Manufacturer: Lamborghini Model: Murciélago
Model Variant: Coupe
Exterior Color: Monterey Blue
Interior Color: Nero
Current Mileage: 784 miles (IG)
Engine Capacity/Power: 6.2 liter, 4-valve V12 / 571BHP
Transmission: 6-speed manual AWD
Top Speed: 207MPH
Designer: Luc Donckerwolke
Limited Series: 1 of 4,099
Parent Company: Audi AG/Volkswagen Group
Public Debut: 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show
Predecessor: Diablo SE
Successor: Aventador LP700-4
Years Produced: 2001-2010
Examples Produced in This Color: 5
Total Production: 4,099
Books & Tools: Yes
One owner example, one of five color.
A total of 347 Murciélago Coupe examples were produced between 2002-2006 for North America fitted
with a 6-Speed Manual transmission. Many of these cars were driven very hard, suffering from accidents,
high mileage and heavy modifications. This one-owner, one-off specification Murciélago with under 1,000 miles
is irreplaceable and possible the best Murciélago variant we have ever encountered. Complete with its original
books, tools and original Pirelli tires, this Monterey Blue Murciélago belongs in a museum.
The fabulous Murcielago made its public debut at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show with the first
examples coming to America in 2002. The low-slung V12 flagship Lamborghini featured an all wheel
drive layout and more creature comforts than predecessor Diablo but kept Lamborghini’s famous
scissor doors which has become the company’s most recognizable signature design touch.
The Murciélago was the first model introduced under the corporate ownership of parent company Audi
AG (Volkswagen Group) and was designed by Luc Donckerwolke whom also penned final SE versions of
the Diablo and serviced as Lamborghini’s chief
designer from 1998 to 2005.
Murciélago was a continuation of the Lamborghini tradition of naming their cars after
famous fighting bulls, Murciélago in particular was a bull which survived 24 sword strokes in a
fight against Rafael “El Lagartijo” Molina Sanchez in 1879. The matador chose the spare of the life
of Murciélago and thus began the famous line of Miura fighting bulls.
The Murciélago is an all-wheel drive car featuring a 6.2 liter normally aspirated V12, 48 valve
engine with maximum power of 572BHP with performance of 0 to 62MPH (100KMH) in 3.8 seconds and a
top speed of 207MPH (330KMH).
While Lamborghini may trace it’s V12 roots to the company’s very beginnings, the engines themselves
evolved with modern technology as in the case with the Murciélago’s high tech V12 fuel injected
engine integrated to the differential with the “Vicscous Traction” (VT) system which transmits 70%
of its power to the rear wheels and 30% to the front wheels through a six-speed manual
The Murciélago suspension utilizes race proven independent double wishbone design layout while the
body is mostly carbon fiber with steel roof and retaining the signature aluminum scissor doors to
maintain light weight.
The active aspects of the Murciélago feature an integrated rear wing and air intakes atop the rear
wheels which are electromechanically controlled and deploy automatically in order to aide cooling
to the massive engine and keep the car stable at high speeds. The dramatic air intakes lift from
the rest of the body creating a huge air intake effectively aiding cooling as well as an aero foil
with a bit more drag.
The interior is a simple layout, nothing too over the top but a very modern update from the Diablo
with a comfortable design which envelopes driver and passenger in full leather comfort in a very
simple and clean look with all of the major controls and gated shift lever is integrated into the
“At Curated, we do not acquire cars simply for inventory but rather based on what the car is. We
love interesting provenance, very low production, very low mileage, very special and often weird
John Temerian, Jr.