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Lamborghini Murcielago Gets Blacked Out

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On: Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 4:29PM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Murcielago Gets Blacked Out

Back when I was in junior high, a friend told me a random rumor about a Lamborghini (Diablo, I believe) that was blacked out to the point that driven at high speeds it could roll down the highway virtually undetected by the police and other motorists. The car was driven for the purpose of smuggling drugs and the route was somewhere in the flat desert of the American southwest, if memory serves. 

For a while, I took this random story from a buddy as fact, as young kids so often do. When I got old enough to actually question the veracity of the unlikely story, it began smelling like a big, stinking urban legend. Even if a car could be that dark and that fast, wouldn't you hear its giant, grumbling V12 engine and hyper-rotating tires from half a mile away? Oh yeah, and the headlights were off too—always feasible when you're driving at 200 mph in the middle of the night.

I did a quick search before writing this article and found mostly forum debates on this very topic, many supporting the fact that it was a fun but fictional tale. Here's the best break-down I came across. Had the tale been real, and had it taken place in 2010 rather than the 90s, the protagonist would be behind the wheel of the new Murcielago Yeniceri Edition by tuning firm Unicate—the blackest Lambo I've ever seen. 

What's most interesting about the Yeniceri Edition, besides bringing back memories of that urban legend after so many years, is that it's inspired by the "elite fighting troop of soldiers from the Ottoman Empire." And if there's one thing that we know about cars inspired by anything having to do with the deserts of the former Ottoman Empire, it's that they tend to be the most gaudy, "look at me" tunes in the entire world. Yet, Unicate chose to go with the very low-profile matte black scheme that could actually make you believe that driving 200 mph and not being seen is possible.

Unicate began with a 2009 Murcielago LP640, lowering the ride height by an inch while adding some big, lipped wheels—20-inch in front 21-inch in back—that continue with the matte black paint scheme.

The main gaudiness of this tune is that it gets LED lighting in the engine bay to highlight the V12 engine—kind of gratuitous and unnecessary. Unicate also adds LED lights up front under the bumper and around the side skirts to highlight the distinctive exterior. Those won't be helping you escape the authorities.

Oddly enough, Unicate doesn't even mention one of its most striking additions—the smoked out headlight and taillight covers that give the Yeniceri a uniform, black scheme from bumper to bumper. I suppose they thought that those speak for themselves.

Inside, Unicate adds such elements as leather steering, upgraded sound system, and carbon fiber seats and accents.

Unicate left the engine untouched, but modified the exhaust system to add about 20 horses. The 120 dB roar put out by the new exhaust will be a giveaway with the cops, so you may want to tinker with that before smuggling drugs over the Mexican border.

Press Release:

“Yeniceri Edition” World Record Lamborghini Murcielago from Unicate

Unicate are known for taking their exclusive automobile tuning to extremes and their latest creation is certainly no exception to that rule. It is a 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 and Unicate have named it the “Yeniceri Edition”.

The Yeniceri is named after an elite fighting troop of soldiers from the Ottoman Empire – the best of the best. Their name alone would strike fear into the hearts of anyone that heard it and the thunderous sounds that they made as they approached would send people into panic.

The exhaust system of the “Yeniceri Edition” has the same effect as it gives out an amazing 120db whilst standing still. The exhaust system has been newly developed using the original tailpipes and increases the performance in the region of 20PS.

The ride itself has been lowered by about 1 inch (20mm) which is amazing considering the size of the wheels that it has. The Unicate Wheels “ConcavTen” have a Chrome outer lip whilst the center and Inner lip have a Matt Black finish to match the body work. The wheels on a ride like this are usually 8,5×20 with 2 inch outer lip and 235 tires on the front and 13×20 with a 6 inch outer lip and 335 tires on the rear. Unicate had other plans however and have managed to fit 10,5×20 with a full 4 inch outer lip and 285/25 ZR 20 tires titeson the front and a massive 13,5×21 with a 6 inch outer lip and 375/25 ZR 21 on the rear which surely makes this Lamborghini a world record car.

Cem Altun, CEO and founder of Unicate and the MEC Design Group, said “We wanted to take the wheels to the extremes and wanted to give it a wider wheel on the rear but there aren’t any tires wide enough. It’s great! It drives much better now than when it had the smaller original wheels on, it’s much more sportier now and you have the real feeling of driving a safer sports cars.”

Unicate have incorporated LED Daylight driving lights into the front grill under the bumper as well as adding 5 LED lights underneath each of the side skirts. The engine compartment hasn’t missed out either and now features LED lighting which shows off the beautiful Lamborghini engine.

The interior gets an overhaul as well as Unicate have designed a completely new carbon fibre and leather sports steering wheel. Nothing is spared as the carbon fibre finish also features throughout the interior with the speedometer housing, gear paddles, heating-/ radio housing and the middle console also having the high class finish.

Unicate have finished it off with a music system that has 2 way-system-boxes, amplifier and bass case. Whichever way you look at it, the sound that it produces whether from the stereo or from the newly developed exhaust, it will be enough to send other tuning companies running for cover before they get chance to see just how unique the “Yeniceri Edition” Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 looks. Unicate take some of the finest automobiles available in the world, restyle and upgrade them to make them simply—Unique.


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