Lamborghini Miura: the Italian classic, prices and equipment

In 1965, at the Turin Motor Show, Lamborghini has introduced several new models, among which was the ring layout of the new sports coupe. Being built on an innovative chassis with a located 4.0-liter 12-cylinder engine, the new product had already seen a potentially successful project. The Italians used the new chassis for the rear-wheel drive sports coupe Miura, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966. Model did not pull. The car, named Lamborghini Miura P400, was launched in a series in the same year. Interestingly, its name sports coupe is named after the Spanish breed of fighting bulls Miura (Miura). If we recall that the Lamborghini logo is just the same bull, the choice of the name is quite clear. Lamborghini Miura P400 equipped with a 4.0-liter V-shaped twelve-cylinder engine, which is paired with a five-speed gearbox. Power power plant amounted to 350 hp
High-performance motor and light weight of the car (a total of 1292 kg) allowed the P400 to be the fastest production car in the world. So, a hundred Italian sports car accelerates in 5.7 seconds and its top speed of 273 km/h. Lamborghini Miura impressed contemporaries not only for its dynamic performance, but also design. Interestingly, the sports car was engaged in the development of exterior legendary Marcello Gandini. It was he who proposed that the Miura as possible squat. Thus, the height of the vehicle 055 is only 1 mm, and the width and length – 1 760 and 4370 mm, respectively. In addition, with the filing Gandini developed a unique way to access the vehicle. To get inside the compartments you need to press the lock, hidden from prying eyes in the ventilation slots in the top of the door. In the next few years, the Italian manufacturer has produced other modifications of the model. At first, the public was presented exclusive Miura P400 Roadster. While working on this version, Italian experts have markedly improved the aerodynamics of the car, allowing the maximum speed reached the mark of 300 km/h. In 1969, it appears the first production series – Miura P400 S. Unlike the original, the car equipped with new tires, ventilated disc brakes, automatic windows and thicker steel body. Motor sports coupe has been redesigned, so that its power increased to 370 hp P400 S was the most popular model series. Lamborghini released a total of 338 sports cars. The most powerful version of the model is considered to be a modification of Miura Jota. 440-hp version was released in a single copy. Unfortunately, a few years later the owner of a unique sports car (a big Italian industrialists) had an accident in which the car was severely damaged and burned down… Another worth mentioning is the modification of the model Miura P400 SV, released in 1971 sports car not only got a more powerful engine (385 hp), but differs from its predecessors in terms of design. A total of 150 cars produced P400 SV. In 1972, the leadership of Lamborghini decides to curtail production Miura, the cause of which is called a shortage of production capacity required for the release of a new model Countach. Despite the fact that with all the modifications were produced only 750 cars Lamborghini Miura, many believe that this model (and sports car Countach, its successor) has played a huge role in the development of the Italian company. At the time, the Italian sports car can be purchased for about $ 20,000. Today, most of the cars Lamborghini Miura is in private collections, and buy a sports car can only be at the auction, and the price of the car (depending on its state and release) may be several hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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