Used Lamborghini Murcielago cars for sale

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Lamborghini Murcielago

6.2 4WD 2dr

£169,989
2004(04)
 
 
  • 7,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 6.2L
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Lamborghini Murcielago

Auto 2-Door

£299,995
2006(07)
 
 
  • 12,000
  • Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 0L
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Used Lamborghini Murcielago

Background
 
Lamborghini has always made wonderfully bonkers supercars. They build cars for people who think that Ferraris are a bit dull. Perhaps the only thing more bonkers than buying a new Lamborghini is buying a second hand one but could the Murcielago be the car to change that? The Murcielago was the first Lambo to roar out of the factory after the company was taken over by Audi. On the face of it, it looked like a marriage made in heaven: all of Audi's German engineering nous wed to Lamborghini's Italian zest and flair. Of course it could all go the other way. Instead of a wonderful hybrid of outrageous performance and engineering perfection, the car could have been a mongrel: not quite sporty enough and not well built either. The early signs were not good. Sketches made the car look almost frumpy. For once though, the real thing was better than the drawings and the car was a success. Launched in 2002, it is more solidly built and drives better than anything Lamborghini has before. Bravely, Audi decided to deny Lamborghini access to the Audi engines. They knew the car had to be Italian at heart. Thus the Murcielago uses a version of the Diablo's raucous V12, expanded to 6.2 litres and developing 574bhp. The original Murcielago coupe was joined in 2004 by the Roadster soft top and then replaced in 2006 by an even more powerful 6.5 litre LP640 version developing, you guessed it, 640bhp. In 2007 the Roadster too got upgraded to the new engine, becoming the LP640 Roadster. The name, Murcielago, incidentally, is Spanish for bat and recalls a famous fighting bull which was retired after surviving a punishing bull fight.
 
Bang for your buck
 
At first you might think that the Murcielago is simply an updated Diablo. Viewed in side profile the two cars look very alike. Similarly, from the front, the Murcielago looks much like a Diablo with a facelift. The engine, too, is borrowed from the Diablo but it has been modified and enhanced to the extent that it is reasonable to think of it as a completely new power plant. The space age scissor doors can make it difficult to get inside. Once you make it into the cabin though, you will find it actually rather spacious. It feels well put together and overall there are far fewer of the squeaks and rattles of earlier Lambos. Fascia and instruments are made from suitably exotic materials but the seats are old-fashioned leather. The Lamborghini Murcielago had a huge options list meaning that no two interiors are likely to be identical but even the basic cars, if you can call them that, feature satellite navigation, leather upholstery and a top of the range CD/MP3 stereo. Overall the interior is far less shouty than the exterior and the influence of Audi can be seen in the slightly more subdued cockpit design and quality of the finish. 
 
What you'll pay
 
You can pick up an early Murcielago coupe now for something below £100,000 with a 2003 52-plate manual going for around £95,000. Watch out for significant mark-ups between private sellers and dealerships. A later 2005 55 plate car with 12,000 miles on the clock is currently retailing for £130,000.
 
What to check
 
If these cars have been driven hard you can expect the clutch to last just 2,500 miles. Tyres on this four wheel drive motor do not get as stressed as a rear wheel drive supercar but track days can still wear them quickly. Think seriously about obtaining a warranty.
 
Parts
 
Take a deep breath. On a 2004 Murcielago a clutch is over £4,500 fitted. A set of front brake pads is a steal at £110 and a front shocker is around £900. A pair of front brake discs is something like £750.
 
How it drives
 
Well this is what a used Lamborghini Murcielago is all about, isn't it? The performance here is scintillating with one of the early coupes taking you to 60mph in 3.8 seconds and on to an incredible 205mph. The later LP640 models ratchet up the performance even more, reaching 62mph in 3.4 seconds and going even further into 200mph plus territory. Although the car is huge it is actually surprisingly agile and can be thrown around the bends of a B road without too much trouble. The ride on these bumpy roads is also more smooth and refined that you would expect. These models are more powerful than a McLaren SLR, so if it is ultimate supercar performance you are after, this could well be the car for you.

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