Lambo’s CEO is hinting on a 21st century version of the legendary Miura

Is it possible that Lamborghini’s planned brand expansion is going to include a future car that will be inspired by one of its most iconic models? It’s too early to tell at this point, but Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali did tell Automotive News that the Italian automaker is open to creating a “21st-century interpretation” of the Lamborghini Miura. Now may not be the time for Lamborghini fans to lose their collective minds over this possibility, but if it does come to fruition, well, that’s a different story altogether.

The question now is whether there’s more to what Domenicali hinted at regarding the possibility of a Miura-inspired supercar being developed in time for a launch date sometime between 2025 and 2030. The former head of Ferrari’s Formula One outfit didn’t dive into the specifics, but his comments could play into the company’s plans to expand its model portfolio beyond the Avantador, Huracan, and the upcoming Urus SUV. A Miura-inspired supercar would certainly fit in with what Lamborghini intends to do with its model lineup moving forward, and just as important, it would ignite a nostalgic call-back to one of the company’s most famous models. If we do see this car in the future, expect Lamborghini to throw all its might into making sure that his 21st-century version of the Miura lives up to the legacy of the original model. That’s going to be a very high bar to meet, but Lambo wouldn’t be doing this if it doesn’t have something special in store for all of us.

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For those who are too young to remember the Lamborghini Miura and its place in the annals of the Raging Bull, here’s little refresher on the car and the legacy it created as one of Lambo’s most famous models.

Lamborghini's Next Performance Car Could Draw Inspiration from the Legendary Miura High Resolution Exterior
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Lamborghini's Next Performance Car Could Draw Inspiration from the Legendary Miura High Resolution Exterior
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It was introduced in 1966 and had a production life of seven years, succeeded ultimately by the Lamborghini Countach. For some folks, the Miura still stands to this day as the sexiest model Lamborghini ever created, a testament to the skills of Lambo’s engineering team. And, that team, as legend has it, designed the car against the wishes of Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. Ultimately, the Miura was sent to production and, at the time of its launch, it became the fastest production road car ever made. It remains iconic to this day due to its timeless design and its most powerful iteration, the Miura P400SV, which had 380 horsepower and 286 pound-feet of torque on tap.

Lamborghini's Next Performance Car Could Draw Inspiration from the Legendary Miura High Resolution Interior
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As far as picking what OG Lamborghini is to use as an inspiration for a 21st-century version, the Miura is on top of the list of many people, myself included. We already saw what it could look like in concept form back in 2006 when Lamborghini introduced the Miura Concept, but it’s been 11 years since, so don’t expect the old concept to be used in any meaningful way should a new version arrive in the next decade or so.

Lamborghini's Next Performance Car Could Draw Inspiration from the Legendary Miura Drivetrain High Resolution
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Say what you will about Lamborghini giving us these hints of its long-term plans, but rest assured, if the Italian automaker does move forward with a Miura-inspired supercar in the coming years, it’s going to be dominating the headlines, as it should.

Read our full review on the Lamborghini Miura here.

Source: Automotive News

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