Posted Feb 4th 2013 4:28PM
With a staggering 389,304 km (241,902 miles) on the odometer, this early production 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago is believed to have seen more asphalt than any other Murcie in existence.
Simon George, a contributor at EVO magazine in the UK, owns this once-fine specimen and has been using it as a track day car for his supercar experience school that lends seat time to drooling aficionados. Beyond this, he's also been using his Murcielago as a daily driver!
Needless to say, "SG54 LAM" (as he's nicknamed his car) has steered clear of many a tree, guardrail and wayward driver since new. Simon and his entrusted drivers have done a stellar job keeping her in her original splendor, but tragedy struck at a recent track day. And well, the aftermath is quite ugly as you can see.
The tragic details can be read by clicking through, if you can stomach them...
Simon painfully recounts the incident on AutoNeuroticFixation.com (reader discretion is advised), "Exiting a chicane the back end stepped out, the traction control couldn't save it and neither could the instructor. The front offside of the car impacted heavily with the only tree withing 100 metres. Informed of the incident, I shot out to the scene and, after establishing there were thankfully no serious injuries, it was a good few minutes before I lifted my head from my hands."
Rubbing even more salt in the wound is the fact that "SG45 LAM" was rebuilt and repainted just a few hundred kilometers before the crash. In fact, an article in EVO Magazine states that Simon had just rebuilt the engine and transmission and swapped in new suspension bits, a new oil cooler and water pump. Afterward, the Lambo was sent to the paint shop for a cosmetic refresh – which was promptly undone by the crash.
A warped roof reveals a bent chassis, and the insurance provider has since written the car off – but nostalgia has gotten the better of Simon and rumour has it, he will be spending the necessary coin out-of-pocket to put the Murcie back on the road and track.
The World's a more scenic place with as many Italian exotics on the road as possible – we wish Simon and his Lambo a speedy recovery.
In the meantime, enjoy the video below from Simon's exotic track day school showing the school's remaining Murcielago in action.