The Lamborghini Miura is a classic supercar created by Lamborghini in 1966. It was the first of its kind and featured many things other cars did not. It featured a V12 engine that produced 365hp, a 0-60 time of 6.3 seconds, with a top speed of 163mph. It was the start of a newfound era in Lamborghini history.
The Miura is looked upon as one of the most special cars created by any car manufacturer. It was the first supercar to ever be created. It was also the first car to ever put the engine in the rear of the car. Other car brands like ferrari, put their engines in the front of the car, but lamborghini put in the back for better weight distribution and more easily accessible power.
On top of all of this, it set the world record for fastest speed of any road going car. This has made it a very desirable car, making car collectors buy it whenever they have a chance to. This has increased its price to almost $1.5M.
When plans for this car came out, Lamborghini was very skeptical and was afraid of making the huge investment of producing these cars, until it was shown at a motor show. The car displayed did not work, yet people were very interested and started placing orders for a car that did not even exist yet. This was the beginning of the Miuras production.
The Miura, however, has an interesting history behind it. Ferruccio Lamborghini eventually went and bought a Ferrari and had a complaint about how the clutch responded. Instead of helping, Ferrari said that he did not know how to drive a car like a Ferrari because he made tractors. From that point on Ferruccio Lamborghini vowed to make a better car than Ferrari, coming out with the Miura, and in fact he did. Until this point in day Ferrari and Lamborghini have a huge rivalry all because of the Muira because it was finally able to outsell Ferrari.
There is still a lot we do not know about this car because it is rare. Car collectors will not share them, but we do know the basic things. It is one of the most impressive cars ever created, and set a new benchmark in automotive manufacturing.
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