Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

1966 Lamborghini Miura
In 1964 the Lamborghini Miura project began.Lamborghini wanted a car with central engine, two-seat, lightweight, low and attractive style. The experienced development team was formed by New Zealander mechanic Bob Wallace and the Italians designers, Bizzarini Giotto, Paolo Stanzani and Gianpaolo Dallara.

The car, named in honor of Don Eduardo Miura, creator of bulls as Ferruccio Lamborghini, appeared at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966.

Marcello Gandini, a young designer at Bertone, agreed to do and drew one of the most beautiful cars in history, despite the strong inspiration from the Ford GT40, De Tomaso Vallelunga and Ferrari 250LM.

1971 Lamborghini Miura
The Lamborghini Miura was 4.37 m long and only 1.05 m tall. He had a long and wavy hood, with retractable oval headlights. The interior was all covered with leather and many instruments in the center console. The space, even for just two passengers, was reduced. Therefore, some buttons like the trigger of the headlights and windshield cleaner were installed in the ceiling. Another problem of the Miura was the overheating of the engine behind the seats. The V12 engine was 3,929 cc, four triple-body carburetors and 350 horsepower. Five-speed manual gearbox.

The Lamborghini Miura accelerated from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.7 seconds and reach 280 km / h.

Because of defects in comfort and durability, Lamborghini promoted in 1969, improvements in Lamborghini Miura, who won air conditioning, power windows, radio, glove box on the dashboard and seat belts for three points. The engine has a new compression ratio. The power increased to 370 horsepower and top speed rose to 285 km / h. The name was changed to S Miura
New changes came in 1971 with the Lamborghini Miura SV (Spinto Veloce). The power increased to 385 horsepower and the car reached 300 km / h.