In my opinion this was the last real Lambo. New Lambos have a practical engine with an emphasis on handling well and being at least somewhat practical. The new Lambos are setting lap records on the Nurburgring, which just proves that he German's are destroying the old Lambo charm. They're making them faster, sure, and they saved the company from ruin, but they removed their charm in the process. The Murcielago was basically a 570 horsepower Diablo when it first came out in 2002. The eventually upgraded it with the 640, and although it made the Murcie more sedate (watch Top Gear's review of it), they corrected that cars errors with the SV. It might be designed to handle better than a standard Murcie (or any old lambo for that matter), but it's 7:42 on the Nurburgring doesn't help it,s cause when many other cars at the time were much faster than this. But it is good at one thing: Being a Lamborghini. It's got no rear vision whatsoever, a massive spoiler that actually slows down the car (213 with the smaller spoiler, 208 with the big one), show-off doors, way too much power for it's own good (670 isn't much today but it was insane 10 years ago and trust me, it feels like more in a Lamborghini), and of course that classic Lamborghini charm of being uncomfortable, having a hot cabin and no radio with optional A/C delete. It's also the last real Lambo in the way that it's still using the Countach or Diablo's V12, just producing more power. In my opinion it sounds much better than the current Lambos.