2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV
£325,000 - £375,000
Documents: Belgium Import Document (705)Documents: Belgium Import Document (705)
- Single ownership and just under 4,100 kilometres from new
- Finished in desirable Matte Giallo Horus
- The 269th of 350 examples built
661 bhp, 6,496 cc DOHC 48-valve V-12 engine, six-speed “E-Gear” semi-automatic transmission, front and rear independent suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers and coaxial coil springs, and four-wheel carbon-ceramic disc brakes with ABS. Wheelbase: 2,664 mm
As the Murciélago neared the end of its life cycle, Lamborghini was looking to add some extra spice before introducing its replacement in 2011. Although the platform was almost 10 years old, Lamborghini’s engineers were eager to prove to the world that they had more up their sleeves and would keep the Murciélago, their first all-new car since the company was purchased by Audi, competitive against the likes of arch-rival Ferrari. Built in the same vein as the hugely successful Gallardo Superleggera, the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce was designed to be a track-ready, lightweight version of Lamborghini’s V-12 flagship and to keep customers coming back for more before the introduction of the Aventador.
In the pursuit of greater performance, Lamborghini went to incredible lengths to shed every possible pound from the Murciélago. Lamborghini’s engineers were able to subtract 220 pounds from the car’s curb weight, mainly through the extensive use of carbon-fibre, as well as fitting a lighter exhaust. With lightweight 15-inch carbon-ceramic brakes at all four corners fitted as standard equipment, the LP 670-4 SV could easily rein in its speed should it need to grind to a halt. Inside, the lightweight theme continues and carbon fibre and Alcantara are abundant throughout. Furthermore, sport bucket seats were fitted to shed weight and provide exceptional support.
Retaining the Murciélago’s already incredible 6.5-litre V-12 engine, Lamborghini was able to yet again extract more horsepower from one of the greatest powerplants. They added an additional 30 brake horsepower through revised valve timing and a slightly altered intake system. Lamborghini chose to retain the Murciélago’s four-wheel drive system, helping to keep all of its horsepower under control while making the most of the car’s available grip. As a result, the Murciélago LP 670-4 SV can rocket from 0–60 mph in a mind-bending three seconds. One hundred miles an hour would come shortly thereafter, at an incredible 7.2 seconds. Super Veloce, indeed . . . .
Unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, the Murciélago LP 670-4 SV quickly proved to be a big hit with Lamborghini’s most faithful clientele and was a star of the show. The newest Murciélago, however, was not to be a standard offering. Only 350 examples would be built, designated for Lamborghini’s most enthusiastic customers and those who were willing to turn the intensity up on the already wild LP640-4.
Delivered new in April of 2010 to Gregory Bermans through Lamborghini’s dealership in Tallin, Estonia, this particular LP 670-4 SV was finished new in striking Matte Giallo Horus paintwork, a special-order colour, over a black interior and is optioned with the desirable “Aeropack Wing”, a large, fixed–carbon-fibre rear spoiler, as well as the carbon package, a satellite navigation system, rear-view camera, yellow brake callipers, hydraulic nose-lifting system, eon headlights, Bluetooth stereo, and the desirable “E-Gear” semi-automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Although this gives the car a slightly slower top speed (209 mph compared to 213 mph with the wing), it gives the car a lot more grip and downforce at speed. Of the 350 examples produced, this example was the 269th. Today, the car shows just 4,100 kilometres from new.
The LP670-4 SV is accompanied by a handful of service invoices from throughout its life. Services were done by Lamborghini Marbella, Spain, in July of 2010 at 2,500 kilometres and by Lamborghini Madrid at 3,370 kilometres in 2012. Its most recent service was done by Lamborghini Brussels in September of 2015 at 3,418 kilometres. Since then, the car has been driven just under 600 kilometres and is certainly ready for more road use. Furthermore, it is important to note that the car is still fitted with its original tyres. The Murciélago also retains its original keys and owner’s manuals, including its original warranty book.
The fastest iteration of the vaunted Murciélago, the LP670-4 SV is one of the most beloved iterations of the Murciélago for its uncompromising performance and overall automotive panache. With only 350 examples produced, it has already proven to be a future collectible, even less than 10 years after the final example was produced. This particular example is exceptional and checks all the right boxes. Having been driven less than 4,100 kilometres from new and finished in a highly desirable and rare colour scheme, it would be a welcome addition to any collection of Lamborghinis or modern exotics.
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