2016 Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage
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.
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Most of us watched the Goodwood Festival of Speed to see hundreds of awesome road and race cars storm up the Hill. Others, including many past and present racing drivers, travel to Goodwood to hoon the vehicles we drool upon. But there’s a third category of motoring enthusiasts that take trips to England to pay million for the classic cars sold each year by Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and largest auction house.
This year’s event brought together nearly 100 vehicles and more than 400 automotive-related collectors items, raising a staggering £22.6 million (nearly $39 million as of 06/27/2014). One car alone sold for nearly half that amount, with two more fetching more than $1 million each, rounding up yet another successful event.
Not surprising, the most expensive vehicle sold at Goodwood was a Ferrari. Maranello classics are already a common occurrence at such events, and very few change hands for less than $5 million. On the other hand, how often do you see a 102-year-old vehicle sell for more than $1 million? Head over below to find out more about the most expensive classic cars auctioned at Goodwood.
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