The Fallen Stars Lamborghini Miura Concept

  • 03 September 2022
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At the beginning of the 2000s, two icons from the past, the Mini Morris and the New Fiat 500 were re-proposed on new mechanics with styles that were heavily inspired by the original cars. Among the icons of the past, another car was and will always remain in the hearts and dreams of many: the Lamborghini Miura. 

1-Lamborghini-Miura-P400-1024x683 Lamborghini Miura P400. Unmistakable inspiration

For a while, it even seemed like they might revive it: in 2006 the model celebrated it’s fiftieth anniversary, and to mark the occasion, a “new Miura” appeared - a perfectly made show car – interpreted by the then design chief of Audi and Lamborghini, Walter de Silva.

2-Fiat-500-1024x683 Fiat 500: before and after

The car received a rapturous reception for its ability to bring together the magical, original design of Marcello Gandini with the needs and rules of the moment. In fact, the restyling of the lower part of the body takes the structural strength and aerodynamic performance of the car to a whole different level, without disturbing its delicate aesthetic balance. 

3-MINI-1024x683 MINI: before and after

Even the touches of contemporary style applied to the interior, lights and wheels were carefully measured to achieve a consistent, timeless and immediately recognizable design.

4-Lamborghini-Miura-1024x576 Lamborghini Miura: before and after

So what happened to it? Nothing! The choice was a painful one but consistent with Lamborghini’s strategy of always wanting to look ahead and innovate. A new Miura, while certainly excellent for the market, would have interrupted this strategy. 

5-Lamborghini-Miura-Concept-1024x768 Lamborghini Miura Concept: perfect even in the modern version

The model remains in the company’s collection and is often exhibited at the Museum of Sant’Agata Bolognese, the town where the first Miura was born, igniting the legend of the Raging Bull.

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