Lamborghini Murcielago V12 Engine
You could either buy a decent new car for $31,000, or this Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2L V12 pulled from a roadster that suffered a front end collision. The Murcielago Roadster employed a manually attached soft roof as a cover from adverse weather, but a warning on the windshield header advised the driver not to exceed 100 mph with the roof in place, since it was made of fabric. However, when not in use, it could be folded and fit into a leather bag supplied with the car in order to store it in the front compartment. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.



The Murcielago Roadster’s designer, Luc Donckerwolke, used the B-2 stealth bomber, the Wally 118 WallyPower yacht, and architect Santiago Calatrava’s Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia, Spain as his inspiration for the vehicle’s revised rear pillars as well as engine cover. This model weights 65 lb more than the coupe due to the loss of the roof and the addition of chassis reinforcing components.

Lamborghini Murcielago V12 Engine
Lamborghini Murcielago V12 Engine
Lamborghini Murcielago V12 Engine
Despite its slightly heavier weight, the roadster could still accelerate from 0–60 mph in 3.8 seconds, which is faster than the coupe owing to the increased weight while the top speed remained the same as its hardtop counterpart. More information.