The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is a pretty incredible piece of machinery. A road car capable of speeds one would normally associate with an open-wheel racer will always be impressive, especially when you consider it’s laden with government-mandated safety equipment, plus niceties like a stereo and air conditioning. Only a fool would explore the car’s outer performance limits on public roadways, however. That’s best saved for a closed course, and if you can afford an LP640, you should be able to buy yourself some track time to see what it can really do.
The driver (and owner?) of the car in the video above was apparently too foolish to do that, and embarked on a quest to set the “world speed record” for an LP640 on Arizona public highways. Sure, the sound the car makes as it flies past static camera points at some 200 mph is nothing short of incredible, but the act itself is disturbing, because no matter how late at night this film was taken, there are other drivers out, and at 200 miles per hour, the margin for error is exactly zero. Make a mistake, and people are going to die.