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LAMBORGHINI MIURA (1966-1972) CAR HISTORY

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Was there ever a more dramatic road car than the Lamborghini Miura? Pioneering the mid-engined configuration on a road car, it lifted this still-young company from promising newcomer to serious contender, eclipsing Ferrari in some people's eyes as a maker of advanced super cars: it would be a further seven years before Enzo produced a 12-cylinder mid-engined road car, the Boxer.


Though Ferruccio Lamborghini wouldn't let his young design team build a racer, he was happy to give the go-ahead for a super-sports car, borrowing mid-engined principles from the latest crop of Formula 1 cars and sports racers, the 250LM and GT40. When the Miura was finished, Ferruccio thought, it was too wild to sell to the public, seeing it more as an image-boosting show car that would help to sell his more conventional front-engined machines. The Miura —named after a Spanish fighting bull - turned out to be one of the company's best-selling and most profitable models.


Taking a sideways glance at the Ford GT40 chassis, designer Giampaolo Dallara schemed a unitary steel hull, but, unlike the Ford, comfortably big enough for two very rich occupants. To keep the length down, the four-liter, 350 bhp V-twelve engine was mounted transversely behind the cockpit. To get the drive to the rear wheels, Lamborghini designed a special transaxle, mounted at the rear of the engine in unit with the light alloy crankcase, in a concept not unlike the BMC Mini but revolutionary on a car with such high performance. Suspending the whole chassis on coil springs and wishbones, he displayed the ensemble, still without a body, at the 1965 Turin show. Orders soon started rolling in and with a stack of deposits Fen-uccio felt able to commission Bertone to clothe the naked car.


Nuccio Bertone put his best man on the job - Marcello Gandini. Just 25 at the time, he designed a bold, sensual car that, 30 years on, has lost none of its head-turning appeal. 'Eyelashes' around the flip-up lights and louvered engine cover were memorable styling signatures for what was easily the best-looking Lamborghini made. It was a year after its 1966 Geneva show introduction that the car, designated P400, went into full production, beset by assembly-line hiccups. It was worth the wait, however, for the car hit the headlines with a 170 mph (273 kph) top speed. Sheer performance was only half the story: the balance, traction and cornering power conferred by the mid-engined location put the Miura in another dimension. For advanced students with the requisite buying power it was dream come true, and anyone who complained about the glorious noise, heavy gear change, and the misery of driving it in traffic could go out and buy a more compromised automotive trinket.


Not that Lamborghini didn't fine-tune the somewhat raw original P400. The S of 1969 had a stiffer shell, wider tires, improved suspension, vented disc brakes and a bit more power, plus little luxury touches like power windows and the option of air-conditioning. Best of the breed was the 1971 SV, with 385 bhp and completely redesigned front and rear suspension to eliminate aerodynamic lift which some owners had complained they suffered from at high speeds. A new sump cured engine-damaging oil surge during sustained hard cornering. The SV lasted just a year, bowing out in late 1972 as the LP400 Countach came on stream.


LAMBORGHINI MIURA

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

ENGINE TYPE

V-twelve

CAPACITY

3929 cc

POWER

350-385 bhp

TRANSMISSION

5-speed manual

TOP SPEED

170 mph (273 km/h)

NUMBER BUILT

762

 

 

 

 

 

 
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