Lamborghini Murcielago Reviews from North America

2003 Lamborghini Murcielago Four Wheel Drive 6.2L 48 Valve V12, 580hp, 480 ft. lbs. torque

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6.2L 48 Valve V12, 580hp, 480 ft. lbs. torque Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres
Previous carFerrari F50


The best 4WD exotic performance sports car ever, Canadian winters are a breeze!


That's the best part, absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car and I drive it every day. It has no problem starting in the cold Canadian winters, I don't even plug it in (not that I could if I wanted to, Block Heaters were not even an option).

General Comments:

The car all in all is a great buy, if you can afford it. I bought it through a performance/exotic car dealer in town who ordered it directly from Lamborghini for me. I got it for just over $400,000.00 as I loaded it up with impressive options.

I recently owned a Ferrari F-50 which was an amazing vehicle, but was very dangerous for my wife in the winter as the 2WD had too much power in the rear and she would often complain about spinning out. So I researched for exotic performance cars which had 4WD and I came across the Murcielago. It has proven well in the Canadian Winters. The Lamborghini 4WD system is completely out of this world and even though it is a very low car, it has never gotten stuck. My neighbor's 4WD 2004 Range Rover even got stuck in the street one morning and I got out with total ease (after helping him, of course).

The engine and transmission are smooth and flawless. The clutch is light and comfortable and very high in quality. The 6.2L engine which produces 580hp gets me to work in a blink of an eye. The six speed manual transmission with the much anticipated overdrive is very energetic and lively. My wife is particularly happy that she does not ever have to shift out of first gear in the town or city and only has to travel in second gear on the highway.

We also have a 2001 Bentley Arnage T. It is great too, but is tricky to drive in the winter and has been 'keyed' 7 times in numerous parking lots (each time repaired) so we choose to leave it at home when shopping now. For some reason, the Lamborghini has never been keyed. The Lamborghini is for sure the better of the two, especially with its amazing sound system and options.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2004

25th Jan 2005, 22:38

Good to see an owner of one of these cars appreciate it and take the time to testify to it. Maybe the above commenter from 29 December should realize that this car is one of very few that gets to 60mph in first gear- and maybe that's why his wife is happy to stay in first. If you were God, you would have known this. Say MURCY biatch.

8th May 2005, 16:37

Hmmmmmmmmm. I know all about Canadian winters. I lived through some bad ones on the east coast. 1: Why would you drive an super expensive exotic sports coupe in the winter? That goes for the F50 too. 2: My girlfriend drives a Range Rover. Last gen. but still, impressive off road and in bad weather. How much snow was there to get a Rover stuck? Had to be up to the grill, which means the snow would likely be up to the windshield of the Lamb. You might own the Lambo, but it being able to get it moving when a Rover could not? Not likely.

2003 Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2 liter

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 6.2 liter Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired520 miles
Most recent distance950 miles
Previous carBMW Z8


Ridiculously expensive, but worth every cent.


Engine management needed adjusting, and the overhead cabinet came down and could not be closed.

General Comments:

I've had about 50 cars, almost all of them top of the line vehicles. This car is better than any I've had, including a 355 and a 550 f\Ferrari, and a 2001 Porsche turbo. There's no comparison to anything else. It's a truly spectacular fun machine, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2003

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 5 reviews