Lamborghini Miura Concept

The Lamborghini Miura

The Lamborghini Miura is possibly the most iconic sports car of the brand and the first that could rival Ferrari.

Lamborghini is a brand of high-performance sports vehicles founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in Sant’Agata Bolognese in Italy, very close to neighboring Manarello, home of Ferrari.

The Lamborghini Miura become an icon of the sixties is a two-seater sports coupe, with averages of 4.37 meters in length, 1.76 meters in width and 1.05 meters in height. The wheelbase is 2.5 meters and its weight is 1,292 kilograms.

This model, which was on sale between 1966 and 1972 and of which only 764 units were manufactured, has become one of the most charismatic of the brand since it was the first model of the brand to compete with solera brands such as Ferrari or Maserati.

Lamborghini Miura perfectly exemplifies that rivalry story, that of Ferruccio against Enzo, a story of desire for revenge, a story of a dream, a desire fought and achieved, a story of a high performance road and vertigo designs that Start with the Miura.

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura Concept

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Origin

The life of the Lamboghini Miura begins in the spare time of Paolo Stanzani and Gian Paolo Dallara, both Lamborghini engineers. In the company of Bob Wallace, the test driver of the brand, a new model that separates from the Lamborghini 350 GT, the first model of the brand, and Ferruccio’s intentions to create comfortable sports cars, “great” passenger cars ”(GT).

After months of work in secret, to avoid Ferruccio’s refusal, the Turin Salon of 1965 arrives and Lamborghini presents a central motor chassis, a chassis that would have Marcelo Gandini, from Bertone, to cover it with the design that finally presented the mark in the 1966 Geneva Motor Show.

The Lamborghini Miura was born after the arrival of the Ferrari 250 GTO, although it lived during the stage of more “mundane” models (with many quotes) such as 275, 330 or 365, arriving after the end of the Miura the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. The Porsche 911 was practically being born and Jaguar had the Jaguar E-Type.

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Miura P400

Lamborghini Concept for P400

The first Miura, called P400, was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966. It was equipped with a 3.2-liter V12 engine. Then the P400 would be known as Later 4 liter, given the increase in engine size of the following models.

 

Miura P400S

Lamborghini Concept for Miura P400S 

The Miura P400S, also known as “Miura S”, was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1969. It is an evolution of the P400 with small adjustments in its appearance and increased engine power from 350 to 370 horses.

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Miura P400SV

Lamborghini Concept for Miura P400SV

The new evolution driven, among other things, by the many shortcomings of the P400, fundamentally aerodynamic, and by its entry into the US market in the late 1960s. The result was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971, and consisted of revisions in the body and chassis, as well as an increase in engine power to 385 horses.