Lamborghini Murcielago SV – The last of the great Lamborghinis?

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Lamborghini means something special to every car enthusiast out there. Opinions can either be favorable or not. But one thing is certain, this manufacturer has played a huge roll in motoring history.

One may associate Lamborghini with high-end luxury and at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exclusivity. That is pretty much right, but it’s much more than that. Lamborghini has built up a really strong brand in almost everybody’s mind. For me Lamborghini is way more than a car with a special logo. It’s soul, passion and racing in focus. This is where the Lamborghini Murcielago SV (Super Veloce) comes into the picture. A last of Its kind… We might never see car projects from such a historic car manufacturer again. This is why it needs a story of It’s own.

The stunning Lamborghini LP670-4 SV

The history of Lamborghini cars dates back to 1963, when, as the history goes, Lamborghini, a farm tractor company, began making sports cars when Ferruccio Lamborghini was snubbed by Enzo Ferrari. He had wanted to buy a car from the stable of prancing horses. These two car companies should later on became famous rivals for Italian pride, not only on the racing track but on the streets as well.

Lamborghini has made a lot of famous and very special cars through their long history of production. But there is one for me that remarkably stands out from the rest. Yes! I’m talking about the Lamborghini Murcielago SV or the Lamborghini LP670-4 SV as it is also called. One of the most spectacular and notorious Lamborghinis ever to be produced. For the road at least… But you get the point. It is special in almost every possible way. Truly magnificent!

The massive rear-wing and the huge exhaust in focus on the SV

The Lamborghini Murcielago SV is powered by Lamborghini’s famed V12 engine which in this case has been bored from a mere 6.2 Liter in the “standard” Murcielago to an insane 6.5 Liter in the SV edition. This gives the Murcielago SV a stunning 670 brake horsepower which the name of the car also indicates. It is also four-wheel-drive, hence the number “four” in the name.

Lamborghini only produced the car from 2009 to 2010 which means that there are only a handful of the cars out there. Most of them are stored and kept away, but If you are lucky enough you might spot one in the wild.

They offered the car in both a six-speed manual as well as “E-gear,” as their automatic gearbox is called. E-gear… Seriously! What a name for a gearbox. The name would be more suitable the gearbox in a bumper car. Of all the Murcielago SVs produced, only 6 are manual which makes it one of the rarest Lamborghinis — and cars in general. Here you can see the difference from the Manual and the Automatic version of the car. If you think the manual looks better, you are allowed to continue reading. Ha! Both look great!

Top left: The Automatic gearbox (E-gear). Bottom right: The Manual version

Have I ever driven one? No. Unfortunately not. Would I like to? You bet I would! It would be such an honor to take one of these majestic beasts for a spin, especially the manual. I have a big sweet spot for manual cars. Have I seen and experienced one? Yes I have. This is where it gets exciting. As the last article covered me working for Ferrari in Denmark. I experienced a lot of different supercars and special cars and the Murcielago SV was one of them.

It might come as a huge surprise for most of you but with almost every older Lamborghini, it is not without its quirks. It can hardly turn at low speeds; the ride height is almost touching the ground. If you want to simply step into a car and sit down for a trip to the store, this is one of the worst choices you can make. It is noisy and there is no comfort whatsoever! But this is all a part of the intrigue for the supercar fan.

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Murcielago LP670-4 SV, cruising

The Lamborghini Murcielago SV is built for very fast cornering, which it does to perfection. Mainly due to the sharp steering, low ride height and extremely hard chassis. You can almost feel it in the body, pulling serious G-forces, just like flying a fighter jet — almost. The sound of the massive 6.5 Liter V12 tops it off. It delivers in every aspect and is why it’s one of my all-time favorite Lamborghinis. If you asked whether I would go to heaven or try the Muricelago SV one time and end up in the wrong place, there would be no doubt. Heaven of course. No way! Give me the keys to the Murcielago SV already. That is just how much I love it.

What about the Investment perspective then?  Is it going to be worth anything when everything goes electric or will it be the hot shot of the century? I think we are looking at one of the most potent Investment cars I will ever feature. The rarity is clearly not the only important element of this particular car. It has all the aspects a modern supercar lacks. They really lack it! The spartan design, the complete alcantara interior, no digital nonsense, supercar driving ability and the hardcore soul of Lamborghini. A tough and rough car that takes serious skill and dedication to drive.

You will quickly understand and feel it when you drive it for yourself. No doubt about it. The Lamborghini Murcielago SV, is so specific that it has almost no real competition other than the Ferrari 599 GTO, which is a masterpiece all its own. The fact that Lamborghini will never go back to these times of V12 and the character it had back then, is what defines this very special supercar. It is a pure gem of investing and in 20-30 years I’ll promise you, it will go down in the history books as one of the most spectacular Lamborghinis ever made. Should you Invest in this car? Yes! There is no other answer to this question. Just look at it!

What are the prices on these cars then? If I say you could choose between a NASA space rocket or the Lamborghini Murcielago SV, you pretty much know the price. It’s damn high. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price started at $354,000 (299.000 €) and a fully optioned Murcielago LP670-4 SV sold for $382,000 (323.500 €). Of course, that was back in 2009 and gave a clear indication of the investment potential of the car. Out of the very few in existence I managed to find some for sale. The cheapest one I found for sale was $460,000 (390.000 €).  They go up from there.

On Mobile.de there is a few more for sale, with the all costing around staggering $525,000 (445.000 €). Over a 10 year period the price have only gone one way. In general the price have increased from an MSRP of $382,000 for the most expensive one to $525,00 for the most expensive “used” one now.

That is an increase of approximately 70% with inflation excluded over only a 10-year period. Will it contentiously be a good investment? As I said before I think we are looking at one of the very best and most sought after supercars in the future, right here. Only beaten by the Ferrari La Ferrari so far.

Editors note: If you are interested in more enthusiastic stories like this and felt this is a field you want to discover more. You are more than welcome to visit my own website https://www.cnvestment.com/blog/ that specializes in writing about these types of cars and supplementing with a little funny story along the way.

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Lars Madsen is 25 years old and is enrolled at Southern Danish University, in Denmark where he is completing his Masters in Business Administration. He has a huge interest in automobiles going back to childhood -- it runs in the family. Lars brings a youth and European perspective to ClassicCars.com Journal and is hopeful of a career in the automotive industry.

1 COMMENT

  1. I like this guy. Maybe a bit breathless, but I kinda want to put that down to the car. As Lars, I simply despise automatic transmissions, no matter how quick or “good”, Porsche’s PDK notwithstanding. Row your own or stay home on the game console- ‘k?
    Wonder how this compares to the Jota.

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