The Lamborghini Murciélago is an all-wheel drive, mid-engined super sports car. With an angular design and an exceptionally low slung body, the highest point of the roof is just under four feet above the ground.
One of the vehicle’s most distinguishing features is its scissor doors, which lends to the extreme image. First-generation Murciélagos, produced between 2001 and 2006, were powered by a Lamborghini V12 engine that traces its roots back to the company’s beginnings in the 1960s.
The rear differential of the super sports car is integrated with the engine itself, with a viscous coupling center differential providing drive to the front wheels.
Power is delivered through a six-speed manual transmission. The Lamborghini suspension uses an independent double-wishbone design, and bodywork features carbon fiber, steel, and aluminum parts.
The rear spoiler and the active air intakes integrated into the car’s shoulders are electromechanically controlled, deploying automatically only at high speeds in an effort to maximize both aerodynamic and cooling efficiency.
A first generation Murciélago Roadster was used in the 2005 movie “Batman Begins” starring Christian Bale as the Dark Knight.