To celebrate the dawn of a new millennium, Italian supercar maker Lamborghini turned to their head of design at the time, Luc Donkerwolke. The objective was to create a completely new design for the first time in eleven years, a design that would replace the Diablo as Lamborghini's new flagship. The result was the Murcielago, a mid-engine, all-wheel-drive sports car that would pave the way for a new generation of Lamborghini. In 2003, a roadster variant such as the one you see here was introduced. This 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster has seemingly been preserved like a piece of art and is now up for sale in Ohio by its very first owner who claims that its original MSRP was a cool $346,000. It comes with just 17,624 miles on the clock and is ready for more adventures.
Since the Murcielago was meant to be the showcase of a new generation of Lamborghini, the model inherited an angular design and a very low body. In fact, the highest point of the vehicle sits below four feet off the ground. Almost the entire body of the car was made from carbon fiber except for the steel roof and of course, the iconic scissor doors. This reportedly showroom condition example of a 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster possesses a neon green exterior paint known as the ‘Verde Ithaca’ Tri-coat. It also comes with a set of new tires that have less than 1,000 miles on them, along with a color-matched carbon-fiber engine cover. The ‘Nero Perseus’ black leather interior has seemingly been preserved with the same amount of dedication as the exterior. Inside the cabin are subtle hand-stitched green accents that complement the rest of the car. Seating positions include a set of high-quality bucket seats with a high center console running down the middle, giving the passengers a sporty and exciting feel.
The centerpiece of this 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster is a raging 6.2L V12 engine that produces a staggering 572hp, allowing the car to achieve a 0-60 time of just 3.8 seconds before reaching its top speed of 206mph. All four wheels are driven via Lamborghini’s six-speed automated E-gear transmission. This car is reported to have had its clutch replaced at the 15,000-mile mark, and also comes with a new battery.