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Final Lamborghini Murcielago rolls off the line – Click above for high-res image

This LP670-4 Superveloce is the 4,099th – and last – Lamborghini Murciélago to be produced at the automaker's Sant'Agata Bolognese factory. Wearing "Arancio Atlas" paint, the final Murc will be shipped off to a Swiss customer, marking the end of the car's nine-year production run.

During an "end of celebration" ceremony at Lamborghini's factory, the automaker's president and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, had this to say:
"The Murciélago embodies the pure, unadulterated values of our brand. It is truly extreme, uncompromising and unmistakably Italian. This already makes it one of the legends of the sports car world. But the Lamborghini story continues. In 2011, we will take a huge step into the future with the successor to the Murciélago – with the most innovative technology and, once again, truly stunning design."
The Murciélago may have left quite a mark during its production run, but we're very eager to see what sort of supercar hotness Lamborghini has in store for next year. As we reported earlier, the Jota LP700-4 is nearing the end of its development process, and we could see an official debut as early as the Geneva Motor Show next March.

Murciélago, we salute you. Follow the jump to read Lamborghini's official press release.

[Source: Lamborghini]
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One of the most successful super sports cars of all time takes a bow – the last Murciélago to be produced bears the number 4,099

It is one of the most stunning and successful super sports cars of all time – the Lamborghini Murciélago. And that will always be the case, even if its production life has now come to an end. At the headquarters of the badge bearing the sign of the bull in Sant'Agata Bolognese, the last Murciélago left the production line on May 11, 2010 – headed to a Swiss customer. With "Arancio Atlas" paintwork, the LP 670-4 Superveloce proudly bears the production number 4,099. This makes the Murciélago not only by far the most-produced Lamborghini twelve-cylinder of all time, but also one of the world's most successful super sports cars.

The „end of production" of the Murciélago was celebrated in the factory on November 5, 2010, with a special exhibition of the most iconic V12 cars of Lamborghini's history, followed by a parade in Sant'Agata Bolognese.
Supersportcars like the 350 GT, the Miura, the Countach and the Diablo escorted a Murciélago SV of the Lamborghini Museum during a symbolic "last ride" out of the gate of the Lamborghini factory.

"For almost a decade, the Murciélago was the icon of the Lamborghini brand, and it was enormously successful in the process," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The Murciélago embodies the pure, unadulterated values of our brand. It is truly extreme, uncompromising and unmistakably Italian. This already makes it one of the legends of the sports car world. But the Lamborghini story continues. In 2011, we will take a huge step into the future with the successor to the Murciélago – with the most innovative technology and, once again, truly stunning design."

The Lamborghini Murciélago is a super sports car of menacing character and brutal power. And at its presentation in 2001, it opened a new chapter for the Lamborghini brand - with state-of-the-art technology and outstanding product quality, but most especially, with a new, timelessly modern design philosophy. To this day, the purist form of the Murciélago still exudes enormous sensuality. Broad and low, with a cockpit set well forward and a long, taut back – the interplay of its calm underlying form and razor sharp edges is unique, as are its vertically opening "scissor" doors.

Augmenting the Murciélago is the Murciélago Roadster. With 640 hp under perfect control and no roof above – there is no more sensuous way to experience movement; every kilometer is a journey into the eye of the hurricane. As a roadster, too, the Murciélago knows no compromise. Its roof is nothing more than protection from the elements.

The extreme design was accompanied from the very start by phenomenal performance, razor-sharp handling and outstanding high-speed stability. The Murciélago has always been the ultimate driving machine for advanced sports car drivers. In its first generation, it featured a V12 with 6.2 liters of displacement and 580 hp, mounted longitudinally in front of the rear axle. In the second generation, the Murciélago LP 640, displacement rose to 6.5 liters and output to 640 hp.

And even this was subject to further refinement – Lamborghini works tirelessly on the ongoing development of its models. This year, the arrival of the Murciélago LP 670-4 Superveloce - with output increased to 670 hp, weight reduced by a further 100 kilograms and an even hotter design - marked an impressive finale to the story of this super sports car. The performance figures for the Superveloce are nothing short of breathtaking – in only 3.2 seconds, the SV is catapulted to 100 km/h. Not until 342 km/h do power and drag call a halt to the proceedings.

