At the beginning of the 2000s, two icons from the past, the Mini Morris and the New Fiat 500 were re-proposed on new mechanics with styles that were heavily inspired by the original cars. Among the icons of the past, another car was and will always remain in the hearts and dreams of many: the Lamborghini Miura.
For a while, it even seemed like they might revive it: in 2006 the model celebrated it’s fiftieth anniversary, and to mark the occasion, a “new Miura” appeared – a perfectly made show car – interpreted by the then design chief of Audi and Lamborghini, Walter de Silva.
The car received a rapturous reception for its ability to bring together the magical, original design of Marcello Gandini with the needs and rules of the moment. In fact, the restyling of the lower part of the body takes the structural strength and aerodynamic performance of the car to a whole different level, without disturbing its delicate aesthetic balance.
Even the touches of contemporary style applied to the interior, lights and wheels were carefully measured to achieve a consistent, timeless and immediately recognizable design.
So what happened to it? Nothing! The choice was a painful one but consistent with Lamborghini’s strategy of always wanting to look ahead and innovate. A new Miura, while certainly excellent for the market, would have interrupted this strategy.
The model remains in the company’s collection and is often exhibited at the Museum of Sant’Agata Bolognese, the town where the first Miura was born, igniting the legend of the Raging Bull.