January 5, 2006 Los Angeles, California Lamborghini unveiled the an all-new
Miura at a private VIP event. Jay Leno & Billy Gibbons were on hand. As you can see from the pictures, Jay was ready to lay down some cash for the new addition. Click on the images below to see a larger image.
Lamborghini Proudly Introduces the Stunning
"Lamborghini Miura Concept"
The House of the Raging Bull brings back a legendary name from the
company's past with the breathtaking "Lamborghini Miura Concept".
The "Lamborghini Miura Concept" will be the first Lamborghini vehicle
to be conjured from the talented pen of Walter de' Silva, Head of
Lamborghini Design. de' Silva's other design responsibilities include
serving as Head of Design of Audi Group. The talented designer's idea
for the new concept was simple: a retro-inspired look heralding back
to one of the auto world's most famous icons, the legendary Miura.
Automobili Lamborghini anxiously begins the New Year with the highly
anticipated unveiling of the "Lamborghini Miura Concept," a modern
interpretation of the Lamborghini Miura. Currently celebrating its
40th Anniversary, the Miura was originally designed by Marcello
Gandini and was first publicly presented at the 1966 Geneva Motor
Show by Ferruccio Lamborghini and Nuccio Bertone.
To this day, the Miura remains one of the most beautiful cars ever
created. The new concept model, which as of now, is strictly a
concept with no firm date set for its production launch, is the
inspired creation of de' Silva, the world-famous Italian designer. He
has redesigned every aspect of the car while remaining absolutely
faithful to the original form. The new car retains the extraordinary
purity of line characteristic of the original Miura: the designer's
intervention has been defined by refining the contours and
eliminating any superfluous detail in order to enhance the clean,
simple lines and perfectly-balanced proportions of the original that
so impassioned enthusiasts.
The restyling of the lower part of the body takes the car's
structural strength and aerodynamic performance to new heights,
without disturbing the delicate aesthetic equilibrium.
Even the touches of contemporary styling applied to the interior, the
lights, and the wheels have been carefully measured to achieve a
homogenous design that is both timeless and immediately recognisable.
And so a true design icon is reborn.
"Over the last two years," explains Walter de' Silva, "I have often
dreamt of redesigning the Miura. Now, thanks to my new position at
the head of Lamborghini design and the enthusiastic support of the
Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, I have been able to turn that
dream into a reality." The "Lamborghini Miura Concept" will be on
show at the Lamborghini stand at the 2006 North American
International Auto Show in Detroit.
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 6th January 2006
A very limited number of Lamborghini Club America members were invited to the unveiling of the Miura Concept car in Beverly Hills on January 5th, in advance of its presentation at the Detroit Motor Show.
In addition to the pictures posted here, Jack Riddell of the Vintage Lambo Garage forum posted pictures at http://www.lambojack.com/Miura%20Introduction.htm. On the www.lamboforums.com there are more pictures under Photos. ( links to join the Vintage Lambo Garage and the Lambo Forums are on thethe links section to the left of this page)
Here are a couple of official press pictures from Lamborghini
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