The Lamborghini Murciélago is a supercar produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 2001 and 2010. Successor to the Diablo and flagship of the automaker’s lineup, the Murciélago was introduced as a coupe in 2001. The Murcielago was first available in North America for the 2002 model year. The automaker’s first new design in eleven years, the car was also the brand’s first new model under the ownership of German parent company Audi, which is owned by Volkswagen. It is styled by Peruvian-born Belgian Luc Donckerwolke, Lamborghini’s head of design from 1998 to 2005.
A roadster version was introduced in 2004, followed by the updated LP 640 coupé and roadster and limited edition LP 650–4 Roadster. The final variation to wear the Murciélago nameplate was the LP 670–4 SuperVeloce, powered by the largest and final evolution of the Lamborghini V12 engine. Production of the Murciélago ended on 5 November 2010, with a total run of 4,099 cars.ts successor, the Aventador, was released at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.