Lamborghini Murcielago is the Legendary supercar which started to built in 2001. Murcielago was the first car to be built by Lamborghini under Audi ownership with a combination of speed, style, and wild power. First generation Murcielagos have the 6.2-liter mid-engine V12 to generate 570 horsepower and got 6-speed manual gearbox.

Here are 15 amazing facts about this incredible fresh looking Lamborghini.

Lamborghini Murcielago

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1- Murcielago’s name originates from a fighting bull

As all Lamborghinis, Murcielago name also originates from a fighting bull. almost all Lamborghini car named from any legendary bull which is involved in Spanish Bull Fight competition. And in Spanish, Murcielago means “Bat”.

2- Design is inspired by stealth bomber

The Murcielago is looking wild and still fresh and it had future car looks but its design is heavily inspired by B-2 Stealth Bomber.

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3- Least efficient car ever in the EPA record

In 2008, Lamborghini Murcielago was recorded in EPA(Environmental Protection Agency) as the least efficient car ever. But in reality, if in reality if you get this car for V12 then its mileage is not mattered to you 😉

4- First Lamborghini to feature modern rear window

New Lamborghinis are coming with modern rear windows which have terrible visibility and its hard to see rear through them. Murcielago is the first car of Lamborghini to feature that window.

5- Car was used in Batman movies

No doubt Lamborghinis looking like different cars or batmobiles, Murcielago Roadster was used in the 2005 movie Batman Begins and Murcielago LP640 was used in the movie “The Dark Knight” in 2008.

6- Its wider than the base model of Ford F150

Yes, Murcielago is over 80 inches wide and it made wider than a modern base model Ford F150.

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7- First Murcielago was just “Murcielago”

First generation Murcielago did not have any alphanumeric designation like other modern Lamborghinis, it was just called Murcielago.

8- Sit facing directly not forward

In the Murcielago, you do not sit facing directly forward. You are at a very slight angle facing towards the center.

9- Rear-wheel drive Murci for races

Murcielago got rear-wheel drive version called R-GT. It was created in order to compete in races.

10- Less than 4100 Murcielago are on the road

There are 4,099 total Lamborghini Murcielago were produced in its production time of 2001 to 2010.