This story began when re-reading Michael Taylor’s original launch review of the mighty Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV.
In the story, Taylor states that the SV was available with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with the e-gear automated manual an optional extra.
We like to think of ourselves as pretty knowledgeable about cars here at MOTOR, however the idea of a manual SV was a new one. Before changing this error, however, we thought we’d do a big of digging.
As it turns out, the SV was available with a manual, but just six cars were so fitted, which makes it one of the rarest Lamborghinis (or cars in general) ever. Three reside in the USA, two of which are matt white, with the owner of one of them a regular on various exotic car forums.
The other three are believed to be in Europe. The Rosso car seen in this video is number 90 and lives in Zurich, the owner of which can be found on Instagram under the tag LNUTTERL (worth a follow for droolworthy car pictures). Details on the other cars are scarce, though Monaco and Switzerland are possible locales.
Another strange fact regarding the Murcielago LP670-4 SV regards its build number. Originally 350 were planned, which would make it exceptionally rare in its own right, however it’s believed just 186 were produced before Lamborghini’s production line switched over to the Aventador.
The Murcielago was arguably the last of the old-school Lamborghinis – 493kW Bizzarini-derived V12, no electronic stability control – and has always been high on our ‘dream car’ list, however the existence of these manual versions has cemented its place.