There must still be some well heeled customers for sports cars about, evidenced by the fact that the Lamborghini Murciélago has just passed number 4000 of its production run. Based on a sticker price of around $800,000, that's $3.2 billion worth of Lambo Murcies sold.
Compare this with the Lamborghini Diablo, which in its 11 years only tallied 2900 cars.
Just in case you're wondering, it's destined for China, and it's a SuperVeloce model, with the uprated 6.5-litre V12 putting out 670hp. The result is a blistering 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds, and a top speed of 342km/h.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann said, “The enthusiasm our products incite makes us proud and confirms that the company’s product strategy and model range are a winning combination, producing exceptionally desirable super sportscars.”
Car number 4000 has been painted in orange Arancione Atlas, with lashings of Alcantara and carbon fibre inserts, black seats with orange contrasting trim and the huge rear spoiler which is a feature of the SuperVeloce.