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Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

This was the stunning machine that, in 1966, started the mid-engined trend in supercars, making Ferraris appear out of date both in technology and looks. The Miura was also the first supercar with a quad-cam VI2 engine. The sensation of the Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland in 1966, the Bertone low-slung design was almost space-age in concept, and firmly put an identity on future supercars. Its massive side sills were an indication of the new chassis design, using a steel moonquake with big sills and a large center tunnel. The engine was held in a stamped steel frame behind the occupants and featured an alloy block and heads, with classic hemispherical combustion chambers borrowed from an American design, and four camshafts even though it had only two valves per cylinder. The later, SV version had more power with 385bhp (287kW) in 1971, but the fuel crisis saw the end of the car in 1973.

Lamborghini Miura Specifications

Top speed:172 mph (275 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.9 sec
Engine type:V12
Displacement:240 ci (3,929 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:370 bhp (276 kW) @ 7,700 rpm
Max torque:286 lb ft (387 Nm) @ 5,500 rpm
Weight:2,851 lb (1,296 kg)
Economy:11.2 mpg (4 km/I)
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