By Sian Loyson
Whoever is older than 16 years, grew up with the Lamborghini Murciélago. Because that’s how old this masterpiece already is. I had the opportunity to shoot this bedroom-poster-icon myself. And god, I loved it!
Last weekend, my brother got to drive a Lamborghini Murciélago from Bavaria Motors for a charity event.
We took advantage of that and shot this car. During my life I’ve shot a few supercars but the Lamborghini Murciélago is outstanding.
I have a lot of reasons to love the Murciélago. Not only is it one of the most beautiful cars on this planet. It’s also a perfect example of minimalism. There is nothing unnecessary to this car. It’s all about driving pleasure. Besides that, this car played a big role during my childhood. I used to have a poster of this iconic Lamborghini hanging in my bedroom and raced it in Need For Speed Most Wanted 2005 or Midnight Club. I mean, who didn’t? If it wasn’t for this Lamborgini Murciélago, I probably wouldn’t have been shooting cars today. Oh, and this one is manual!
The Lamborghini Murciélago is the successor to the iconic Lamborghini Diablo and predecessor of the Lamborghini Aventador. The Lamborghini Murciélago was named after a fighting bull who was stabbed 28 times during a duel.
Even with the all-wheel-drive security, it’s best to remain wary to keep the Murciélago under control.
the 6.5 V12 is good for 580 bhp, which was a lot for that time!
Nowadays, manual supercars are hard to find. Model years ’01, ’02 and ’03 Murciélago’s were all manual. In 2004 the e-gear was introduced and from that point, most of the Murciélago’s had e-gear. Manual Lamborghini Murciélago’s after ‘04 were extremely rare, because “nobody asked for it”. Even rarer is a manual Lamborghini Muciélago LP640 and next level rare is a manual Lamborghini Murciélago LP670 Superveloce, only 5 of them were made.
Shooting this car brought my childhood back to life for a moment