Produced between 1966 and 1973, the vehicle debuted at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show.
The Lamborghini Miura, one of our favorite supercars of all time, is like a fine wine – it gets better and better with age. But you probably won’t believe that it debuted five decades ago, when it was the fastest production road car available.
The Sant’Agata Bolognese-based manufacturer is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the vehicle by sending two Miuras from its museum down the route used in “The Italian Job” film, directed by Peter Collinson. The duo is traveling up the hairpin curves of state road 27 around Great St. Bernard mountain in the heart of the Italian Alps.
Engineers Gian Paolo Dallara and Paolo Stanzani, who were in charge of the technical side of the revolutionary mid-engined sports car, had a “warm reunion” with designer Marcello Gandini, who created the stunning design of the Miura.
The beautiful Great St. Bernard Pass was opened on a one-time basis especially for this event, when the two Miuras were escorted by vehicles from Anas, the government-owned Italian company that builds and maintains roads, and the Polizia Stradale (Highway Patrol).
Ten years ago, when Lamborghini celebrated the 40th anniversary of the model, a modern Miura concept was revealed at the American Museum of Television & Radio. A few weeks later, the study visited the NAIAS in Detroit, where it was explained “retro design is not” what Lamborghini is "here for", so the company “won’t do the Miura.”