Lamborghini MurciÃ©lago is one of the most famous supercars ever Â«LamborghiniÂ» and worthy followers Lamborghini Diablo in 2001. Last instance of versions of orange LP 670-4 SuperVeloce rolled out of the plant in Sant'Agata Bolognese, November 5, 2010.
Since then, the history of the MurciÃ©lago models were produced 4099 copies, making it the most popular 12-cylinder Lamborghini which is a record for the company.
In the best traditions of Â«LamborghiniÂ», the name Â«MurselagoÂ» is associated with bullfights. Spanish word â€œMurciÃ©lagoâ€ comes from italian â€œmurciÃ©lagoâ€ which means â€œa batâ€ As the company introduced the legend, it was happened during the battle in 1879, when unconquerable bull named Murselago was left standing at the arena of Cordoba after 28 blows with the sword the matador. Shocked matador saved the life of a bull, which is quite rare situation. Later, the bull was acquired by the selectionist Antonio Miura for launching a race of fighting bulls. However, any documentary proof of this legend wasnâ€™t made out. Bulls from the ranch Miura first took part in a bullfight in 1849, 30 years before the battle described. Name matador and bull moniker was not known until the bullfight lovers car. With veterinary point of view it was unlikely that the animal received 28 deep stab wounds could after such severe stress and loss of blood to survive, not to mention the ability to reproduce.
By the time the company became the owner of Audi Â«LamborghiniÂ», the successor to the Lamborghini Diablo, which is designed by Italian company Â«ZagatoÂ» was almost ready already. The car was scheduled to be named Â«CantoÂ», but the draft has not been approved by Ferdinand Pihom, the new Executive Officer from Germany, he demanded a change. Piech also asked to take part in the draft design department Audi and Italian companies Audi and Italian company Â«BurtonÂ». Design Ð¾f company Â«ZagatoÂ» was rejected again, the project by Bertone suffered the same fate. As a result, for working on the design of the new model the designer Audi, Englishman Luke Donkervolke was suggested. In comparison with the Lamborghini Diablo, the length of the car has decreased, but the space for passengers has increased by 40 mm in height and 25 mm in width.
The car used Lamborghini V12 engine capacity of 6.2 liters. Engine capacity is 580 liters with. (426 kW) at 7500 r / min. Such power has been achieved thanks to a new electronic control system length inlet tract and variable phase timing. For the first time in company history in the basic model was included 6-speed transmission.
The car appeared for sale in 2001 at a price of about 205 000.