With the construction of the Murciélago, Lamborghini demonstrated its extraordinary expertise in lightweight engineering and in working with high-tech carbon-fiber composite materials. From the very start, the structure of this super sports car has been a mix of extremely stiff carbon-fiber components attached to a steel frame – as in a race car. Center tunnel and floorpan are made from carbon-fiber, as are the majority of the exterior panels and many interior components. Lamborghini has significantly developed this lightweight philosophy for the successor to the Murciélago.

4,099 units of the Lamborghini Murciélago were built between 2001 and 2010 in Sant'Agata Bolognese – an impressive number, and not only in comparison to its predecessors the Miura, Countach and Diablo. Bearing the special production number, the final one to be produced is, of course, an LP 670-4 Superveloce, sporting a large rear wing and "Arancio Atlas" paintwork. The final car has been delivered to a customer in Switzerland. Even though many sports car fans around the world are sure to mourn the passing of the Murciélago, Lamborghini is ready to start the next all-new chapter in the story of the super sports car in 2011 with its successor – welcoming the arrival of a new automotive legend...


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      • 4 Years Ago
      It's funny. Even though the Murci has proven more durable and will out perform all of the previous Lambo V-12s, I still prefer the Countach. Just a reflection of my teenage dreams, I guess. Helluva run though. Looking forward to the Jota (not Jota).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doggone it! I had my heart set on one of these, and I have been saving some of my social security check each month for the down payment!
      • 4 Years Ago
      IMO I think the Mercielago is just as Iconic as the Countach was in the 80's. This car will always be a head turner just like the Countach. The Merc had a helluva run!
      You will be missed dearly amongst car enthusiast and car buffs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a joyous day.
      That means that we are closer to having something new and even more awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You lost me at abbreviating it to "Murc". That's even more annoying than when people refer to a Mercedes as a "Merc".
      • 4 Years Ago
      As much as I love this lambo, I hope the next one could at least outperform the Ariel Atom, and I'm not talking about top speed.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So let me get this straight, you think that the price for Murcielago is too high for what you get. Hmm so the fact that the car is: 1. a Lamborghini which is a name known around the world for excellence and quality compared to Aerial? 2. Looks Infinitely better and sexier. 3. May not be faster but more comfortable to drive and more conventional. 4. Probably built better and will last way longer. and 5. turns the heads of everyone that sees it on the road to admire is beauty and uncompromising good looks, compared to the atom which turns heads to say wtf is that? 6. Is once again built by Lamborghini a name far more recognized than Aerial. Idk seems like the Murc makes the atom look like a fast piece of sh** which when you break it down is still a piece of sh** even if you can go 230+ mph in it
        • 4 Years Ago
        You are joking right?

        The Ariel Atom doesn't even have a front windscreen...I hope Ariel Atom can some day compete with a F1 car...
        • 4 Years Ago
        i'm not religious, but ...amen on ... "I think it still looks fresh"
        • 4 Years Ago
        You might wanna check that fact. Although small, it DOES front windscreen. See Aerial atom V8.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GVfFCH-7_c

        Its just seems wrong to charge as much as they do for a Murcielago when it gets spanked by a supercharged 4 cyl. Don't even get me started on the Atom V8.
      • 4 Years Ago
      COOLEST car ever from the Lambs factory sad but happy ´couse its a legend already
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, does anyone know whatever happened to that unstable guy who had a meltdown after a divorce (or maybe just a breakup), sold EVERYTHING to buy a Lambo and then proceeded to go about trashing it? Is he properly medicated now or is he on some new maniacal mission?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I agree. It's rare to see a near decade-old car looking that current. Only one that comes to mind was the NSX.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the replacement will be just as awesome! i am still having a problem dealing with the fact that volkswagen owns lamborghini though!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Has it been 9 years?! I think it still looks fresh, considering the specs I've heard on the Jota (not Jota) I can't wait to see it. I think I'mma buy two of them...HA
        • 4 Years Ago
        i'm not religious, but ...amen on ... "I think it still looks fresh"
        • 4 Years Ago
        i'm not religious, but ...amen on ... "I think it still looks fresh"
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree.

        I'm genuinely excited to see what the Murcielago's replacement will look like!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. If they pulled the cover off it today it would still look as great as 9 years ago. The one thing that makes me sad is that all new cars from Lambo will lack the row your own boat option. ;-(
      • 4 Years Ago
      And McLaren F1 ofcourse :)
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