has just built the 4,000th Murcielago. In comparison, just 2,900 Diablos were built from 1991-2001.

The 4,000th Murcielago was recently completed at the Sant'Agata Bolognese factory where Lamborghini celebrated the occasion. The car in question is an LP670-4 SV model with a bright Arancione Atlas (orange) paint scheme, and its lucky new owner will take delivery at Lamborghini's showroom in Hangzhou, China. You can read the brief press release after the jump or remind yourself how much you want a Murcie by checking out the gallery below.

[Source: Lamborghini]
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Italian Super sportscar manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini proudly celebrates a historic event: an LP 670-4 SuperVeloce version of its current flagship V12 Murciélago, carrying series number 4,000, has just left Lamborghini's factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese, destined for a Chinese buyer.

Commenting on the record production, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann said, "The enthusiasm our products incite makes us proud and confirms that the company's product strategy and model range are a winning combination, producing exceptionally desirable super sportscars."

Only around 2,900 of the previous V12 model, the Lamborghini Diablo, were built over eleven years of production.

The Murciélago SuperVeloce LP 670-4 carrying series number 4,000 is a lightweight version of the Murciélago LP 640 on which it is based.

With an increase in power to 670 hp from its 6.5 V12 engine, and weight reduced by 100 kg, the power-to-weight ratio of the SuperVeloce is 2.3kg/hp. The 0-100km/h acceleration is blisteringly quick at 3.2sec, and top speed reaches 342 km/h (212mph). Only 350 SuperVeloce special series models will be produced, with each one's soft contours and razor-sharp edges showing the features of an extreme driving machine.

This SuperVeloce will be delivered to Lamborghini's showroom in Hangzhou: China has become a strategically important market for Lamborghini's super sportscars. The Italian car manufacturer has a sales affiliate in China as well as seven dealers who have recorded an exponential increase in sales, with the Pacific-Asian area responsible for a quarter of all Lamborghini cars produced.

Murciélago series number 4,000 shows off its carbon fibre body painted in orange Arancione Atlas, a luxurious cockpit in Alcantara and carbon fibre inserts, black sports bucket seats with orange contrasting trim and an imposing rear spoiler which improves vehicle stability at high speeds.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Amazing number for such a low volume car company. I think they only car to sell more is the Gallardo. Seeing one up close you can tell how much hand crafting went into them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      4000x$354,000base MSRP(i dont thing they sell many at base and they include sv in the number)=???
      the gallardos are more btw($198,000 base)

      =audi profit
        • 5 Years Ago
        The weirdest part of this whole story is that I think I've been to that dealership before. Pretty sure it's right by the west lake and in the same place as several other uber-lux car dealerships.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is only loosely related to this article.. but since we cannot reply to a reply. here goes: Last week I made a comment that some did not like, and one cretin, "Ine937s" was quick to insist that since I own a Vette I must be underendowed! REALLY? DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE that absurd old prejudice? So, do you think that every Corvette owner, amongst the hundreds of thousands on the road, has a little d**k? REALLY? So, what does that make people who drive Porsche, Maserati, Astons, Ferraris, and, now relating to this article, LAMBORGHINIS? Are they simply underendowed guys with lots of $$$$$$$ ?? Oh, and the I suppose guys who drive a Chevette are porn stars? Rest assured, my Italian personal equipment does not need a car to bolster it. And, I bet you would LOVE to own my FLAWLESS 86 Vette convertible with 30k miles! Time to check out of junior high, Ines.
      • 5 Years Ago
      4,000 is an interesting number in that it surprises me as being both high and low. On the one hand, talking about cars like Lamborghinis in terms of thousands seems remarkable because they are so dear, but it also shocks me into reality because we spend such a disproportionate amount of time fawning over these cars that it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that they are unimaginably rare and special. There have probably been well over 4,000 articles written about the Murcielago. Think about that!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Boy! those terrible-fitting, blue suits make that car look nice!
        • 5 Years Ago
        terrible fitting?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hate that guy's brown shoes... :-/
        • 5 Years Ago
        Who says brown shoes don't look good with brown suits? ;-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      "...Sadly, 2000 d-bags have crashed theirs."

      4000 Is a lot. Sounds like there'll be parts available for some time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      damn.. that car is so low... Even the shortest dude looks tall next to it. Must be hell getting in an out... but probably orgasmic at the same time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you haven't seen it, Top Gear did a great segment on the LP670-4 SuperVeloce in Episode 2 of Season 13. Richard Hammond ran it through a desert highway and along a closed city street—AMAZING! If you like this car, definitely check it out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      In related news, the uber-rich elite celebrate 100th Murcielago wrecked this year.
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