2009 Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce Minichamps - 400103941 (diecast)
The Murciélago was produced from 2001 to 2010, and at the time, was the flagship of the bull brand. The LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, produced from 2009, was the last version of the car. Rated at 670 hp, at the time it had Lamborghini’s most powerful engine ever. The SV badge means the car is more extreme and track-oriented, weighing 100 kg less than the normal Murciélago, and also with a more powerful engine, better brakes, spoiler and rear wing. The engine is a massive all-aluminum V12 with 6496 cm³ of displacement that delivers 661 hp to all four wheels. All that translates to an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds. That’s buckle-up-and-hold-your-hat-down fast.
The name LP670-4 comes from Longitudinale Posteriore (longitudinal engine on the back), 670 hp and 4-wheel drive. It’s a rare car, since only 186 units came out of Sant’Agata Bolognese. I was always a BIG fan of the Murciélago. In my eyes it’s one of the best looking cars from the brand in modern times. When my wife got me as a birthday present the book “Lamborghini Miura, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago: A celebration of an Italian legend”, my love for the brand was rekindled.
In scale, the LP670-4 is a gem (though AUTOart’s Gallardo is a smidge better). If you want a Murciélago and want a more streamlined collection, perhaps this is the version to get. All in all a fantastic job by Minichamps, the car looks terrific!