If you consider yourself a true car aficionado, you may recognize the Miura from Lamborghini as the first supercar in the world. But have you heard about the Miura Spinto Veloce (SV)? It is relevant as it is regarded as the last and most advanced model from this supercar range.
It also boasted a sleek profile and exceptional specs that fit the image of this brand more than any of its other supercars. The Miura is even considered by many as the first-ever modern supercar – which came after the Mercedes 300 SL and Ferrari 275 GTB.
It was at the 1963 Turin Motor Show that the first Lamborghini prototype was first presented. During the F1 week at Monaco in 1966, a Miura number 1 was seen parked on the Place du Casino. If you’re wondering, the car’s name is taken from Seville’s fighting bulls.
It made a mark on anyone who saw it because it was very different from Ferrari’s vehicles.
At the 1965 Turin Motor Show, visitors were treated to a display of its final design. This bare chassis featured quite an unusual layout and people got excited over how the final product would appear.
Many had looked at the chassis design on the Miura and concluded that it was a race chassis. However, Ferruccio had been totally against racing. A provision in the company’s bylaws banned racing. That’s why the Miura came to be created and known as a road car of the topmost quality.