Used car buying guide: Lamborghini Murciélago

Used car buying guide: Lamborghini Murciélago

Lamborghini upped the ante for the Murciélago’s final variant: the hardcore LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, costing an eye-watering £265,937. Just 350 were produced. The 6.5-litre V12 was ramped up to 660bhp, enabling 0-62mph in 3.2sec and 212mph. Extensive use of carbonfibre helped shed 100kg and a larger wing could be fitted with the Aero Pack for extreme, track-focused intent. Understeer was reduced, body control was improved and it was, of course, blisteringly fast.

In total, Lamborghini made 4099 Murciélagos, but there are plenty on the market. It was priced at £175,000 when the car first arrived in the UK, and time has been kind to it. Today, prices start at around £130,000, but some cars have maintained their value, and others with low mileages have risen in price. But no matter what they cost in future, one constant will endure: no Murciélago has ever been, or ever will be, cheap to run.

How to get one in your garage

An owner’s view

Will Langridge

“I’ve got a manual LP 640. The Murciélago stood out to me over a Ferrari or an Audi R8 because of how savage it looks, but it’s also quite beautiful. You can’t go wrong with that V12. It’s one of the best-sounding cars even to this day. I’m not usually a fan of convertibles but the roadster made sense as I wanted to get a constant earful of that noise, and it’s still ridiculously quick. If I had to highlight any issues it would be that the roof is a pain to remove and put back on again, which in England is risky at best. An owner I know also had problems with the e-Gear system. They convinced me to go for a full manual.”