What's Wrong with the Lamborghini LP670-4 SV?

They planned to make 350 (351) Lamborghini LP67-4 Super Veloces, but only got to 186 since they had to make room for the Aventador production lines. Shortly after the SVs hit the road, lucky owners started crashing them like it was their job. Now I reckon there's about 150-165 flag ship Murcielagos still out there, which of course helps make this car even more rare and desirable. Strangely enough, prices haven't skyrocketed. But that's a topic for another day.


What's interesting, is that people spot this extraordinary rare machines everywhere! There's 4 alone in my town! How is that possible? There's less than 200 of these in the world and Vancouver owns 4? Get out of town! And I'm not mistaking any LP640 conversion kits for proper SVs, no, these are the real deal Holyfield!




But what's perhaps even more interesting, is why so many have already bit the dust?



Even the unaffordable one-off China Edition has managed to kiss a curb at high speed. There's a joke to be made here, but let's not get distracted. Admittedly, it wasn't much of a special edition since it only received a stripe on the bonnet, but that's neither here nor there. It's a rare automobile, and the fact that so many have wound up in the scrapyard is both worrying and suspicious. 


And when they're not getting shred to bits against barriers, they're having their gearboxes melted away in London by owners who keep their E-Gear paddles halfway pulled in. The Super Veloces just can't catch a break!



Interestingly enough, it seems like it's not just the Super Veloces that are a handful. From taking a quick peek over at wreckedexotics.com, it appears that all Murcielagos are seriously crash-prone. The website has documented nearly 600 crashes! And when you think about all the crashes that managed the avoid media attention (insurance fraud, I'm looking at you) that's a whole lot of wrecks! Maybe 600 crashes doesn't sound like much to you, and that's fair, since I'm willing to bet 600 BMWs get smashed up daily, but when you discover that only about 4,000 Murcielagos were ever made - you can't help but start wondering if something's wrong. When one in six of your cars gets totalled in the first few years following it's launch, perhaps something is afoot. I sure hope so, since that's a truly terrifying statistic. 


But now you're thinking, "well, it's a super car owned by ham-fisted billionaires with a penchant for showing off." That's a fair point. A super car with 670 horsepower on tap and a shaky bum is more prone to being hooned in to a guardrail. Owners of such animals are also more likely to say "watch this" than your average TDI Jetta wheelman, but somehow the Lamborghini Murcielago crash rate stands out of the crowd. The crowd of already very difficult to control high horsepower cars.


And you know what, I'm not the first person to consider the Murcielago an abnormally dangerous car. There's literally a website dedicated to suspicious accidents involving Sant'Agata's once flagship supercar.

Check it out: http://www.lambounfall.de/

Insanity. Painful, hurtful, insanity. Especially when I'll have you know that after chasing after the Gumball 3000 Rally for several years, the LP670-4 has become my absolute all-time favourite supercar. 

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