Wednesday, March 15, 2017

1966 Lamborghini Miura

The Miura is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1966 and 1973. The car pioneered the mid-engined two-seat layout, the standard for supercars since. When released, it was the fastest production road car made. The Miura's rolling chassis was presented at the 1965 Turin auto show, and the prototype P400 debuted at the 1966 Geneva show. It received a stellar reception.
The earliest model of the Miura was known as the P400. It was powered by a 3.9L Lamborghini V12 engine. The engine was mounted transversely and produced 345hp and 262 lb·ft @ 5000. 275 P400 were produced between 1966 and 1969 - a success for Lamborghini despite its then-steep price of US$20,000
The Miura was named after a Spanish ranch whose bulls have an infamous attack instinct.

A mint condition 1968 Miura was sold for $900,000 in 2016.