Lot 300 - 2005 Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
|Odometer reading||39,000 km|
|Estimate||£95,000 - £110,000|
The Murciélago is an all-wheel drive, mid-engined supersports car. With an angular design and an exceptionally low slung body, the highest point of the roof is just under four feet above the ground. One of the vehicle's most distinguishing features is its scissor doors which lends to the extreme image. First-generation Murciélagos, produced between 2001 and 2006, were powered by a Lamborghini V12 that traces its roots back to the company's beginnings in the 1960s. The rear differential is integrated with the engine itself with a viscous coupling centre differential providing drive to the front wheels. Power is delivered through a six-speed manual transmission. The suspension uses an independent double-wishbone design and bodywork features carbon fibre, steel and aluminium parts. The rear spoiler and the active air intakes integrated into the car's shoulders are electromechanically controlled, deploying automatically only at high speeds in an effort to maximize both aerodynamic and cooling efficiency.
The Murciélago Roadster was introduced in 2004. Primarily designed to be an open top car, it employed a manually attached soft roof as cover from adverse weather. The designer used the B-2 stealth bomber, the Wally 118 WallyPower yacht and architect Santiago Calatrava's Ciudad de Las Artes y Las Cièncias in Valencia, Spain as his inspiration for the roadster's revised rear pillars and engine cover.
First registered on the 2nd April 2005 by Lamborghini Geneva, this stunning roadster was exported to the UK in 2014 and first registered in the UK in April 2015; all EU taxes have been paid and has EU type approval certificate and correctly registered with all type approval data. The car is finished in the stunning colour scheme of yellow pearl with a contrasting yellow and black interior. The car is supplied with Swiss service history followed by a recent service last year that was completed less than 1,000km ago along with all books and tool roll. Showing 39,000km, the equivalent of 24,000 miles, it is also supplied with two UK MoT test certificates with no advisories with the current certificate valid until March 2017. Without question, a rare and hugely desirable supercar offered with a very realistic estimate.
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