Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage Debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016
The Lamborghini Aventador needs no introduction. Right at the top of the speed and design chain, this machine may be five years old today, but it certainly rules the tarmac as well as the adrenaline pumping hearts of car enthusiasts. From the roar of the engine to the stunning looks, this machine has everything it takes to get your attention.
Now, while the Aventador is only half a decade old, there’s another machine that took over the motor world half a century ago and made the same waves that the Aventador did – the Miura.
And to celebrate 50 years of one of its most iconic cars, Lamborghini decided to pay tribute to its own legacy of making some of the best cars in the world by announcing 50 special edition Aventadors that draws inspiration from the 1966 Miura.
The Miura was a thunderbolt from the blue haven of the cars of the sixties, matching design and power perfectly to make it one of the best cars to drive out of the Lamborghini stables. A 3.9 liter V12 engine that spewed 260kW, giving the svelte machine the power of hitting speeds of up to 275kms/hour, the supercar enthusiasts of every generation unanimously agree that this was the first production road car in its genre. This was the machine that eventually set into motion the tarmac-scorching realm of supercars, and if Lamborghini wouldn’t have decided to pay tribute to it, it just wouldn’t have seemed right.
Therefore, making its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 was the Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage, representing a limited edition batch of just 50 of its kind, as well as the 50th Anniversary logo of the iconic Miura stitched onto the upper parts of the seats of every machine. Of course, there are those Miura badges on the sides as well as other special additions too.
If the association with Miura, or the 20-inch Dione rims, or even the choice between Terra Emilia or Nero Ade leather don’t impress you much, the power under that hood surely should. A top speed of 350kms/hour, made possible by the 6.5 liter V12 engine is only the beginning of it all.
So, if you’ve been a fan of Lamborghini supercars, you are sure to honor the company’s legacy and how it has all played out in bringing together two of its iconic machines in one smart move.