• Jan 8, 2006

In much the same mold as Ford's reinterpretation of the legendary GT-40, Italy's raging bull, Lamborghini has mined one of its most endearing supercar designs, to create a modern counterpart. Different in every way, yet instantly recognisable as a Miura, the concept met with a warm reaction from a typically jaded press. The unveiling was a dream realized for Lamborghini design bigwig Walter DeSilva, and apparently for a few press people as well.

While de' Silva was quick to point out that there are no immediate plans for production, word on the street is that Automobili Lamborghini may park this one in showrooms by late next year. His first design for Lamborghini since coming on board (he's also the head of the Audi Design Group). While waiting for the press conference to begin, Ihad the occasion to speak with a number of Audi execs, and based upon what I heard, this isn't a runner, as it lacks a working drivetrain. Still, others had pegged the Miura Concept as lacking an interior, and the wiley souls at Sant' Agata Bolognese never so much as cracked its shapely, heavily-tinted doors. If you'll pardon the shoddy photo quality, a Nikon lens and a strong flash give lie to the rumor that the car lacks any sort of interior whatsoever (below). In point of fact, it appears to have a nicely-integrated instrument panel dominated by two metal-bezeled gauges, presumably a tachometer and speedometer. The center console has six smaller gauges that echo the theme, and a prominent metal-bracketed transmission tunnel houses a traditional Lamborghini gated shifter.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      Please make it, please make it, please make it...
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's meant to look retro. If it didn't look anything like the old miura, you guys would be the first to scream murder.
      Charles Clifford
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm accepting any gifts of these cars anybody wants to send me. Chazcliff1@aol.com .
      • 8 Years Ago
      I used to own a 68 Miura (red of course) and the car was spectacular to look at, drive, and just listen to. This Concept Miura has similar lines, but I am not sure about the overall shape. It looks more brutish than the original... even than the SV, but the car is probably more stable at speed. My car would get very light at speeds over 120mph and after a scare in it, we worked on the suspension geometry to make it safer.

      Overall, it looks interesting, but time will tell what the car looks like when it goes into production.

      All The Best,

      Marc
      Caleb
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yeah, when I saw this car, my first thought was "Corvette"? Looks like a fastback version of the '06 Corvette. Don't like it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh yeah and the Ferrari 599GTB doesn't even come close to the new Miura concept IMO.
      Patrick McKenna
      • 9 Years Ago
      Both model and car may be products of intelligent design, but the auto is definately retro.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Im not even old enough to even remember it except for seeing it on top gear, but that looks hot.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I get shivers up and down my spine when I see the rear end. Heck, when I see the entire car I get shivers. I absolutely love it. Simply beautiful. I would like one in lime green with a black interior.
      • 9 Years Ago
      OK, it looks like the crossed the the car with an 80's vette, the stingray version. Better go back to the drawing board, if I wanted to buy this, by the vette!

      Rahnmax
      • 9 Years Ago
      What is the deal with all these RETRO cars? some of us arent old enough to even remember them, it was ok when they did the mustang, it was a novel idea but now all the futuristic looking cars we all love are trading in the fast sleek bodies for those boxy old bodies that made them change the style in the first place.
      • 9 Years Ago
      they should go back to the 34 and 32 model fords they were awsome
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