As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Automobili Lamborghini is introducing the Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage. This is a special edition of the current Aventador coupe that pays homage to the Miura, which is considered as the ancestor of all V12 Lamborghini super sports cars. Lamborghini will only build and sell 50 examples of the Aventador Miura Homage to selected global markets, although majority of them have already been sold. The new Aventador Miura Homage – a masterpiece of Lamborghini's Ad Personam studio – pays tribute to the colors as well as specifications of original Miura models. For instance, the color of the upper body is complemented by a contrasting tone of the lower body.
Lamborghini had been building the original Miura according to the preference of the client in terms of colors and trims. Six of the most iconic colors for the iconic Miura were made available for the Aventador Miura Homage, including Blu Tahiti (metallic), Rosso Arancio Miura (solid color); and Verde Scandal (solid). Marking the special version of the super sports car is a metallic Miura badge on the side and black Lamborghini logo on the rear end, as well as a limited edition plate inside the cabin. The Aventador Miura Homage is available in 20-inch or 21-inch Dione rims finished in either matt silver or gold. Its interior could be specified in any of the available internal colors, both in full Nero Ade or Terra Emilia leather with tone-on-tone stitching and carbon fiber package offered as standard.
The upper part of the seats features Miura 50th logo stitching in gold or silver while the leather dashboard comes with the 'Lamborghini' embroidered lettering. Just like the vehicle it pays tribute to, the new Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage is powered by a V12 engine, this time a 6.5 liter unit that develops up to 700 hp of output available at 8,250 rpm and up to 690 Nm of torque available at 5,500 rpm, allowing the special edition to sprint from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 350 Km/h (217 mph).
This new special edition will be presented as part of the super sports car maker’s celebrations for the Miura's 50th anniversary at different events throughout 2016, including the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Aventador, even when viewed from afar, is easily recognized as a Lamborghini, exuding the super sports car brand’s vaunted design DNA with its very dynamic proportions, muscular frames and its precise surfaces and exact lines. Thus, the Aventador is yet another Lamborghini’s creation that defines design as the beauty of mighty power and the elegance of impressive dynamics.
Aventador is unmistakably a superb creation by designers Centro Stile Lamborghini and can be regarded as an incredibly dynamic sculpture in every facet of its design, starting from its impressive front end, its extremely low roofline to the distinctive rear diffuser. Every shape and line of the Aventador is beautifully created as dictated by its function, particularly the need for speed. Amazingly, the Avantador features a full monocoque made from lightweight carbon fiber, with the whole occupant cell, with tub and roof lodged as a physical component.
This setup helps ensure superb rigidity for excellent handling and stability. It also helps ensure a very high level of passive safety for the driver and passenger. Since the monocoque is made from carbon fiber, it weighs only 147.5 kilograms (325.18 lb). The monocoque, along with the front and rear aluminum frames, provides a superior torsional stiffness of around 35,000 Newton meters per degree, with a total weight of just 229.5 kilograms (505.9 lb).
Using a carbon fiber monocoque, the Aventador boasts of dimensions that give rise to its remarkable proportions: 4.78 meters (188.19 in.) in length, 2.26 meters (88.98 in.) in width including the exterior mirrors, 1.136 mm (44.72 in.) in height. Interestingly, Aventador features doors that open upward, just like those of the iconic Countach, Diablo and Murcielago. Fascinatingly, the Aventador takes a number of elements from its immediate predecessor, the Murcielago.
These include the electronically managed air intakes that open according to the outdoor temperature and the vehicle’s need for cooling air while making sure that the car achieves aerodynamic efficiency. The bonnet dramatically hides the V12 engine from everyone’s view. However, there is an available transparent engine bonnet that allows those who wanted to expose the Aventador’s V12 engine to the delight of onlookers.
Inside, the roomy cabin of the Aventador reveals an intensive employment of premium materials, splendid Italian craftsmanship, modern technology and generous equipment. Easily a standout element inside the cabin of the Avantador is its next-generation dashboard featuring a TFT-LCD screen that displays the vehicle’s instruments and another screen devoted for the standard-fit multimedia and navigation system. The start button for stirring up the V12 engine into action is enclosed by a red switch cover on the broad center tunnel.