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Here's what it's like to drive a Murcielago with 258,000 miles on the clock

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No matter the income of supercar owners, the supercars themselves usually seem incapable of racking up many miles. If they’re not garage queens outright, bought with some shaky plan of being flipped a couple of decades later (with deteriorated hoses and bad oil in the engine and transmission), they tend to sit for months on end at various vacation homes, seeing a couple hundred miles each year in short bursts. That’s why you rarely encounter a 13-year-old Lamborghini with miles commensurate with a 13-year-old Volvo, even if both are used for grocery runs.

There are exceptions, though.
 


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Autocar spent some time behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Murcielago that’s racked up an impressive 258,000 miles while in the employ of a supercar experience company its owner created. This particular 2004 Murcielago was used for as many as 90 events per year for those who paid for a day of driving various exotic wheels. Autocar says that lead to about 600 miles per week for about five years.

So how does a 258,000-mile Lamborghini Murcielago actually feel after all those miles and inexperienced drivers? We won’t spoil the details, but a 40-mph crash headlong into a tree and a subsequent repair failed to send this bull to the farm.

Read the full story here at Autocar.
 

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