Lamborghini celebrates 50 years of the Miura with special Aventador

Lamborghini has paid homage to one of its most iconic models on its 50th anniversary with a special edition revealed at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

When the Miura was launched back in 1966, it was revered as the model that kick-started the trend of high-performance two-seater supercars.Its 4.0-litre V12 engine produced 350bhp, which allowed the 1,305kg model to hit 60mph from a standstill in just 6.7 seconds, before topping out at 170mph.

Boasting sleek styling and a revolutionary mid-engine design, the Italian carmaker's flagship model was the forerunner of all V12 Lamborghini supercars produced since.

And so, rather aptly, the company's Ad Personam customisation division has taken one of these very ancestors and given it a Miura makeover.

The Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage features a number of the same colour options as its namesake, including Rosso Arancio Miura, Verde Scandal, and Blu Tahiti.

Lamborghini celebrates 50 years of the Muira with special edition Aventador
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Lamborghini celebrates 50 years of the Muira with special edition Aventador

The 21-inch Dione rims can be finished in either matt silver or gold, while the interior comes decked out in black or tan leather, with matching top-stitching and carbon-fibre trim.

Of course, it wouldn't be a special edition without a number of badges telling you so, and in the Miura Homage these come in the form of the Miura 50th logo stitched into the seats, and the Miura badge on the exterior side panel.

While the Aventador Miura Homage's V12, 6.5-litre engine is loosely derived from the Miura's, it is significantly more powerful, producing 700hp at 8,250 rpm and able to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Its top speed is also much higher than the Miura, at 217 mph.
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