Lamborghini History: The Legendary Lamborghini Miura

Mid-engine supercars pervade the performance segment due to their inherently balanced weight distribution and exhilarating handling dynamics - the Lamborghini Miura introduced the world to this now-iconic layout and spawned the ensuing automotive trend that continues to this day. While other models utilized the mid-engine layout, no other manufacturer was producing a mid-engined supercar that was strictly designed for usage on the road and not a racetrack. As the vehicle that began the now historic rivalry with Ferrari, and standing as the fastest production road car ever made upon its release in the mid-1960s, the Lamborghini Miura embodies the very essence of Lamborghini - perfectly reflecting the impeccable design, uncompromising craftsmanship, precision engineering and utterly unique stylistic ethos that pervades the entirety of the Lamborghini brand.

The Birth of a Legend: The Lamborghini V12 Engine

Taking the iconic 3.9-liter V12 engine Lamborghini championed and mounting it in a transverse orientation (instead of the typical longitudinal orientation), Lamborghini engineers managed to pack massive power into the Miura without extending its wheelbase beyond where would allow for agile handling dynamics. Exerting a mammoth 350 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, the first-generation Lamborghini Miura exceeded expectations and thrilled performance enthusiasts around the world upon its release.

Timeless Design

With bold, sweeping lines and the now-iconic wedge silhouette prominently featured on the Lamborghini Miura, all future Lamborghini models can be traced back to this iconic model to some degree. Aerodynamic yet stylish, the sculpting of the Miura continues to inspire enthusiasts and designers to this day.

Discover Lamborghini Style and Performance at Lamborghini Dallas

While the Lamborghini Miura remains a sought-after, highly collectible model, Lamborghini Dallas offers numerous new and pre-owned modern Lamborghini models to suit aspiring owners seeking to obtain a piece of automotive history and performance perfection. Stop by our dealership to explore our selection, or give us a call to schedule a consultation today!