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Lamborghini Miura Concept

•The Lamborghini Miura Concept was presented to guests at the Paley Center for Media in January 2006. The retro-styled Lamborghini was commissioned to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the original Miura Concept in 1966. It was designed by Walter de Silva, Lamborghinis design chief, and came with a V12 engine taken from the Lamborghini Murciélago.

• The Lamborghini Miura Concept is a retro styled concept car introduced by Lamborghini in 2006 and built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the original Miura concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966. Codenamed "Concept M" internally, the project began in October 2003 and was the first design to be led by Lamborghini's then new design chief, Walter de'Silva. The show car emulates the design of the original Miura, while its underpinnings are that of the more modern Murciélago.

Design

• It features an advanced all-wheel-drive system with a rising rear spoiler, lower side-intakes, brushed aluminum louvers, and a slightly wider body compared to its predecessor.

• The Miura Concept was based on the Lamborghini Murcielago and used that cars 6.5 litre V12 engine. Unlike the recent Countach special edition, the retro-styled Miura Concept was only ever intended as a one-off design study. Originally presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit the car is now housed at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.

• The Miura can now be found on display in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, at the Lamborghini Museum.

Performance

• As proof of that, at its debut, the Miura was the fastest production car in the world: With a top speed of 280 km/h and an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, the Lamborghini Miura set new standards in the sports cars segment.

• For starters, "Miura" is a breed of Spanish fighting bull, and the wild Miura, with its 430-horsepower, V-12 engine mounted transversely in the rear, is so bold, individualistic and unconventional that it's hard to imagine it fitting into anybody's arbitrary standards, safety or otherwise.

Production

• Lamborghini Huracan 2014-2019. Just 25 Miuras may not sound many, but then Lamborghini built fewer than 800 of these iconic coupés between 1966 and 1973. Only 400 are still believed to be in existence, and the cars here are some of the very best.

• How much is a Lamborghini Miura? To get your hands on a Lamborghini Miura today, expect to pay as much as $4 million or more at auction. In fact, according to Hagerty Insider, an SV Speciale model sold for approximately $4.25 million in 2020. That's a far cry from its starting price of $20,000 back in the late 1960s.