The world’s first supercar
What good is a V8 if it’s on top of the front wheels? That was the question Ferruccio Lamborghini asked his team in 1965. Their answer was to mount the engine transversely (east-west) behind the cockpit. The result is a car with unbeatable grip and performance, even by modern standards. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful bodies ever sculpted by Bertone, so we’re excited that the Lamborghini Miura SV turns 50 this year. Almost all of them are accounted for, but we need you to help Curated find the lost SV.
Known as the P400 project, the Super Veloce sought to squeeze every ounce of performance from the Miura. The boss turned to his chief engineers Giampaolo Dallara and Paolo Stanzani to push the car to its limits. Their upgrades included separate oil systems for the engine and transmission, with coolers for each.
New carburetors fed more aggressive cams while also improving the car’s temperment on the street. The Miura SV debuted in 1971 with 385 horsepower, a stiffer chassis, and 9″ wide rear wheels. The car was and is far ahead of its time, and that’s why we love offering them to you. Click the button to find your Miura and stay with us for all your Lamborghini news.
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