The Lamborghini Miura concept from the 2006 Detroit Auto
Show revived the legendary Lamborghini
Miura name of the 60's and 70's.
Designed by Chief Lamborghini stylist, Walter De Silva,
the 2006 Miura concept is a clean and pure supercar devoid
of any unnecessary decoration.
A retro concept, the new Miura shares many styling cues
with the original, from the overall body shape to the
smaller details like the headlights and rear air intakes,
although the new Miura is larger in size, in part to comply
with modern safety regulations.
Unlike the original car which was propelled by a V12,
the speculated powerplant for a production Miura might
have been a V10 from the Lamborghini
Gallardo, modified to develop over 600 bhp. This could
be mated to a seven-speed DSG sequential transmission
courtesy of the Bugatti
Veyron. Performance for a production version could
match, if not beat, the Ferrari
Enzo. (No production run is scheduled however).
The new Miura's bodywork, unlike the original, has been
designed to provide the essential downforce required at
200+ mph. Additional downforce comes at 75 mph when the
rear spoiler rises from the bodywork.
Similar and related vehicles:
Lamborghini Concept S