In July, 1998, an agreement between the shareholders of Lamborghini and Audi was signed in London for the complete take-over of the Lamborghini. Finally the House of the Bull has a strong owner, widely respected in the automotive world for his technical competence
and commercial success, that would open a new perspective of success to the supercars built in Sant'Agata.
In January 2000 the Diablo 6.0, the first Lamborghini with a V12 6 litre engine and carbonfibre body was presented to the press and to the public.
"Lamborghini’s Murciélago sports coupe debuted in 2002 as the successor to the long-running Diablo; an open-top Roadster version followed in 2004 for the ’05 model year. The low-to-the-ground two-seater sports scissor-opening doors and over-the-top angular styling. It was named after a legendary fighting bull whose life was spared."
Apart from the obvious stylistic changes that the removal of a roof causes, the biggest differences between the Murcielago roadster over the coupe are related to the chassis.
The exotic Italian automaker reinforced the sub structure of the roadster to improve torsional rigidity. Even without the roof, the Murcielago Roadster retains an impressive level of structural stiffness, and there's also
a rather clever latticework frame covering the engine that again improves the vehicle's rigidity.