Monday, August 26, 2019

Lamborghini Miura SV/J

When the Lamborghini Miura debuted in 1966, it was a sensation with its radical mid-engine chassis and gorgeous looks. It had the performance too but it wasn't without its faults. The Miura became notorious for generating front-end lift at high speeds. Making it worse, the fuel tank was located just behind the front axle, meaning the nose would get even lighter as fuel was expended. Effort to fix the Miura's shortcomings helped create the Miura SVJ.
There are six examples of the Miura SV/J known to be built by the factory, while the Miura was still in production. One was built new (chassis #5090) and five were converted from existing SVs (chassis #4934, #4860, #4892, #4990 & #5084).

Any Miura is a beautiful car to behold, but the SVJ takes the Miura to the next level. This 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV/J hammered for $ 1.9m in 2015.
385 hp, 3,929 cc DOHC transverse V-12 engine, four Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transaxle, independent front and rear suspension by coil springs and unequal length wishbones, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes.