It’s been 50 years since the unequivocally beautiful Lamborghini Miura etched a name for itself as one of the most gorgeous automobiles ever made. Penned by the legendary Marcello Gandini during his stint at Bertone, the Miura was introduced in 1966 with a mid-mounted, 3.9-litre V12 engine. Only 764 units were built till 1973. Since 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Miura, Lamborghini took to create a special edition of its Aventador super car to celebrate the icon.
Called the Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage, it has been created by the company’s Ad Personam customization division. Over the standard Aventador, this special edition gets a two-tone paint job which dips into the Miura’s classic palette and includes shades like Rosso Arancio Miura, Verde Scandal and Blu Tahiti. The Dione wheels can be had finished in matte silver or gold, where commemorative badges adorn the rear fenders. The interior is enhanced in either Nero Ade (black) or Terra Emilia (tan) leather, with matching top-stitching and carbon-fiber trim.
The Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage edition, like the standard car, gets a 700 bhp strong, mid-mounted, atmospheric 6.5-litre V12 engine. Power is sent to all four wheels using Lamborghini’s 7-speed automated manual transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. Needless to say, performance happens to be ballistic, with 0-100 kph coming up in a blistering 2.9 seconds, while top speed is rated at upwards of 330 kph. It was on display at the recently concludes Goodwood Festival of Speed, and only 50 will be built, with prices still to be announced.