Why buy a new Huracan when you can have this?
In a perfect world every week’s craziest Craigslist find would be of an ultra-rare car owned by a private seller. That’s what happened a few weeks back when someone unwisely posted an R34 Nissan GT-R for sale, one that was probably illegally imported. But more often than not the coolest and most interesting cars on the classifieds site are posted by dealerships. A Texas dealer posted a Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 for sale less than a week ago and now comes this 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago.
What’s so damn special about a 2003 Murcielago? This one was tuned by Underground Racing and packs a twin-turbo system that helps it make 1,100 horsepower on 93 octane and 1,300 horses using racing fuel. Or does it? The dealership selling this Lamborghini is Driving Emotions, located in Lake Park, Florida. On its site the Murcielago is quoted as making 900 horsepower on 93 and 1,100 hp on race fuel. In addition to the power difference the two packages obviously differ by cost, with the lower-tier tune priced at $109,000 and $129,000 respectively on Underground Racing’s site. The power discrepancy is only a big deal for whoever decides to buy this Lamborghini. As for matching numbers, well there's the mileage.
There’s just 16,372 miles on the odometer. Of course this is a Lamborghini and with an Underground Racing twin-turbo kit there’s no doubt this supercar was driven hard at least once or twice in its life. With all due respect to the people who tuned this Murcielago, its coolest feature comes straight from the factory. That gated manual is freaking sweet! One of the reasons why Lamborghini dumped the manual transmission was because it had such a low take rate. You never say never, but it’s safe to say Lamborghini will never offer a manual on a production model again. If you have the money you can get the automaker to make whatever the hell you want, but why shell out all that cash when you can just buy this tuned 2003 Murcielago instead?
This 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago tuned by Underground Racing is priced at $229,000 and financing is available. That’s more expensive than the new Huracan LP 580-2 but remember this beast is sporting aftermarket tuning worth over $100,000. Sure it's a lot less techie on the inside and that interior, well, it hasn't really aged well. But still, at a minimum this Lamborghini is putting out 900 horsepower from its twin-turbo 6.2-liter V12. That power is going to all four wheels and all that action is controlled by a gated six-speed manual. You could do a lot worse for $229,000. Just think of all the YouTube videos you could shoot!