After production of the Diablo ended in , it was replaced by the Murcielago. As is Lamborghini tradition, the Murcielago name was taken from the world of bullfighting. Murcielago was a bull that survived 24 sword cuts during a match in the 1800s. The matador chose to spare the bull, and Murcielago was given to a local breeder by the name of Don Antonio Miura. Sound familiar?
These 3 models all come from AUTOart, and are representative of the 1st generation car that was produced from 2001 to 2006. These were simply known as Murcielago, but later versions included the LP-XXX designations after the name. Over its production run, just under 4,000 Murcielagos were produced.