After 50 Years, The Lovely Lamborghini Miura is Back
The iconic Lamborghini Miura is one of the few cars always perceived in an optimistic, sepia-tinted, and longingly nostalgic tone, however deservedly so. The Miura is often referred to as the “original” supercar, and its V12 DNA can still be found in the Lamborghini flagships of modern day.
So in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini’s crowning Miura, the Italian supercar marque has brought it back...sort of. Meet the 2017 Lamborghini Miura Homage, a limited-edition Aventador supercar styled in the unmistakable likeness of the original ’66 Miura. Of course, it isn’t technically an all-new car, but the name has returned and so has its unobtainable rarity. Lamborghini will built just 50 of these Miura Homage supercars, and almost all of them have already been claimed. Need one? Better hurry.
According to Lamborghini, the Aventador Miura Homage has been the pet project of the brand’s Ad Personam studio, styled to mirror the pioneering supercar as closely as possible. The signature look is the two-tone paint job, featuring contrasting upper and lower body colors. Lamborghini says six of the most popular original colors are offered, including Rosso Arancio Miura (seen here), Blu Tahiti, and Verde Scandal; kudos to Lamborghini’s excellent color-naming department. On the outside, the rarified Aventador also dons special edition Dione wheels, in a 20- to 21-inch front-to-rear stagger, as well as bespoke Miura exterior badging, while on the inside the supercar comes dressed with two-tone leather upholstery, a carbon fiber trim package, and a plaque designating its rare membership in the Miura family. It's not exactly as faithful to the original car as 2006's lovely Miura concept, though it is quite the looker.
Whereas the original supercar boasted a 4.0-liter V12, the Aventador Miura Homage features the standard car’s 6.5-liter V12, good for a raucous 700 horsepower and jaunts to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. At full tilt, the Italian coupe will hit 217 mph. Need one for yourself? Do hurry, you can bet these will soon be scuttled away to climate controlled garages in the far corners of the world very soon. The reborn supercar makes its grand debut this weekend at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.