Published on August 10th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Lamborghini’s Miura celebrates 50 years
There is more to this classic Lamborghini than its visual stimulation. This is a car that rock stars, playboys and questionable investment bankers own. This Miura gave birth to the Lamborghini supercar program as we know it. Ferruccio Lamborghini had only been building cars for three years when the Miura was unveiled in 1966. This Miura took its inspiration from Ford’s GT40 race car with a V12 engine installed behind the cockpit.
As part of celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Miura, Automobili Lamborghini has sent two Miuras from its Museum down the route used in the film, “The Italian Job”, directed by Peter Collinson. In the opening sequence of the 1969 cult film, the cars traveled up the hairpin curves of state road 27 around Great St. Bernard mountain, in the heart of the Italian Alps.
During the event, the “fathers” of the Miura met in a warm reunion. Gathering together were engineers Gian Paolo Dallara and Paolo Stanzani, who were in charge of the technical side, and Marcello Gandini, who came up with the exterior design for Carrozzeria Bertone.
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