Lamborghini Miura: Celebrating 50th Anniversary

lamborghini-miuraIn 1966 an unremarkable company, founded three years prior by a man who built tractors for a living, forever changed the sports car industry.

The unveiling of the Lamborghini Miura shocked the auto industry and then the rest of the world at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. While just down the aisle Ferrari showed its customary front-engined cars in the form of the somewhat underwhelming 365 GTC Spyder and 330 GTC, the Miura was a mid-engined marvel — except that the prototype didn’t actually have an engine in it.

No matter, Ferruccio Lamborghini kept the empty engine bay locked while his engineers continued to work on its muscular V12 back in Sant’Agata Bolognese.

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