The latest Limited edition Murcielago LP-670 Super Veloce was thought to be the last of its kind before its replacement due next year. However, Lamborghini has had other ideas.
In 2009, Lamborghini launched the hardcore LP-670 SV and at the time Lamborghini was prepared to produce just 350 models.
Today Lamborghini has surprised enthusiasts at the 2010 Beijing Motorshow with the announcement they would build a further 10 Murcielago LP-670 SV models in a Limited Edition ‘China’ Guise that, you guessed it, will only be available in China. Differing from the regular LP-670 SV (if you could call it regular), the China Limited Edition SV will feature only cosmetic changes. Firstly, there is the new exterior paintwork; flat grey with a striking orange on black stripe. The interior carries a similar theme with orange coloured E-gear cover and gear shift paddles, complimented by orange stitching throughout. In addition, there is a limited edition build plate with the designated model number and the lucky owner’s name.
Mechanically the China Limited Edition features the same raging 670 hp 6.5lt V12 as the SV, which is mated to Lamborghini’s E-gear transmission. With its lightweight Carbon Fibre body, this results in eye watering acceleration that will see it hit 100km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds and continue to accelerate hard to its top speed of more than 340km/h.
The LP-670 SV China Edition is a symbol of the growing market that Lamborghini experiences in China. This is evident by an 11% year on year growth in sales. With Lamborghini’s increasing dealer network which is set to expand to 8 Showrooms in China soon, the supercar manufacturer and Chinese enthusiasts have never shared a better relationship.