Celebrating 50 years since the Miura started the mid-engined supercar trend

Launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, five months after its initial unveiling at the company’s headquarters, the Aventador replaced the then-decade-old Murcielago as Lamborghini’s flagship supercar. Also named after a fighting bull, a Lamborghini tradition since the 1960s, the Aventador features a more angular design than its predecessor, borrowing heavily from the limited edition Reventon and the Estoque concept car. While the Murcielago used a V-12 engine based on a unit that debuted in 1963, the Aventador received a brand-new engine. The 690-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12 is Lambo’s fourth in-house powerplant and the first all-new V-12 in nearly five decades.

Speaking of five decades, Lamborghini celebrates 50 years since the introduction of of its first supercar, the Miura, in 1966. And, since the Aventador is a direct descendant of the car that started the whole mid-engined supercar trend, Lamborghini designed a limited-edition model that pays homage to the Miura. It goes by the name Miura Homage and features an exterior paint scheme that matches that of its iconic predecessor. It will be built in limited numbers and, as it is the case with such Lamborghinis, it will cost a fortune.

The bespoke supercar made its debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. and will be showcased at various events as part of Lamborghini’s celebrations for the Miura’s 50th anniversary by the end of the year.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage.

  • 2016 Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage
  • Year:
    2016
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  • Engine:
    V12
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    700 @ 8250
  • Torque @ RPM:
    508
  • Displacement:
    6.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    217 mph
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What makes the Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage special

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What sets the Aventador Miura Homage apart from the standard supercar is the special two-tone livery created by the company’s Ad Personam studio. Just like the original Miura, the special-edition Aventador comes with the lower body and sills finished in a contrasting tone. The presentation car has a red body and golden lower section and wheels, but Lamborghini says that customers can choose between six colors, including Rosso Arancio Miura, Verde Scandal, and Blu Tahiti.

The exterior’s homage to the Miura continues with twin-five-spoke Dione rims in either Matte Silver or Gold, measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches to the rear. A metallic Miura badge on the side and black Lamborghini logo on the rear round off the bespoke exterior.

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Inside, the only new features are the Miura 50th logo stitched into the upper part of the seats in gold or silver to match the exterior livery, the "Lamborghini" lettering embroidered on the leather dashboard, and a limited-edition plate. However, Lambo offers two special upholstery colors, in either full Nero Ade or Terra Emilia leather with tone-on-tone stitching and carbon-fiber trim.

Under the hood, the Miura Homage is a standard Aventador, but that’s nothing to sneeze at, as Lambo’s range-topping supercar is motivated by a 6.5-liter V-12 rated at a whopping 690 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. Like the standard model, the Miura Homage needs 2.9 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start and 10.6 ticks to complete the quarter mile. Top speed is officially rated at 217 mph, but instrumented tests revealed that the Aventador can do more than 220 mph.

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Production is limited to only 50, the majority of which have already been sold. Pricing information is not available, but it’s safe to assume that it costs in excess of $500,000.

Lamborghini Aventador

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Designed to replace the Murcielago, the Aventador is Lambo’s fifth flaship model since the introduction of the Miura in 1966. Its predecessors include the Diablo and the Countach. Launched in 2011 with a brand-new engine under the hood — the company’s fourth in-house unit and the first all-new V-12 since 1963 — the Aventador will be replaced once production reaches 4,000 units. The molds used to make the carbon-fiber monocoque are expected to last 500 units each and only eight have been made, meaning that a successor will arrive once Lambo runs out of molds for the car. Power is provided by a free-breathing, 6.5-liter, V-12 rated at 690 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque, which enables the Aventador to hit 60 mph from a standing start in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of at least 217 mph. Pricing for the supercar starts from around $400,000.

Read our full review on the Lamborghini Aventador here.

Press Release

Automobili Lamborghini presents the Aventador Miura Homage, a special edition of the current Aventador coupe that pays tribute to the Miura, the forerunner of all V12 Lamborghini super sports cars in its 50th anniversary year. Just 50 units of the car will be produced, the majority of which have already been sold, available in selected markets worldwide.

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Created by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam studio, the Aventador Miura Homage reflects the colors and specifications of original Miura models. The upper body in one color is complemented by the lower body and sill in a contrasting tone. The original Miura was produced in a plethora of color and trims, often to the particular specification of a client, with six of the most iconic solid and metallic colorways selected for the Aventador Miura Homage including Rosso Arancio Miura (solid color); Verde Scandal (solid); and Blu Tahiti (metallic).

The Aventador exterior’s homage to the Miura continues with 20”/21” Dione rims in either matt silver or gold. A metallic Miura badge on the side and black Lamborghini logo on the rear, together with a limited edition plate positioned inside the car clearly denominates the Aventador Miura Homage.

Two internal color options are offered, in full Nero Ade or Terra Emilia leather with tone-on-tone stitching and carbon fiber package as standard. The Miura 50th logo is stitched into the upper part of the seats in gold or silver to reflect the car’s livery, and the ‘Lamborghini’ lettering embroidered on the leather dashboard.

The Aventador Miura Homage’s V12, 6.5 l engine produces 700 hp at 8,250 rpm and maximum torque of 690 Nm at 5,500 rpm. Accelerating from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds, the Aventador Miura Homage has a top speed of 350 Km/h (217 mph).

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The Aventador Miura Homage will be shown as part of Automobili Lamborghini’s celebrations for the Miura’s 50th anniversary at events during 2016, and the first time at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK from 23 to 26 June.

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